15 Things You Need To Know Before A Breast Augmentation In 2022

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic operations performed by Gartner Plastic Surgery. For some women, correcting breast irregularities, restoring youthful volume, or feeling more feminine is a life-altering experience. We intend to provide a concise summary of essential information for ladies contemplating this treatment in this blog, read along to learn more.

1. Your Cosmetic Surgeon Should Be A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon With Experience

Don’t give in to high-pressure sales techniques – choose the proper cosmetic surgeon.

This is one of the most significant considerations women must make. Only skilled and knowledgeable surgeons can advise you on breast augmentation operations, related dangers, and aftercare. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon from the American Board of Plastic Surgery such as our very own Dr. Gartner.

The certification confirms that the plastic surgeon has acquired considerable training and is proficient with sophisticated cosmetic methods. Nevertheless, during the appointment, you may inquire about surgical techniques, success rate, and process complications. View their prior cases and before-and-after photographs in their portfolio.

Examine the plastic surgeon’s ratings on Google, RealSelf, and Healthgrades. On RealSelf, you may search for Verified physicians, who have received positive feedback and are experienced in cosmetic surgery. You want someone with a five-star rating. Multiple negative evaluations imply that the surgeon is subpar.

2. How Much Do Breast Jobs Cost?

What implant you and your plastic surgeon chose will affect the cost. The least costly implants are saline, while the most expensive are gummy or silicone. These will all be tailored specifically to the patient’s goals and body during your consultation.

3. How Does Your Surgeon Handle Complications?

This is one approach to judge your plastic surgeon’s skill. Ask him how often he conducts breast revision surgery after an initial breast augmentation. If they do not have an immediate response or are not being truthful, these are both significant red flags.

4. What Are The Many Types Of Breast Implants?

There are several kinds of breast implants that offer women distinct forms, appearances, and textures. The most prevalent kinds of implants are saline, silicone, gummy bear, and structured. Typically, ladies go either teardrop or circular forms. Women who like a natural appearance often choose the teardrop. When a less natural form is desired, spherical implants are used.

Before undergoing surgery, it is essential to discuss your chosen implant type with your doctor.

5. Safety Of The Implants

Implants have been the subject of several disputes; thus, it is crucial for your safety to learn which implants your surgeon will use and why he picked them.

6. Inquire About Matters Other Than Muscle Implants?

The submuscular implant pocket is the most prevalent breast implant pocket.

Implant pocket is the most significant predictor of prognosis and is characterized by the implant’s connection to the pectoral muscle on the chest. The pec muscle is a flat, fan-shaped chest muscle connecting on three sides to the front of the chest (collar bone, outside border of the breast bone, and along the ribs near the lower part of the breast). The muscle does not attach to the chest wall on the side toward the armpit (you may squeeze the muscle between your fingers on the side), as it crosses the armpit to link the chest to the upper arm. Implant placement above this muscle is referred to as subglandular or prepectoral.

The placement of an implant below the muscle is known as submuscular or subpectoral, and may be further distinguished by whether the implant is totally beneath the muscle (total submuscular) or partially under the muscle. When an implant is inserted under the muscle, the operation is more painful and more pain medication may be required. However, for the vast majority of women, the discomfort is transient and there is no difference in long-term suffering. By altering the pocket, the overall breast appearance and the short- and long-term risks and advantages of the surgery may be altered. During your appointment, your plastic surgeon should assist you in selecting the optimal implant pocket.

7. Dimensions And Form Of Implants?

Although most women are concerned with implant volume, implant pocket and implant dimensions are more significant factors to consider, particularly if you have a certain “look” in mind. In this regard, a simple practice for patients contemplating breast augmentation is to start collecting images of models you adore in clothing/swimsuits. Together, you and Dr. Gartner will determine what will help you get your ideal appearance.

8. Are You A Good Candidate For A Breast Job?

Discuss your weight, health, medical history, and lifestyle with your plastic surgeon to evaluate whether or not you are a viable candidate for the operation.

9. Recovery Period

Dr. Gartner desires that everyone of his patients have the greatest possible outcome. What we do after breast augmentation surgery is as crucial as the operation itself. Despite minor changes in breast augmentation procedures, patients will be limited to modest arm reaching/pulling and weight lifting of less than 10 pounds for two weeks. This is followed by two additional weeks of lifting less than 30 pounds, during which you may use your arms to reach and pull. There will be a total of four weeks without rigorous activity, and you will be required to wear a bra at all times with the exception of while you are bathing. After four weeks, the majority of patients may engage in regular activity, if tolerated.

10. When Will I Notice The Benefits Of My Breast Augmentation?

The majority of surgical patients will have early edema, followed by progressive clearance of the swelling and volume decrease. Do not be concerned if they seem deformed and squished. This is typical. Around 2 months, the majority of the swelling will have subsided, and your breasts will have returned to their normal size. You may now go shopping for your new wardrobe. However, even at this time, you may not have your ultimate breast shape when you are without wearing any clothing. This is because the surrounding soft tissues are still responding to the implant, which takes around 2-3 months for implants above the muscle and 4-6 months for implants below the muscle. After around 6 months you will have your full and complete results.

11. Taking Care Of Your Results

Despite the fact that the biology of aging cannot be reversed with a scalpel, there are certain common sense measures you may take to extend the life of your result. Both breast tissue and breast implants weigh something. In reality, breast implants are often heavier for the same volume as natural breast tissue. Gravity and activities will ultimately cause this weight to shift, resulting in sagging soft tissue and an implant that is improperly positioned. Dr. Gartner advises women to wear breast support as often as possible, even at night, for the rest of their lives. In relation to the idea of soft tissue strain, one should avoid major up or down weight changes.

12. Do I Need A Breast Lift With A Breast Augmentation?

When contemplating breast augmentation, this is the first question to answer. Dr. Gartner will evaluate your breast tissue, breast skin, and nipple position in order to assist you choose between breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast lift with breast augmentation. The best candidate for breast augmentation is a woman who wishes for larger breasts. If you choose to wear a higher cup size, you will need extra volume. If you are satisfied with the amount of breast tissue while wearing a bra, but not with the sagging of the breast when not wearing a bra, a breast lift is the best option. Do you want additional volume and need to correct a little breast sagging? If the nipple position is below the breast fold when standing in front of a mirror and you want bigger breasts, you will likely need augmentation mastopexy (lift with implant).

13. Complications Associated With Breast Augmentation

In general, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have extremely few issues that adversely impact your health. They do have aesthetic problems. To get a wonderful long-term effect, it is crucial to choose the appropriate plastic surgeon. Foreign prices for plastic surgery should not allure you. The risk of problems is far greater, and surgeons often lack the skills or motivation to address them.

14. Breast Augmentation Post-Operative Underwear

After breast augmentation and reduction operations, plastic surgeons suggest post-operative bras. They should examine your post-operative bra to verify that it fits properly and provides enough support following surgery. This post-operative rehabilitation bra is typically worn for four weeks.

15. Breastfeeding With Implants

In very rare instances, breast implants might cause problems for nursing moms. Aside from that, they are durable and excellent for nursing.

Learn More About Breast Augmentations In 2022

We do hope that this brief summary has provided you with sufficient information about breast augmentations in 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to arrange a breast augmentation procedure, please contact our clinic directly, and we would be pleased to set up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gartner personally. We are excited to be of assistance in bringing about the outcomes that you have envisioned for yourself.

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