Prior to any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential that you take the time to ask any of the questions that may otherwise be on your mind. The more that you know about a procedure you’re interested in getting, the better prepared you’ll be to make the right decision for your cosmetic surgery goals.
There are a number of questions that plastic surgeons hear the most. The answers to these questions could just set your mind at ease.
Are breast implants safe?
YES!! Breast implants are safe. This procedure is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures. Breast implants are highly scrutinised by numerous health authorities around the world. As a result, each one has its own serial number, each is vigorously safety checked and approved prior to placement, and the newer generation of implants also have microchips. Any risks related to the breast augmentation procedure are the same risks you’ll experience with any type of surgical procedure.
Is there a difference between saline and silicone?
Both the saline and the silicone implants offer patients the natural results that they are looking for. Each does differ in consistency, however. Silicone implants are pre-filled with the silicone gel, whereas saline implants are usually implanted when empty and are filled once they are set in place.
Cosmetic plastic surgeons, like Dr. Perron, will work with you to determine which option will best help you to meet your cosmetic surgery goals.
How long will the breast augmentation surgery take?
Breast augmentation surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. The procedure itself should take no more than an hour. Be sure to always be honest with your plastic surgeon if you have any underlying medical concerns that may contribute to complications during surgery.
Will there be scarring?
There will be scars from your breast augmentation surgery (as with any surgery). However, a skilled surgeon will be able to minimise the scarring that you are left with. The incision itself is typically about 5cm in length. It will be strategically placed along the breast crease, and in other cases can be inserted through other areas. Most plastic surgeons will allow their patients to select where they want their incision to be placed.
How long will recovery take?
Patients will be allowed to return home soon after their surgery has been completed. There may be some pain and discomfort felt during the first few days after surgery, but most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks. Patients won’t be able to work out or engage in heavy lifting until after they’ve healed for about 8 weeks.
There are sure to be more questions on your mind if you are considering getting breast implants. Be sure to discuss all of your concerns with your surgeon so you feel completely confident about your decision to get implants. Many patients are primarily concerned about the safety of the implants and the surgery itself, while others are worried about whether they’ll be able to breastfeed after they have implants. Your consultation with your surgeon is your opportunity to cover all of your questions and concerns.