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Breast Augmentation Procedure

What Does the Breast Augmentation Procedure Involve?

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of individuals just like you are exploring the possibilities of enhancing their body image through this transformative procedure.

If you are intrigued by the idea of achieving your desired look and gaining a newfound sense of self-assurance, understanding the step-by-step process of breast augmentation can help you make an informed decision.

Read on to discover each stage of the breast augmentation procedure, from the initial consultation to the procedure itself, providing you with valuable insights and knowledge to embark on this life-changing experience with confidence.

Step #1: Initial Consultation

Step #2: Pre-Operative Instructions

Step #3: The Surgical Procedure

Step #4: Post-Operative Recovery

Step #1: Initial Consultation
The first step in the breast augmentation journey is the initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this personal consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns and expectations for the breast augmentation procedure.

The surgeon will evaluate your breast anatomy, skin elasticity and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for breast augmentation.

Your surgeon will also explain the different types of breast implants available, such as saline or silicone, and help you choose the appropriate size and shape for your desired outcome.

Step #2: Pre-Operative Instructions
Before breast implant surgery, your plastic surgeon will provide you with pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. These instructions may include:

  • Avoid certain medications such as blood thinners that can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
  • Quit smoking as it can impair the healing process.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and assist you during the initial recovery period.
  • Fast for a specific period of time before the surgery as directed by your surgeon.

Following these instructions is crucial to minimize your risk of complications and optimize your surgical outcome.

Step #3: The Surgical Procedure

On the day of the breast augmentation surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the outpatient procedure.

The surgeon will make incisions in predetermined locations, which can be in the crease under the breast, around the areola or in the armpit. The choice of incision location depends on factors such as your anatomy and the type of breast implant being used.

Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will create a pocket either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. This pocket will accommodate the breast implant.

The surgeon will carefully insert the implant into the pocket and ensure proper placement and symmetry. Afterward, they will close the incisions with sutures or surgical tape.

The duration of a breast augmentation surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the surgeon’s technique.

On average, the surgery typically takes around one to two hours to complete. However, it’s important to note that the actual duration may vary from patient to patient.

Step #4: Post-Operative Recovery
After your breast surgery, make sure to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon for a smooth healing process. These personalized guidelines include medication, dressing changes and restrictions on physical activity to reduce complications and promote a swift recovery.

During the recovery period, it’s normal to experience some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and the use of ice packs to reduce swelling.

The recovery timeline involves gradually increasing activities, avoiding strenuous exercises, and wearing a supportive bra or compression garment.

Patience is key as each individual heals at their own pace, and the final results will emerge over several months. Open communication with your surgeon and practicing self-care contribute to a successful recovery.

With dedication to the recovery process, you can embrace newfound confidence and joy in the results of your breast augmentation.

Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation Today
Remember, every individual’s breast augmentation journey is unique. That’s why it is essential to schedule a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Scott Rotatori to discuss your specific needs and expectations.

With decades of experience and expertise performing breast augmentation, Dr. Rotatori will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

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