If you’re noticing that your skin is beginning to sag, and you don’t feel like your body is expressing how you feel on the inside, then breast augmentation is something that you should consider. As with any surgery, it is essential to do your research before making any big decisions.
It is crucial that you find a professional plastic surgeon with a reputable background, who is experienced in the latest breast augmentation techniques and technology, and who makes for each of their patients, like the professionals at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you’re still in the beginning stages of considering a breast augmentation, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you start your research.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Most women are able to return to normal activity within 7 to 10 days after surgery and usually need no more than a week off from work. It is recommended that you not lift anything heavy for two weeks, and if you take part in recreational sports or activities such as yoga, you will typically need to have two follow-up appointments with your doctor before you get the green light to return to all activities.
How Long Does It Take An Implant To “Drop”?
It’s important to remember that everybody is different so healing times will vary from person to person. If you get your implant placed behind the muscle, after your breast augmentation, your implants may appear to sit high on your chest during the early stages of healing. While this may give your breasts an odd shape at first, they drop given time. This natural settling process of your implants is commonly referred to as “dropping and fluffing.”
As your muscles relax after surgery, the implant will “drop” behind the muscle wall into a more natural position. Then, as the implants “drop” into position, they will “fluff” out beneath the muscle, filling out the lower portion of the breast.
Silicone Or Saline?
Whether you prefer silicone or saline implants depends on two important factors: How they feel and how they look.
Saline implants are firmer than silicone implants, which means they are not as natural feeling as real breast tissue. There is also the chance of being able to feel the outer edge of the implant, especially when there is very little breast tissue and the implant is placed above the muscle. Silicone implants emulate natural breast tissue and are softer to the touch.
A key difference in look is to note that saline implants do not change shape with gravity while silicone implants do. There is also a slightly greater chance of visible rippling or wrinkling with saline implants, which could become visible if there is very little existing breast tissue. For this reason, silicone implants are recommended for women who lack breast tissue.
Hopefully, these tips will help you finalize your decision on whether a breast augmentation is the right choice for you. Be sure you do your research and find the right medical professional for your specific needs. If you’re in the Baton Rouge area, give the experts here at Hanemann Plastic Surgery a call today for a consultation!