Breast implants, breast enhancement, breast enlargement, breast augmentation (aka mammoplasty and colloquially known as a “boob job”) is Cosmetic surgery designed to increase size, change shape, or alter the texture of a woman’s breasts. Breast enhancement surgeries are the most popular cosmetic procedures among women.
Have the effects of gravity, aging, stress or childbirth taken their toll on your figure? Have you always wanted larger, fuller breasts? If so, you are not alone! Swan Cosmetic Surgery Centers can help you get the figure you’ve always wanted.
Generally, breast augmentation surgery requires about an hour. This is a cosmetic procedure that is meant to enlarge and enhance your breast with Saline or Silicone Gel Implants. At Swan Centers the implant procedure is done under local anesthesia, so you don’t risk complications associated with general IV (intravenous) sedation. Swan Breast Implant Surgery is less painful and has a quicker recovery time. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and is safer because it is done under local targeted anesthesia and does not require riskier general anesthesia.
Surgical incisions most commonly used are made just above the lower breast crease or fold (submammary) or in the arm pit (axillary).
Following surgery, you can be up and about within a day. In about 3 to 5 days, you may be ready to return to normal but non-strenuous activities or work. During recovery, avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 4 to 5 weeks. In the first 3 to 4 days, pain medication is prescribed to relieve discomfort. Usually, after 4 to 6 weeks those with very physically active lifestyles will have no restrictions.
After breast enhancement surgery, there will be some swelling, possibly bruising. It is likely the breasts will have varying degrees of firmness or tightness. The implants may appear to ride high on the chest and appear somewhat top heavy, therefore, it is important to understand the augmented breasts change in shape over time. In addition, the appearance of the breasts soon after surgery will be different than at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the operation. Breast skin and breast tissue require time to relax, stretch and conform to the presence and contour of the implant. As the swelling decreases and the tissues relax, the implants settle and usually drop some to result in a more natural appearance. Depending on the patient, the final appearance of the breasts may not be reached until 4 to 6 months after surgery. Normally, the breast will also soften to have a more natural feel and texture over time. Most of the time, change is typically seen in the first three to four months.
Other benefits are…
- Feel Better: Because local anesthesia is used, patients can avoid the side effects of being knocked out by general anesthesia, such as vomiting and nausea.
- Less Downtime and Much Safer: Since general anesthesia is not involved, the potential complications associated with intravenous sedation are greatly reduced.