Dr. Tito Vasquez provides his input on picking between saline and silicone breast implants for a more natural look and feel.
Breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery with implants, is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the last 2 decades. They are popular since they are extremely gratifying to the patient who has been concerned about their breast size of a long time, and it is also a relatively safe procedure as well. Breast implants are designed to increase the size and volume of the breasts and improve body proportion. Breast augmentation is generally not designed to lift drooping breasts, but they may give the appearance of a more youthful figure due to the change in proportions. Women looking to lift their breasts will need a procedure that tightens and supports the soft tissue as is done in a technique called a mastopexy. A breast lift procedure may be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation in certain people depending on several factors which your plastic surgeon, Dr. Vasquez, will help you decide during a one on one consultation at his Connecticut plastic surgery practice in Southport.
Breasts can change shape due to many factors including pregnancy, changes in weight, etc. Some woman may also just be unhappy with their breast shape or size in general. The best candidates for breast implants or augmentation are women in good physical and mental health, are dissatisfied with the size of their current breasts, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and outcome. Breast augmentation can also improve breasts that are not symmetrical. Breast implants may also be used to reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy, or to correct breast deformities that arise from birth or caused by injury or illness. Candidate should be done with breast feeding, as breasts will change shape and size from pregnancy. To know for certain if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, please call our office today to schedule your consultation.
These are the general steps that occur during a typical breast augmentation surgery:
As with all surgeries, breast augmentation or implant surgery has its risks and potential complications. It is important to understand what these risks are before making your decision. Talking to a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon is the best way to understand these risks and to learn what to look for as you heal. A Board-certified Plastic Surgeon is not only concerned with giving you the best result possible, but also about your utmost safety. Dr. Vasquez will support you throughout your healing process and recovery and ensure that you will end up with a great experience.
It is important to note that the results of your breast implants may change. Breast implants will add weight to your breasts, therefore altering their shape over time. It is important to have properly fitting bras to support your breasts to avoid looseness of the skin. In some cases, we find that when properly supported, the patient will experience little to no sagging over time. This includes supportive sports bras during activity with excessive movement, even during simple hiking or walking. Dr. Vasquez will also suggest that you massage your breasts daily for the first three months’ post-surgery. This will help keep your breasts feeling natural and lower the risks of scar tissue development. It is extremely important be aware of any changes and contact Dr. Vasquez with any concerns.
Getting breast implants has helped many women achieve a greater self-esteem and body image. Dr. Vasquez always tries to understand each and every person’s goals, personality, and daily life to help them make the choice that is right for them. It’s important if you are considering a breast implant or augmentation procedure, that you are doing it for you.