Breast Augmentation FAQ

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Getting a breast augmentation is a big decision, and because of this, patients need to know as much about it as possible beforehand. Having a full understanding of the procedure will also help patients prepare for it properly. To help patients feel more comfortable and get the best results, here are the most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.

Q: How Do I Choose My Breast Implant Size for Breast Augmentation?

A: The best way to understand which breast implant size is most ideal is by considering one’s frame and proportions. This will be discussed during the consultation. Measurements will be taken to determine the implant size that will look the most natural.

Sizers can also be used during consultations in order to “try out” the feeling of various implant sizes. Additionally, patients are encouraged to bring photographs of their ideal breast augmentation results, since these can indicate desired breast size.

Q: Is Saline Better Than Silicone?

A: There are a number of differences between saline and silicone implants that will need to be discussed during the consultation. Saline, for example, is firmer and can offer more resistance to pressure. Silicone is softer to the touch. Those are just some of the points that will be discussed when deciding on the best implant for each patient’s needs.

Q: Can I Choose My Breast Implant Shape?

A: Yes. Breast implants can either be round or teardrop-shaped (also referred to as anatomical). These assume different appearances based on whether the patient is upright or lying down. The tightness or looseness of the patient’s skin can also affect the appearance of the breasts with either implant shape.

Round breast implants are more likely to experience shape changes based on the patient’s position. For women with tighter skin, round implants create excellent upper-pole breast fullness. Anatomical implants result in upper-pole fullness for patients with looser skin.

Q: How Long Is My Breast Augmentation Recovery Period?

A: Patients can expect some minor discomfort that may last for up to five days following the procedure. A surgical bra will need to be worn during the first week, as well. After four weeks, patients can return to their regular activities and should be able to participate in moderately strenuous exercises.

Q: How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

A: The lifespan of breast implants will depend on their quality, but they should last for up to 20 years. This is why it’s important for patients to return for regular check-ups so that the condition of the implants can be examined. If it is deemed necessary, the implants will be replaced.

Q: How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

A: There are several factors that can affect the cost of getting a breast augmentation procedure. The price of the implants can influence cost, as can anesthesia fees and techniques utilized. Cost will be discussed during the consultation.

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For any additional information that patients want to learn about breast augmentation, they can reach out to Darrow Cosmetic Surgery. Schedule your personalized consultation today.