According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed today. Due to the range of implant choices and varied techniques, an ideal breast enhancement option can be found for virtually any patient.
A breast augmentation is basically an enhancement procedure for the bustline in which an implant is inserted into each breast. The implant procedure will depend on several factors, including your body frame and the type of implants being used. The incision may be made under the breast (an Inframmary incision,) under the arm (a Transaxillary incision,) or circling the areola (a Periareolar incision.)
Types of Implants
The type of implant used in breast enhancement will depend on personal preference and the desired feel and appearance of the implant. Silicone breast implants, which are made from a silicone gel, are generally very natural feeling and closely mimic the appearance of a natural breast. Saline breast implants, which are filled with sterilized salt water, are also very realistic-looking, and are often chosen by patients since the saline solution will harmlessly be reabsorbed into the body if the implant should leak.
Preparing for Surgery
When you visit Dr. Kevin Sadati for your initial consultation, you will discuss exactly what you want to achieve with your breast enhancement surgery, the surgical procedure, and the recovery process. Dr. Kevin Sadati and the entire staff are committed to the highest levels of patient care and patient satisfaction — from the first consultation to the post-operative appointments.
Recovery From Surgery
The recovery from breast enhancement surgery is generally quite problem-free. In fact, most patients are able to leave the hospital the same day of the surgery. Patients can expect soreness and bruising in the breast area for about 24 to 48 hours, conditions for which Dr. Kevin Sadati can prescribe medication to manage the pain. Patients generally don’t experience any pronounced pain after the first few days post-surgery. The breast area will often be swollen for two to three weeks, but the swelling does decrease with time. Patients should be sure to follow all post-surgical instructions to minimize potential scarring or other complications. In general, breast augmentation surgery is a extremely successful surgical procedure with one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any cosmetic surgery procedure.