Breast Augmentation is also known as augmentation mammaplasty or breast enlargement.
Breast Augmentation includes enlargement, volume increase, and shaping of breasts. This surgery is commonly considered after pregnancy, weight loss, or for naturally small breasts. Any surgery is life-changing for yourself and your family.
Breast augmentation is called mammoplasty, and is one of the most performed plastic surgeries, with hundreds of thousands of procedures per year. Sitting in the doctor’s office faced with many unanswered questions feels frustrating and overwhelming.
Considerations for Breast Augmentation
Pros and cons of breast augmentation will be based on individual circumstances, but overall, breast augmentation is a well established plastic surgery with minimal risks.
Not everybody will be a candidate for breast augmentation surgery. These questions below will help determine your candidacy for surgery.
Dr. C Randall Harrell and staff will help answer any issues relating to candidacy. Here are some sample questions to assist in determining your candidacy:
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations, you’ll be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery.
There are multiple ways to complete a breast augmentation. These include implantation, fat transfers, and breast lifts. Listed below are details about each type of breast augmentation.The most common types of implants include saline implants, silicone implants, and cohesive gel silicone implants.
1.) Saline implants are pouches filled with sterile salt water. These are beneficial because if they leak, the saline is absorbed by the body and naturally excreted. They do not “burst” like many think they are capable of.
2.) Silicone implants feel very similar to natural breast tissues because they are made from a durable, elastic gel. One downside to the silicone implants is the need for regular check-ups to ensure the implants are still intact. If the implant were to leak, the silicone is not absorbed by the body.
3.) Cohesive gel silicone implants are long and healthy. They are known to maintain their shape for long amounts of time but make for a large incision due to their length.
Implants are not meant to last forever. Depending on the type of implant, some may last up to twelve years. To get a more accurate time frame, speak with your surgeon about the specific product’s “life expectancy.”
Fat transfers are used by moving fat cells from one area of the body to another by using “liposuction.”
Related: Types of Breast Augmentation
Breast lifts are commonly used in conjunction with implants but do not always have to. This helps achieve a look of fullness. Excess skin around, or on, the breasts is removed and reconstructed during the breast lift. Contact TampaPlastic.Surgery to learn more and consult with our staff today.
The cost of breast augmentation varies significantly based on the surgeon, experience, method, operative procedures, anesthesia, complications, and much more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation in 2014 was $3,708. This number can vary widely, depending on a variety of factors. Learn more about the typical cost of breast surgery in Tampa, Fl.
The process of the breast augmentation surgery takes around one to three hours depending on the extent of the procedure. Upon arrival, your surgical preparation will begin which includes washing and cleaning of your body, information, consent, and your questions will be answered. After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room where your vital signs are closely monitored, and the anesthesia begins to “wear off.”
The process of breast augmentation will vary depending on the clinic, hospital or surgical center and the various types of breast augmentation you are undergoing:
Recovery of Breast Augmentation
Recovery from breast augmentation may take up to nine months. It is recommended to take one week off from work, and six weeks off from strenuous activity. During the beginning stages of recovery, it is common to feel pain, breast swelling, and discomfort. Intense, painful symptoms should begin to subside after a week or so. Within the next couple of weeks, the risk of infection decreases significantly, swelling begins to subside, and pain medications may be used less frequently.
Make sure you speak with your physician about how often you will need to be attending follow-up appointments.
The benefits of breast augmentation inevitably depend on the individual. Listed below are distinct advantages of the breast augmentation operation. Be sure to contact a board-certified surgeon who has years of experience.
When considering to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, it is important to weigh risks and benefits. Being knowledgeable about your operation will help ease anxiety and create a better experience before and after the breast augmentation. Before you achieve the body of your dreams, be sure to speak with us today to ask any questions you may have regarding your operation.
Dr. Randall Harrell practices breast augmentation, as well as breast lift, breast implant surgery and other plastic surgeries for patients in the following locations in Tampa, Florida:
Dr. C. Randall Harrell, MD is a leading, world-renowned, board-certified breast augmentation specialist can achieve the most desirable look you are seeking. Dr. Harrell has decades of experience as a Tampa Plastic Surgeon. Contact us today to learn more about our practice.
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