what is a breast augmentation?
The technical term for breast augmentation surgery is augmentation mammoplasty. An augmentation mammoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of a patient's breast by inserting an implant either under or over the muscle. This procedure may increase fullness, improve overall balance, and enhance aesthetic appeal of a patient's breast. There are various ways to insert the implants: periareolar incision, inframammary incision, and transaxillary incision. You and Dr. Z will discuss which of these incisions is right for you and your desired outcome. Choose a Breast Augmentation in Orlando, FL.
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Who is a good candidate?
Choosing plastic surgery should always be a personal, well thought out decision that was not sprung on by the opinions of others. If you are choosing plastic surgery for your own reasons, you're in good health, have realistic expectations, and your breasts are fully developed, then you are on your way to being a good candidate for a breast augmentation.
Patients decide to undergo plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. If you identify with any of the following, then you might be a good candidate for an augmentation mammoplasty:
- Small breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Sagging breasts
- Breast changes after weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
- Feelings of unhappiness about your breasts' appearance
Which is better: Silicone or saline implants?
When considering a breast augmentation, you will be faced with the silicone vs saline challenge. Saline implants use sterile saline solution, which is basically salt water, to inflate a silicone-based outer shell. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are entirely made of silicone. Saline implants are usually said to have a similar feel as a water balloon, whereas silicone implants are said to have the feel of a gummy bear to mimic the feel of natural breasts.
While there is no clear cut answer, there are certainly pros and cons of each. Saline implants leave a much smaller scar because they are filled after they are inserted, so the incision doesn't have to be as large as it would be for silicone implants. However, silicone implants are much lighter than saline implants, which means a lot less pulling and rippling.
Keep in mind: When it comes to ruptures, saline implants deflate while the body absorbs the sterile saline solution. Contrarily, when silicone implants rupture it typically occurs in an undetectable manner. Because of this, individuals with silicone implants will have to undergo periodic MRI's in order to make sure the implants haven't ruptured.
How long is the recovery?
Following surgery, you will immediately be taken to a recovery room in order for our staff to monitor you. You will be wrapped in water resistant dressing and a support bra in order to reduce swelling and provide support for your breasts. Typically, patients are released within a 1-2 hours after surgery.
Post surgery recovery time usually lasts 24-48 hours followed by reduced activity for a few more days. It's imperative to wear a support bra for the following week to two weeks after surgery and follow any instructions given by our plastic surgery team. Overall, breast augmentation surgery's recovery process is very short accompanied by swelling and soreness which subsides.
Can I finance this procedure?
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