Enhance, Improve and Balance
Many women strive for their ideal figure, and a breast augmentation is often at the top of the list to achieve that physique. The procedure allows women to increase breast size and improve breast shape in order to enhance their body contours. Whether the breasts have changed due to pregnancy, are disproportionate due to weight loss, or could simply benefit from shape and size enhancement, a breast augmentation provides an effective solution for women wanting a change. As it is a fully customizable procedure, breast augmentation surgery is completely tailored to meet the patient’s desired look.
Achieved With Breast Augmentation
Some women naturally have breasts with little to no volume, while others find that their breasts have lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss and appear empty or deflated. Implant size, profile, and placement all work together to provide you with either the subtle or dramatic volume increase that is ideal for you.
Women often notice that their breasts lack a defined shape and attractive definition. A lack of cleavage is also an issue for women with smaller breasts. Implants are designed to create definition and improve the shape of the breasts to provide a more youthful breast appearance that complements a woman’s natural appearance.
You may consider a breast augmentation if your breasts do not match your body proportions or if one of your breasts is smaller than the other. This asymmetry can appear as either a size or placement discrepancy between your breasts, which can cause you to have an unbalanced appearance. Your surgeon can choose subtly different implants to treat asymmetry and restore a balanced look.
Customizing Your Breast Augmentation
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The procedure is performed under sedation or a light general anesthesia. There is some discomfort from the procedure, but this is minimized by the incorporation of a three-day novocaine called EXPAREL® (see below). An ACE bandage and bandeau are worn for two days following the surgery; after this time, you are placed in a surgical bra. Patients can usually shower within 48 hours of their surgery.
Most people are able to return to work within one week after surgery and social engagements after two weeks. You should avoid heavy physical activity during this time. You can resume jogging and lower body exercises after several weeks, but you can’t engage in upper body workouts or yoga for a minimum of eight weeks. Most swelling subsides completely in four to six weeks, and your implants will settle into their final position over the next several months.
The visibility of your scars varies depending on which incision technique is used for surgery. Care is taken to ensure that all incisions are placed as discreetly as possible. Natural factors can impact the severity of your scarring, which will likely to fade over time.
The cost of a breast augmentation is dependent on the type, size, and placement of your implants. Other factors that can impact cost include anesthesia fees, surgical fees, and facility fees. Dr. Rosen will provide you with a detailed quote during your consultation.
Providing patients with a safe and pain-free recovery is the key to having them back on their feet sooner. Our patients are provided with EXPAREL® at the end of their surgery. EXPAREL® is a low-release, non-opioid pain medication, which is injected into the pectoral muscle. This form of pain relief lasts for three days, and patients who use EXPAREL® don’t require narcotics during their recovery.
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How old should I be before I undergo a breast augmentation?
Saline implants are FDA approved for patients 18 years or older, and silicone implants are approved for those 22 years or older. There is no maximum age for breast augmentation, but a combination augmentation/mastopexy is often required in patients with sagging.
Will my implants last forever?
Current implant technologies are designed to maintain their integrity for years. While a follow-up evaluation may be needed after 10 years to ensure that there have been no structural changes to your implants, they can provide beautiful results for as long as 20 years.
I’ve heard breast implants cause cancer. Is this true?
There have been reported cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma in patients with textured implants. However, to date, there have been no confirmed cases of BIA-ALCL in patients with smooth surface-only implants. Due to these findings, Dr. Rosen only offers smooth implants to his patients.
Will breast implants prevent me from breastfeeding in the future?
Factors such as incision location, implant placement, and implant size can impact the nerves in the breast that facilitate nursing. At your consultation with Dr. Rosen, it is important that you make sure to discuss any concerns you might have regarding breastfeeding.
Will breast implants affect my ability to have an accurate mammogram?
No. Accurate mammograms can be taken, even with implants. Make sure you inform your mammogram technician so that they can make any needed adjustments.
What risks are associated with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a routine procedure with a low risk of serious side effects. However, like all surgeries, breast augmentation surgery does pose some complications. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, loss of sensation, capsular contracture, asymmetry, and implant malposition. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Rosen during your consultation.