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Female Plastic Surgeons – Common Plastic Surgery Questions

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed by our female plastic surgeons that increases the size of a
woman’s breasts. A saline filled implant with a silicone shell is placed under the breast, which increases the breast size.
In the past, silicone gel-filled implants were used for breast augmentation, but the FDA removed this type of implant in 1992
to perform further studies on the safety. With continual research being performed to further improve breast augmentation the
introduction of different types of implant material has the possibility of becoming available for use by female plastic surgeons
in the future.

Who Is The Best Candidate For A Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a form of cosmetic surgery performed by our female plastic surgeons for women who wish to increase
the size of their breasts. In many cases the woman wishing to undergo a breast augmentation procedure feels her current breast
size is too small or disproportionate to her particular body size. Breast augmentation is considered an aesthetic surgical
procedure that most often occurs with women who have not been satisfied with her final breast development size reached after
puberty, and in some cases women’s breasts have developed unevenly and she would like to achieve proper symmetry. Women who
have lost a significant amount of weight or have had pregnancies may find their breast size has shrunken and they wish to
restore their breast size through breast augmentation. In some circumstances the female plastic surgeon will suggest a breast
augmentation accompanied by a breast lift for women’s breasts that have become saggy.

How Is A Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under a general anesthesia. The introduction of saline
filled implants allowed for a smaller incision, often less than just one inch underneath the breast and above the crease where
it is well hidden. Some breast augmentation incisions are made by the lower edge of the areola, and incisions made within the
armpit leaves no visible scars. After the incisions are made the breast augmentation female plastic surgeon is able to create
a pocket, either on top of the pectoral muscle or beneath them, and insert the implant.

How Can I Find A Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgeon?

Finding a qualified, board certified surgeon for your breast augmentation is extremely important and highly recommended to
ensure the overall safety and satisfaction of the breast augmentation surgery. Every surgical procedure, including cosmetic
surgery, carries risks and uncertainties that a board certified female plastic surgeon has proven knowledge and experienced
in managing with the highest level of care.

What Is The Recovery From Plastic Surgery Like?

Our female plastic surgeons will help each patient tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way. While some patients
may describe the pain as an ache, others experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the
post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such
as a breast augmentation have discomfort equal to that of a C-section.

How Long Is The Recuperative Period And When Can I Return To Work?

Our female plastic surgeons have found that the length of time it takes to recuperate after plastic surgery varies depending
on the procedure performed and the person operated on. Most patients will require assistance for the first two days. Then most
patients are able to care for themselves, but may still need assistance if they have small children to care for. The specific
lengths of disability are outlined below by procedure. Breast augmentation patients can usually get around independently by the
second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 15 pounds. These are approximations, and do not
include return to exercise.

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