About Breast Augmentation
It is necessary to have a complete and thorough understanding of breast augmentation, or breast implants (technically known as augmentation mammoplasty). Your questions and concerns will be discussed during a comprehensive consultation. You will also be provided with informative literature to help you fully understand what breast augmentation entails. There are two varieties of breast implants. One type of breast implant is saline filled with a silicone rubber shell and a valve for adding saline solution. The other type of mammory implants are silicone filled. The size of the breast implants are selected in proportion to your body frame. Dr. Blau prefers periareolar incision, which is under the nipple insertion of the implant. The length of the incision for augmentation mammoplasty is about one inch, resulting in a short scar which is usually less noticeable. In most cases, Dr. Blau’s location for the breast implant is under the pectoralis muscle (sub pectoral), which usually results in a more natural look and feel. However, the location of the implant is ultimately determined by the needs of each individual patient. Although recovery time for breast augmentation surgery varies, many patients are able to return to work within about a week. However, it is very important to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks.
You will be provided with personal reference numbers upon request. Many former breast implant patients are willing to answer your questions and address your concerns. Provided expectations are realistic, Breast Augmentation will not only enhance the way a person looks, but also the way she feels about herself.
As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. As with any surgery, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you.