For the past several years, breast augmentation (mammoplasty) has been one of the most popular surgical procedures at Bandak Plastic Surgery. Breast implant surgery involves the use of silicone or saline implants to enlarge the breasts, and create a fuller bust line.
Women choose breast augmentation to restore volume after physical changes in the breasts that occur due to pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, and other factors. Women also undergo breast enhancement for reconstructive purposes, after a mastectomy.
Types of Breast Implants
Saline and silicone are the two types of breast implants available. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Both types of implants have a silicone outer shell. Breast implants are available in varying shapes and sizes, but the choice of implants used will be influenced by your aesthetic goals, body frame, and the amount of existing breast tissue.
Breast implants may be placed either above or below the pectoralis major muscles. Placement depends on how much breast tissue the patient has. There are different techniques used to perform surgery including the inframammary, transaxillary, and periareolar incisions. Dr. Bandak will help guide you in making your decision regarding these issues, so that you achieve natural-looking results that meet your aesthetic goals.
Immediately after the procedure, patients can expect to experience some soreness, swelling and bruising, but prescribed medication will help to relieve any discomfort. Activities such as exercising, driving, and lifting, should be avoided during the first 5 days of recovery. Most patients can return to work after 5 days, as long as this does not involve any strenuous activity. Full recovery can take up to 6 weeks.
While breast augmentation is generally safe and reliable, there are some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and wound healing complications.
Contact Bandak Plastic Surgery at 304-925-4665 to find out more about breast augmentation.
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Breast Augmentation Before & After Cases:
Procedure: Breast augmentation with smooth round moderate plus profile silicone implants 300cc
Age Range : 20-25
Gender : Female
Photo Detail : Photo taken 8 days post operatively.