If you’ve been going back and forth on whether you want breast implants, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is major surgery and thus a major decision. But it’s important to keep in mind that the benefits outweigh the risks, especially when you partner with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are 8 reasons to go ahead and get breast implants with the help of Dr. J. Sweat.

1. Breast Implants Are Safe and Come with Few Complications

Despite what many people say, breast implants are very safe when placed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Breast surgery still has inherent risks, but your plastic surgeon can help you mitigate them and make sure your procedure is safe and successful. Make sure not to skimp on finding an experienced and certified plastic surgeon when looking into your options.

2. Breast Enhancement Boosts Self-Confidence

Many breast augmentation patients were unhappy with their breast size and shape for a long time before their procedure. That’s why breast augmentation has one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction out of any plastic surgery procedure. With breasts that better suit your figure, you’ll feel improvement in many different areas of your self-esteem.

3. Breast Implants Last a Long Time

Most breast implants will last 10 to 15 years before needing revision. Some enhancements last a lifetime. This makes it a great investment in your long-term confidence.

4. No More Uncomfortable Push-Up Bras

Getting breast implants means you won’t have to endure wearing uncomfortable bras to look right in your clothes. With breast implants, you can say goodbye to (at best) a temporary solution and feel great about your breasts in all situations.

5. Recovery Is Quick and Easy

Compared to most surgery, recovery from breast implant procedures is quick and easy. While you will need some time to heal, most patients feel normal after only a few days. You will be able to return to work within one or two weeks and resume a regular exercise routine after six weeks.

6. Symmetrical Breasts and Nipples

Many breast implant patients seek surgery because they want symmetrical breasts and nipples. Having one breast larger than the other can make finding bras difficult and may require you to wear a silicone enhancer. Your plastic surgeon can tailor your breast augmentation with different implants suited to each breast to achieve greater symmetry.

7. You Can Create a Natural Look

Many people wonder if they will look like they’ve had plastic surgery after they get implants. However, an experienced plastic surgeon can create a natural appearance that fits your body type and simply looks like a fuller, more shapely version of your natural bust.

8. More Wardrobe Options

Many people feel like they can’t wear certain styles due to the size of their breasts. If you’ve had trouble filling out your favorite tops, dresses, or swimsuits, breast augmentation can help.

Schedule a Consultation

If any of these reasons resonate with you, please schedule a consultation with Sacramento, CA, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sweat has more than ten years of experience helping patients get the body they want instead of settling for what they have. To schedule an appointment, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

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Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed to date, with women around the world benefitting both physically and emotionally from breast enhancement. If you are considering breast augmentation, you will be faced with a number of important choices to make. One of the choices to consider is the implant filler material, i.e. silicone versus saline.

What to consider when choosing an implant:

When facing the choice between silicone and saline implants, there are several factors that should be considered, including age and desired aesthetic. While silicone and saline implants both have their advantages and disadvantages, often one filler material makes more sense for the patient over the other.

Silicone:

Silicone implants are made from a silicone shell filled with soft, elastic gel, giving it the feel and movement of natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, they may require a larger incision for placement and certain incision locations may make more sense than others. Silicone gel cannot be absorbed into the body, therefore, if a rupture were to occur, a trip to your surgeon would be required immediately in order to have it safely replaced. However, since the gel is not absorbed and instead has a stable consistency which will maintain implant shape, an implant could break without obvious external signs.  Thus, the FDA recommends screening for rupture with an MRI on a regular basis. This type of implant is approved for patients 22 years of age and older.  Because of the thicker consistency of the implant, placing the implant under the pectoral muscle is not required to help camouflage the implant and increasingly women are making the choice with their plastic surgeon to place the implant over the muscle, thus avoiding other side effects.  The choice of implant filler, location of placement and location of incision for placement are all considerations that you will discuss in depth with Dr. Sweat prior to making a decision for surgery.

Saline:

Saline implants are made with the same silicone shell which is then filled with sterile salt water. With a fluid consistency, “rippling” or “wrinkling” can occur where folds of the implant may be visible and felt under thin skin. These implants can be filled before placement or at the time of the surgery to allow minor adjustments in size. Unlike silicone implants, the saline implant would deflate during a rupture and the saline solution would be safely absorbed into the body.  Thus, a rupture or breakage of the implant is usually obvious and no screening is required to diagnose a rupture.  The breasts will remain two different sizes until the implants are replaced. Placement under the pectoral muscle is virtually always recommended to help camouflage the implant and provide more tissue coverage for a more natural feel.  These implants are FDA approved for patients 18 years of age and older.

If you are considering breast augmentation and would like to learn more about your implant options in Sacramento, contact J. Sweat Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

 

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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 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, 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 considering getting breast augmentation, 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 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, as you choose from our various sized silicone implants with his input. Silicone is filled with silicone gel and has a more natural feel. Also known as “gummy bear” implants, they are the top choice for most women and have been around for about two decades. The inframammary fold incision is optional when using these implants due to a lower risk of capsular contracture. Dr. Sweat uses both gummy bear Sientra implants.

Breast Implant Placement

After which type and size of the implants are decided, Dr. Sweat will during the procedure insert them under the pectoral muscle, also known as submuscular placement. The benefits of this approach mean that placement tends to produce a more natural appearance that’s desired by many 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 will be able to leave your home after a few days. Please refer to your patient packet and discharge instructions.

You will feel soreness in the first week after your 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. 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 any lifting, pushing, or pulling anything over 5 lbs. You should be able to do light exercise such as walking, but your surgeon will tell you what you can do when you are cleared for normal activity.

Schedule a Consultation

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

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