A breast augmentation can give you the breasts you’ve always wanted, making them larger, rounder, and more symmetrical. Going into any surgical procedure can be a little scary, so you might have some questions about what you can expect. Here we will answer some common questions surrounding breast augmentation surgery.
Should I choose silicone or saline implants?
One of the biggest decisions you will make during your breast augmentation procedure process will be deciding which type of implants to get. While there is no right or wrong answer, certain implants will be more appealing to certain patients. For example, those who are striving for a natural look might prefer the popular silicone gel implants. But those who want the option for smaller incisions with less scarring might opt for saline filled implants. The type of implant you choose will be based on your goals for your new breasts, your body type, and of course, your surgeon’s professional opinion!
How long will the procedure take?
The exact length of your breast augmentation procedure will depend on the implants you chose, placement of the implants, and whether you’ve decided to combine another procedure. A typical breast augmentation procedure should be complete within two hours. As the patient, however, you’ll likely only remember receiving your anesthesia.
Will I be left with scars?
With any surgical procedure, some scarring should be expected. When you see an experienced surgeon, they will do everything they can to minimize this scarring by placing incisions in concealed areas such as under the breast fold. Therefore the amount of scarring actually noticeable will be very minimal! Your surgeon can discuss how to care for your incisions to help reduce scar appearance.
How long will my recovery be?
The length of your recovery will depend on the implant type and implant placement you chose. You can expect to take about a week off work so you can properly rest at home. You should avoid exercise for about three weeks, and more strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for six weeks. Your surgeon will provide you with your specific instructions and physical restrictions for your recovery.