While breast augmentation and breast implants are seen as a common occurrence in our current society, the procedures are still invasive surgeries that require forethought and preparedness for both the surgery itself and the recovery afterwards. A reputable Orange Country breast augmentation surgeon or breast implant specialist in Orange County will first want to meet with you to share an extensive discussion that will include questions about your reasons for wanting to change your appearance as well as whether or not you have a realistic goal in mind regarding surgery outcome. These questions are asked to determine if you are having the surgery for the right reasons.
If you want to know who makes a good potential breast augmentation or implant recipient, these are some of the many reasons women and men seek out this surgery. Some prospective patients want larger breasts to even out their figure, perhaps being fuller in the hip and buttocks than they are in their breasts. Others may be tired of a mismatched pair of breasts. This is a common occurrence and it’s not unusual for a woman to have one breast that is significantly larger than the other, giving an unbalanced looked that is often embarrassing. Some people, both women and men, want to have their breast size decreased and yet others need breast reconstruction after trauma or mastectomies due to cancer.
Other things you may want to think about before surgery is recovery time. You will want to make certain that after surgery there is someone you can rely on to care for you in the first few days when you are your most sore and physical limitations are greatest. Most likely you’ll be given a special support bra and prescription pain medication. Some patients experience burning in their nipples for about two weeks, but this will subside. You’ll want to avoid physical contact with your breasts for about four weeks, as well as jogging. Otherwise, you can return to work after about a week, keeping in mind that strenuous activity should be avoid for at least a month. Scars will last for several months but gradually fade, though they will never fully disappear.
There are two types of implants you may choose from, saline and silicone. Saline implants last anywhere from two to ten years and silicon last anywhere from ten to twenty years. It’s important to remember that the aging process, pregnancy, and weight loss will all affect the look of your breast implants. In a small number of patients loss of nipple sensitivity may occur, usually those who have chosen to have larger implants; however, some studies done more recently reveal where you choose your incision point, whether under the breast fold, under your arm, or at the top or bottom of the nipple does not have an effect on whether or not nipple sensation loss will occur. Overall, when you choose a surgeon for augmentation who is experienced and takes real interest in his or her patients, you can expect a fairly easy recovery and years of real enjoyment in your new look.