Orange County Breast Augmentation – (Breast Enlargement)
We want you to 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. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at any time.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. If you have small underdeveloped breasts, breasts that that have atrophied after pregnancy or two different sized breasts, augmentation mammoplasty can help you make an aesthetic change. This surgical procedure can increase the size and shape of a woman’s breasts by one or more bra cup sizes and can be performed along with a breast lift to give breast tissues more support.
How is breast augmentation performed?
Your surgeon will create a pocket for the breast implant by lifting up your skin and breast tissue. This pocket will either be located under the breast muscle or directly underneath the breast tissue. 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?
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with saline (salt water) solution or silicone gel. The implant is inserted under the breast tissue or beneath the breast muscle. Incisions can be made around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple)or under the breast in your natural crease. The size, type and placement of your implants and the location of your incisions will be decided by you and your surgeon.
Are there different types of breast implants?
Most breast implants are round, but there are other types of implants, known as the anatomical or naturally shaped implant. These implants can help to add fullness to the upper part of the breast (especially after childbirth) and produce more projection of the nipple and lower breast tissue. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you select the type of implant that will give the look you wish to achieve.
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 reduction 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.