Breast Augmentation Midland
Breast augmentation successfully and safely transforms the size, shape and firmness of the breasts. If you’re considering the procedure, keep reading to learn all about it.
Breast augmentation is an operation that can be used to correct damaged, missing or misshapen breasts – if you’ve suffered the trauma of a mastectomy, for example – If someone wants larger, more evenly-shaped or firmer breasts, breast augmentation is the safest, most common solution.
What Breast Augmentation Will do versus What it Will Not:
- They will increase fullness and firmness
- They will increase projection
- Breast augmentation will not lift the breasts
If you’ve gone through childbirth or experienced extreme weight fluctuation leading to drooping, sagging breasts. A breast lift will be needed to restore the former, full height of the breasts.
Is Everyone a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Not necessarily, but most of the criteria for a good breast augmentation candidate can be achieved with some work.
- Overall good health
- Breasts that are fully developed – time frames for this vary, but it is recommended that you wait until you are 18 years old, at the very minimum.
Also, if your breasts did not develop normally; if you are not content with your breasts for some reason; and if you possess realistic expectations about breast augmentation results, you are likely a strong candidate for the procedure.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Dr. Steve Ahmed will go into more detail about the specifics of your procedure during your consultation. But as an overview, breast augmentation can usually be performed in an outpatient environment, such as a hospital or ambulatory center, or you may stay overnight.
The procedure itself is pain free because patients are put under anesthesia. The incision sites vary depending on your body type, the implant size and the desired results, but common sites include under the breast or arm, or around the nipple.
Tips to Optimize Healing after Breast Augmentation.
- Although slightly unpleasant, use compresses and ice packs to reduce pain and swelling.
- Avoid sleeping on your sides or stomach during breast implant surgery recovery. For optimal healing, attempt to sleep in a slightly upright position.
- Avoid bending over, reaching up high, extreme stretching or strenuous activity for as long as possible.
- Some doctors recommend massaging gently after the first few days of recovery. This helps keep them soft and correctly placed as the tissue around them heals.
- Overuse your compression bra.
- Ask your doctor about other medications or natural remedies that can help reduce swelling, bruising and improve circulation.
If you’re unhappy with your breasts and are considering breast augmentation, your first step is to schedule a medical evaluation and consultation with Dr. Steve Ahmed. Be open and inquisitive, and make sure your questions are answered prior to your procedure.