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Choosing the Right Procedures

I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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Choosing the Right Procedures

Some Details To Know About Breast Augmentation Surgery

by Michelle Austin

If your breasts need more volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding or if you just want larger breasts, then breast augmentation could be the solution. Implants can even the size of your breasts, improve the shape of your breasts, and add more volume. However, implants alone may not be enough to help with sagging breasts. You may need a breast lift along with implants to correct sagging. Here are some other breast augmentation details to know.

Your Breasts Function Normally With Implants

You'll still be able to have mammograms when you have implants. You should also be able to breastfeed your baby when you've had breast augmentation. While your nipples may have a loss of sensation right after surgery, the sensations should return once your breasts have healed.

There Are Options For Incisions

Incisions for breast implant surgery can be near your navel, armpit, breast crease, or nipple. Incisions under your arm and near your belly button keep scars off of your breast. However, it can be challenging to position the implants perfectly when they are inserted through those incisions. You may have breast crease or nipple incisions instead since these allow the surgeon to move the implants around and place them in the best position for achieving the results you want.

Even though they leave scars on your breasts, the scars are hidden so once they've healed, they won't be too noticeable.

General Anesthesia May Not Be Needed

Talk to your doctor about your anesthesia options. If you're leery about having general anesthesia, your doctor might perform your breast augmentation with a local anesthetic with IV sedation. Even if you don't have general anesthesia, you'll still need someone to drive you home and watch you right after surgery.

The Length Of Downtime Depends On Your Job

Your doctor will explain the recovery process to you so you know how long you'll need to take off from work. It all depends on the type of work you do. If it's mostly sedentary, you can go back to work much sooner than if you do heavy lifting all day since you need to restrict the amount of lifting you do when you're recovering from implant surgery.

You May Need To Restrict Activities

Your doctor may encourage you to walk shortly after surgery. You don't want to be sedentary, but you won't be able to do vigorous exercise until you've been cleared to do so by your doctor. Walking will probably be encouraged, but jogging and weight lifting will probably be discouraged. The goal is to avoid anything that could cause the implants to shift or cause your incision to open.

Contact a plastic surgery center, such as Dakota Plastic Surgery: Sanjay Mukerji, MD, to learn more.