Breast augmentation enhances the size, shape, profile, and projection of the breasts with either saline or silicone implants. Modern breast implants are designed to last for several years – and some may even last for a lifetime – but there are times when an implant will need to be removed or replaced.
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The decision to get breast augmentation is a momentous one that could drastically improve your confidence and self-esteem. For many women, the most exciting aspect of getting breast implants is the first time they go bra shopping afterward.
Asking questions is one of the best ways to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your body.
Breast augmentation enjoys an impressive safety record and is considered a safe elective procedure. While there are some risks with breast augmentation, serious risks are extremely rare and can often be corrected with revision surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation in or around Andover, MA or Nashua, NH, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr.
Scaring is an inevitably when incisions are made. Incisions will need to be made during breast augmentation to place the implants. How you prepare for surgery, how well you follow post-operative advice, and which incision option you choose will play the largest roles in determining the visibility of these scars after you have healed.
Following breast augmentation, it is important that you keep your incisions dry and clean. This helps prevent bacterial growth and infection. It also helps protect against unnecessary delays in healing.
Proper incision healing relies on fibrocytes producing connective tissue - a process that that can be slowed or altered by soaking the area. For this reason, it is typically recommended that you wait for at least three to four weeks after breast augmentation before entering a pool or submerging yourself in a bathtub.
Breastfeeding mothers experience an increase in breast size, one that typically begins early on in pregnancy. But once the baby is no longer breastfeeding, a rapid decrease in size is common. For some women, this decrease returns breasts to the approximate size and shape they were pre-pregnancy.
Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released the statistics they collected from 2016 regarding the number and types of procedures performed during the last year. It is not surprising that breast augmentation is still the most popular procedure. Last year 290,467 breast augmentations were performed.
No woman’s breasts are perfectly symmetrical, and breasts that are substantially uneven can lead to frustration when shopping for bras and other clothing as well as contribute to insecurity about your appearance. Fortunately, there are cosmetic surgery procedures that can provide your breasts with natural-looking, uniform proportions.