An Essential Guide To Breast Augmentation | Plastic Surgery Center of Sacramento

An Essential Guide To Breast Augmentation

An Essential Guide To Breast Augmentation

An Essential Guide To Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also commonly referred to as a boob job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available. It can be done using breast implants or fat transfer to make the breasts larger and enhance your figure. Different techniques can be used in breast augmentation surgeries, depending on the patient’s needs. If you opt for implants, there are different types and sizes from which to choose. While there are many techniques that can be used in breast augmentation surgeries to reshape the breast tissue, this essential guide is meant to help break down Dr. Sweat’s specific approaches so you’re prepared for further conversations when you schedule a consultation.

If you are looking to undergo breast augmentation surgery, you should know what to expect. Here is a guide on the procedure to help.

Choosing A Breast Implant Type

There are different types of implants available to enhance your breasts. Technology has evolved considerably, which allows you to get a more natural feel with implants. Before you choose the breast implant size, the plastic surgeon will take measurements and do an assessment of your skin and breast tissue. This allows the doctor to make recommendations that are better suited for your body.

Dr. Sweat will provide direction on which shape works best for your body type. You’ll then choose from our various-sized breast implants with his input. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and have a more natural feel. Also known as “gummy bear” implants, these silicone gel implants are the top choice for most women and have been around for about two decades. There are also saline breast implants, which are filled with sterile water.

The inframammary fold incision is optional with silicone implants due to a lower risk of capsular contracture. Dr. Sweat uses gummy bear Sientra implants.

Breast Implant Placement

After the type and size of your breast implants are decided, Dr. Sweat will insert them under the pectoral muscle, also known as submuscular placement. The benefit of placing your silicone implants here is that they tend to produce a more natural appearance that’s desired by many breast augmentation patients. It’s also found to reduce the rate of capsular contracture. Recovery is an important process when using this method, which we’ll highlight next.

Recovery and Adjusting to Your New Breasts

Breast augmentation surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. As a result, you can return home the same day of your procedure. After a few hours, you can be up and about, and you will be able to leave your home after a few days. Please refer to your patient packet and discharge instructions to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of excess scar tissue.

You will feel soreness in the first week after your breast surgery and may have to take it easy in the first three to five days. It’s advised to avoid strenuous movements of your arms and chest muscles and to limit upper-body mobility. You will need to wear a surgical bra or a compression garment to minimize swelling for the first few weeks.

Generally, you should avoid any type of vigorous activity or exercise in the first six to eight weeks after breast augmentation surgery so you can recover without issue. Also, avoid lifting, pushing, or pulling anything over 5 lbs. You should be able to do some light exercise such as walking, but your surgeon will tell you when you are cleared for normal activity.

Schedule a Consultation

If you live in Sacramento or the surrounding areas and are interested in getting breast augmentation surgery, contact Dr. Jeffrey Sweat at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

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