Breast implant surgery is by far the most common form of breast augmentation available at Goals Plastic Surgery – allowing women to achieve the larger, fuller breasts they’ve always wanted. Breast implants are commonly used for both aesthetic enhancement purposes, for those women unhappy with the size of their breasts, and reconstructive reasons – such as after a patient suffering from breast cancer might have had a mastectomy.
Saline Versus Silicone Breast Implants
In modern breast implant surgery, patients will generally have the choice between saline and silicone breast implants.
The important thing to realize about these implants is that they both have a different set of pros and cons to them; therefore it is a matter of personal preference. In addition, both types of implants come in either a textured or smooth shell. The expert surgeons at Goals Plastic Surgery will help you to make the proper decision based on a variety of different factors and what fits your needs best.
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Surgery?
One of the most important things to understand about breast implants is that women’s breast continually change and develop into their adult years – therefore the FDA mandates that patients must be at least 18 years old to have implants put in, and at least 22 years old to have silicone implants put in.
The ideal candidate is not only of age, but of sound mental and physical health. An individual who has strong self-esteem and realizes that their breast size will only do so much for their appearance and does not make or break them as a person. Someone who understands factors such as cost, and the extent of and the difficulties associated with a recovery period – including time off, rest, healthy diet, avoidance of certain strenuous activities, use of pain killers, and the inevitable pain, swelling, bruising and more.
Before the procedure, the team at Goals will make sure you are ready to have surgery, both physically and mentally. In addition, you will choose the size of the implants, the shape of the implants, the type of implant, and where they are placed. Whether they are rounded, or teardrop shaped, or are saline or silicone – is up to you and your personal preference as it will affect the results you achieve. You will be provided with more detailed information during your consultation.
The procedure starts with an incision made under the breast or un the hollows of the underarm, or around the areola – depending on the specifics of your procedure. The breast tissue is then trimmed and contoured, and the implant is inserted, and the area is drained to speed up recovery. The incisions, both inner and outer are closed using dissolvable stitches.
Recovery & Aftercare
The recovery period is very important to the breast augmentation procedure, and your results. Here are some important things to know:
For more information on Breast Implant Surgery, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.