A breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that uses breast implants to increase the size of the patient’s breasts. Individuals that are transitioning from male to female typically begin to develop breast tissue due to hormone therapy. However, most transgender individuals do not develop large breasts from hormone therapy. Individuals that are interested in increasing the size of their breasts should consider breast augmentation surgery. To learn more about this procedure, feel free to call Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery at 781-239-0680.
Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
There are two types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Both silicone and saline implants are made with a soft silicone shell. However, silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and saline implants are filled with saline. Some saline implants are pre-filled, while others are filled to the desired size during the procedure. One of the benefits of silicone implants is their natural feel. However, silicone implants can be dangerous if they rupture, whereas saline implants are not.
Both silicone and saline implants come in various sizes and textures. Talk to your plastic surgeon to determine whether silicone or saline implants are right for you.
Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Safe For Transgender Patients?
There is a degree of risk involved with every type of surgery, including breast augmentation. Some side effects that could occur after this type of surgery include scarring, infections, loss of sensation, and unsatisfactory results. But in general, breast augmentation is completely safe as long as a qualified surgeon is performing it.
How Long is the Recovery For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Many patients are eager to find out how long the pain and discomfort will last after a surgery. The first 48 hours after the surgery will be the most painful for a transgender with breast implants. The pain will slowly start to go down after the first 48 hours, but patients may still experience sensitivity and tightness. The surgeon will most likely remove surgical dressings and sutures within one week after the surgery. However, patients will probably not be fully recovered for about six weeks. Do not resume normal activities until your surgeon has cleared you to do so.
What is the Cost of Breast Implants For Transgender Patients?
The price of breast implants for transgender patients can vary, so it’s difficult to answer this question. It’s important to discuss prices with your plastic surgeon before scheduling the procedure, so you know exactly what to expect. At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, we offer financing plans to make paying for a procedure easier on our patients.
Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery Today
Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? Take a look at the before and after pictures of transgender breast implants on our website. Then, contact us to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Arthur Shektman and the rest of our staff is committed to helping all of our patients look and feel their very best. Schedule an appointment today by calling 781-239-0680 or filling out the online form on our website.