Common questions about the procedure include:
Is Breast Augmentation Safe?
Breast augmentation is a fairly common and safe procedure. In 2017, over 300,000 patients underwent the procedure with successful results. Breast implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation.
However, it is associated with many of the same risks as most surgical procedures, including infection and bleeding. Consequently, there are certain steps you should take to ensure your health. For example, if you have received silicone implants, you should undergo an MRI every three years to check for ruptures.
What Types of Implants Are Available?
You can choose to receive silicone or saline implants. Silicone implants are composed of a thick, jelly-like material while saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. The implant best suited to you will depend on your priorities. Dr. Liland can help you decide during your consultation.
Do I Need a Breast Lift as Well?
If your breasts are sagging or you have severely stretched skin, Dr. Liland may also recommend a breast lift in addition to an augmentation. Breast augmentation is specifically designed to add volume and reshape the breasts for a larger, more flattering bust, not lift the tissue.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Liland has been helping patients enhance their bust with personalized breast augmentation.
Will My Scars Be Noticeable?
While there is no way to avoid scarring altogether, Dr. Liland will carefully place incisions for the most discreet treatment. Typically, they are hidden along the crease under your breast and are easy to conceal. In most cases, the scars will fade over the course of several months.
There are also lifestyle considerations that many patients are concerned about, such as:
When Can I Return to Work?
After breast augmentation surgery, most patients are able to return to work after a few days of downtime. However, if you perform manual labor at your job, you may need more time off. Typically, it is recommended that patients avoid any strenuous activity for about a week or two.
How Long Does It Take to Fully Recover?
While it can take up to a year to fully heal and see your final, refined results, you will see immediate enhancement after your procedure.
Can I Still Breastfeed?
With proper placement, you should be able to breastfeed after you have fully recovered. Additionally, you do not need to worry about breast implant materials contaminating breast milk.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, contact us online or call us at (214) 692-6500 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Liland is always happy to provide more information about the breast augmentation procedure, as well as answer any questions or concerns.