Anatomical Breast Augmentation Orange County
Our greatest concern is that you have all the information you need before you make any decision about cosmetic surgery. We’ve come up with a list of questions that patients ask most often. Contact us if you have other questions about anatomical breast augmentation.
What’s the difference between breast augmentation and anatomical breast augmentation?
From a surgical procedure perspective, there is very little difference between anatomical augmentation and other breast augmentation. Augmentation increases the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. With anatomical augmentation, the enlargement is achieved using special anatomically correct (teardrop) shaped implants.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for anatomical breast augmentation surgery?
Your surgeon will tell you if anatomical breast augmentation is best for you. Usually, if a patient’s breasts have atrophied after pregnancy or are minimally droopy, they may not need a normal breast lift. In some cases, an anatomically correct breast implant may be the best solution. The teardrop shaped implant can produce more fullness in the upper breast while allowing more projection of the lower breast. Anatomical breast implants create a more natural looking breast shape compared with round implants, and they are also especially suited for taller women.
How is anatomical breast augmentation done?
Like a regular breast implant, this implant can be placed either under the breast muscle or on top of the breast muscle depending on how much natural breast tissue is available. The implants are then inserted, centered, and the incisions closed. An Ace bandage or support bra will be placed around the breasts to hold them in the right position.
What is a breast implant?
An anatomical breast implant is a silicone shell filled with saline (salt water) solution or silicone gel. The implant can be placed either under the breast tissue or beneath the breast muscle. Incisions are usually made around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) so that proper implant placement can be better controlled. The implants are then inserted, centered, vertically aligned and the incisions closed.
What can I expect to experience after surgery?
You will be sore for a few days after your surgery. The level of discomfort depends on whether the implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle. Any discomfort can be controlled by pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Will there be any physical symptoms after breast surgery?
Swelling and bruising of the breasts is normal and will begin to subside in a week or so. The incisions are placed to keep the scars as inconspicuous as possible and will become barely noticeable after several months. You may have a decrease in sensitivity around your nipples or some numbness near the incision after surgery. These symptoms usually disappear with time.
Will I have to wear a bra or other special garments after surgery?
Many patients may need to wear a bra, ace bandage or other garment to help place the implants correctly immediately after surgery. Your surgeon will advise you as to when you can resume wearing your regular bra.
Are there any warranties for breast augmentation surgery?
Our patients soon find out that that they are getting more than just a surgical provider: they’re gaining a partner interested in aesthetics, care and their absolute satisfaction. AesthetiCare places a high value on personal attention every step of the way – from initial consultation to recovery. And we back it up with a limited lifetime warranty that takes care problems like deflation or rupture of the implant, or other medical complications. AesthetiCare is one of the few cosmetic surgery providers to offer such a warranty.
Details about our limited lifetime warranty can be found HERE.