In 2014, breast augmentations were one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the country. Making the decision to go under the knife can be difficult, and very emotional. Aside from the cost, which can range depending on the clinic, type of procedure, and type of implant, this type of surgery does drastically change how a woman’s body appears. Making such a dramatic change to one’s appearance isn’t something to be taken lightly. Here are few things to keep in mind when considering a surgical procedure such as this one.
Every Patient Is Unique
The first step when thinking about augmentation is to select a surgeon who is certified and trustworthy. Patients should consider selecting a clinic that offers one-on-one pre-op consultations and customized treatment plans.
There Are Two Different Types Of Implants: Silicone And Saline
The majority of implants received in 2014 were made with silicone, and the rest of saline. Each type has its own unique list of pros and cons.
Implants made with silicone gel tend to look and feel more realistic, which is why they are the preferred type. This decision is one best left to be discussed between the patient and surgeon, in order to determine the type of implant is best suited to the patient.
The Procedure Takes One to Two Hours
Breast augmentation is typically a short day surgery, with the procedure lasting between one and two hours. Generally speaking, patients will undergo a general aesthetic and will remain under for the duration of the surgery. Common places for the incision are the crease under the breast, the armpit or near the areola, in order to reduce the visibility of any resulting scars as much as possible.
Recovery Time Takes About A Week
Generally speaking, patients who undergo both breast reduction and enhancement will require about five to seven days off work. This time can extend if the job requires manual labour, but can be as short as five days if the patient has an office job.
Immediately after the procedure, patients may feel tender, tired, and sore, but these symptoms generally disappear within a few days. The stitches can be removed after about a week to ten days, and most of the increased sensitivity will diminish within the first week. If you experience any discomfort following this type of procedure, contact your doctor, especially if it seems to be unusual. You should also contact your doctor if noticing any sign of infection.
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