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By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Wang can increase a woman's bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you're ready to discuss your breast enhancement options, now is a great time to schedule a complimentary breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Wang at our Alhambra plastic surgery offices, serving the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles areas. You can request an appointment on-line or call Wang Plastic Surgery at 626-282-6680 today to schedule your appointment. Don't forget to print your $100 savings coupon for this procedure.
Women who feel their breasts are too small, who have one breast that is larger than the other, and whose breasts have become smaller or less firm due to childbirth or weight loss are good candidates for breast augmentation. You should be in good health with no serious medical conditions, and have realistic expectations about what surgery can accomplish. There are two types of implants, saline and silicone gel. Saline implants are commonly available and offer a natural, pleasing look. Silicone gel implants are currently available only to patients participating in approved studies. Some women who require replacement of existing implants may also be eligible to participate in the studies. Dr. Wang can help you determine which implant is best for you.
What are the common benefits of a breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be used to improve the volume, shape and appearance of a woman's breasts. It is often used to correct the imbalance in breasts that are disproportionate in size. When combined with a breast lift, a breast augmentation can also correct any sagging that has occurred after childbirth or weight loss.
How is a breast augmentation performed?
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Wang will determine the best positioning for your implants based on your individual body type. While under general anesthesia, Dr. Wang makes an incision in the crease beneath the breast, around the areola or in the armpit. He will make every effort to place the incision in an inconspicuous location.
Reaching through the incision, Dr. Wang will lift the skin and breast tissue to create a pocket in which to place the implants. The implants will be inserted either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the muscle of your chest wall central to your nipples. Once placement is complete, the incisions are stitched and a gauze bandage applied to aid in healing.
There are some advantages to placing the implants behind your chest muscle, including the reduction in the possibility of capsular contracture (occurs when the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten). In addition, this placement may cause less interference with mammograms. For a short while however, there may be more discomfort than when an implant is placed directly under the breast tissue. You will want to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both positions with Dr. Wang.
How long does a breast augmentation take?
Breast augmentations generally require one to two hours of surgery.
What can I expect after a breast augmentation?
You may experience soreness and fatigue for a few days after your surgery, but this usually lasts only 24 to 48 hours. You will experience scarring — firm and pink — for at least six weeks. Though they may remain for several months or get wider, they will fade with time. Swelling in your breasts may last three to five weeks. There could also be a burning sensation in your nipples, but it will subside as the bruising fades. Stitches will be removed in a week to 10 days, but swelling in your breasts may require three to five weeks to subside.
What is the recovery period like?
Stitches will be removed in a week to 10 days. If you have been required to wear gauze dressings, they will be removed and Dr. Wang may ask that you wear a surgical bra. You should continue any routinely scheduled mammograms, however, be sure the technician performs Ecklund scans for a more reliable reading.
How long before I can return to normal activity?
Generally you should be able to return to work in a week, depending on the level of activity your job requires. You should follow Dr. Wang's instructions for resuming exercise and normal activities. You may want to avoid physical contact for two to three weeks, since your breasts are likely to be sensitive to direct stimulation. When your breasts are no longer sore, direct contact is fine.