Dramatic weight loss, having children or simply the aging process can affect how the look of the breasts and cause some women to opt for breast augmentation. Our team has
Dramatic weight loss, having children or simply the aging process can affect how the look of the breasts and cause some women to opt for breast augmentation. Our team has put together a short list of the some of the most frequently asked questions regarding breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Utah: Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Different Options for Breast Implants?
There is a wide variety of breast implants. They range by brand, shape, size and type of implants such as silicone or saline. The first type are saline implants, which are filled with a sterile saline solution. It is important to note that saline implants may be more prone to rupture. In the event of rupture, the implant deflates and the body absorbs and removes the saline. The second type are silicone implants which are filled with a viscous silicone gel. You may have also heard about gummy bear implants, these are another type of silicone implants that are known for keeping their shape for a longer period of time since they are filled with a more cohesive viscous gel than traditional silicone ones.
What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation Recovery?
There is little down time after breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Crofts recommends that patients do not lift anything over 5lbs for 2 weeks after surgery. Most patients are back to work within a couple of days after their breast augmentation procedure. However, patients should not engage in strenuous exercise in the 2 weeks following their surgery. Most patients can enjoy leisure activities such as dinner or a movie even the night of surgery.
How Do I Choose a Surgeon for Breast Implant Surgery?
A recent article by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) patients rated surgeon experience as the most influential attribute when choosing a plastic surgeon. Why is this? Well, the more experienced the surgeon, the more successful surgeries he or she has performed in their career.
Also, it is very important to choose a surgeon that is board certified. The plastic surgeon you choose should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can lookup a doctor or find a board certified plastic surgeon by using the Find a Surgeon tool of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Simply enter your state to find a list of all of the board certified plastic surgeons in that state or type in the doctor’s name to make sure they are board certified.
Another good indicator is to look at before and after photos of their procedures to see the outcomes of their work. During your consultation with the doctor make sure they take their time to address your concerns and answer your questions. Plastic surgery and especially breast augmentation is not a one size fits all type of thing, so make sure you express your goals and what you want to accomplish with your surgery. The plastic surgeon you choose should take the time to discuss important topics like incision type and the type of implant that would work best for you. Don’t forget to ask about post operative care, trustworthy doctors offer regular checkups after your surgery. The staff should be attentive and assist you in details about scheduling and available financing options. Depending on your financial situation, you may be able to set up a payment plan with convenient monthly payments that work for you.
We hope you found this article helpful. Dr. Kimball M. Crofts is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Feel free to call our office at (801) 785-8825 to schedule a consultation or with any other questions.