Is breast enhancement surgery right for you?
Breast enlargement is a good choice to enhance your physique, but a person should fully understand the procedure and not make their decisions lightly. A thorough understanding of the procedure will help you form realistic expectations. You should do it for yourself and not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit an “ideal image.” The best candidates for breast enlargement are women that understand this and are emotionally well-adjusted, have fully-formed breasts, in good general health, eat a healthy diet, and have a history of physical activity.
What are some common reasons women seek breast augmentation?
- Having a genetic disposition to smaller breasts, or asymmetrical breasts
- Reduced firmness from aging
- Drooping or sagging breasts after child bearing and breast feeding
- Seeking breast reconstruction surgery after a breast is partially or totally removed as part of the cancer treatment
- Back pain
What implant size and type is right for you?
The size and type of your implants will be determined not only by your desired increase in size, but more importantly by your breast anatomy, skin elasticity, age, and body type. There are two types of commonly used implants: saline and silicone. The difference is that Saline implants are filled with salt water and silicone implants are filled with an elastic gel. Dr. Howard Bellin will discuss the pros and cons of each type and help you determine which is suitable for you.
How long is the procedure?
The procedure usually takes one to one-and-a-half hours, and is preferably done with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, although general anesthesia is always an option. After a recovery period of one to two hours, you can go home with two small bandages and return one week later for removal of your sutures.
For more information regarding breast surgery, please visit Dr. Howard Bellin’s practice at cosmedica.com.