Despite being one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, there are still a number of misconceptions and questions surrounding breast augmentation. While you probably know that this procedure can help provide patients with larger, fuller breasts, you may not know about the recovery period, how it is performed and more. Help familiarize yourself with the breast augmentation procedure by taking a look at some of the most common patient questions we receive.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
- What does this procedure involve? Your surgeon will begin by creating an incision in each breast, which is then lifted to create space for the implant. These incisions are typically made in inconspicuous locations, helping to minimize the risk of visible scarring following the procedure. The implants are then placed and centered underneath the nipples, and the incisions are closed.
- Am I a suitable candidate? Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are in good general health and have realistic expectations about this procedure, but are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts. However, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is the only true way to know if this procedure is right for you.
- How long is the recovery period? Following breast augmentation, patients can expect to experience mild soreness and swelling that will typically subside after a few weeks. Your surgeon may also ask you to wear a support bra for a week or two after the surgery. To help make the most of your recovery, follow all postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon.
- Are the results natural-looking? While some may associate breast augmentation with overly large or unnatural-looking breasts, this is often at the request of the patient. A skilled plastic surgeon will work with you to provide natural results that enhance your breasts and improve your overall contour.