Year after year, breast augmentation is the first or second most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States
Breast size, for many women, is directly tied to their self-image. If a woman has lived her life with breasts she feels are either too small or uneven in size, there is no longer any stigma attached to increasing the size of the chest through breast augmentation. It’s a big decision, and not to be taken lightly. Beyond opting to have breast augmentation, Dr. Trovato’s patients also need to make other decisions such as breast implant type, size, and incision location. Of course, during your consultation for breast augmentation Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Trovato will help you through the decision making process.
enhanced breasts can really elevate a woman’s self confidence
When initially considering breast augmentation, Dr. Trovato tries to make sure the patient has realistic expectations. After all, larger breasts won’t solve all of a person’s problems and make a new you. But enhanced breasts can really elevate a woman’s self confidence and body image. Dr. Trovato tries to give his Dallas breast augmentation patients as much information as possible about the procedure and the options available. Then, he helps with your decision making.
You will decide between
saline or silicone implants
Saline implants require a smaller incision because they are filled once in place. Also, if they rupture, the saline solution is simply absorbed by the body. Silicone implants are thought to feel much closer to natural breast tissue. However, if they rupture, the silicone will need to be removed from the pocket where the breast implant was placed. A newer option, gummy bear implants, consists of thicker gel (think gummy bear) and is in a teardrop shape. If these breast implants rupture, the thicker gel usually stays within the implant.
Breast implants can be placed through a variety of incision locations
During your breast augmentation consultation, you will choose between incisions in the armpit, at the base of the areola, or in the crease on the underside of the breast. Obviously, incisions made in the vertical crease of the armpit leave no scarring on the breasts.
Breast augmentation patients usually feel sore and tired for a day or two after their breast implant procedure. Your stitches are removed after one week, roughly the same time most patients return to work. During your breast augmentation recovery, you may experience some post-operative sensations, such as pain, sensitivity and swelling, but this will quickly fade over the first couple of weeks after breast implant surgery.
Beyond the incision location, you’ll also need to decide if you’d like the implants placed beneath or atop the chest muscle. Breast implants placed beneath the muscle have a lower risk of capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant leading to a tightening sensation. This location will also lead to fewer issues during mammograms. The other option is to place the breast implant under the breast tissue, but on top of the chest muscle. This generally makes for an easier recovery after breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentations are generally very safe, but with any surgery complications can occur. In this case, complications may include infection around the implant, swelling and pain, altered nipple sensation, capsular contracture, and leakage of the breast implant.
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