We see many female patients from all age groups that come into our office interested in making their breasts appear more prominent. There are so many different options available to these patients due to the advances in the surgical techniques for this procedure. In your consultation with Dr. LaGrasso, you will be educated on which is the right choice of breast augmentation for you, depending on your goals for how you want to look.
Does breast augmentation increase my chances for breast cancer?
There is no scientific evidence to suggest a link between breast implants and breast cancer. It is important to note that your breast implants may make the reading of mammogram slightly more difficult for the radiologist.
I’m thinking of getting pregnant. When should I get breast augmentation done?
Pregnancy can certainly alter breast size and density. Therefore, if you are planning on getting pregnant in the near future, it is recommended that you have this discussion with Dr. LaGrasso in your private consultation.
Is this surgery done in a hospital?
Breast augmentation is performed by our board certified plastic surgeon in an outpatient, surgical center under general or IV sedation anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist. This is a very short procedure that will allow you to typically go home later that day, with your breasts wrapped in a surgical bra or similar supporting material.
What kind of recovery should I expect after this procedure?
As this is a very safe and quick procedure, you can expect to have a quick recovery, including walking on your own when you wake up. You can expect your breasts to feel a bit sore, and stiff, as well as some difficulty fully raising your arms. Most of the swelling will resolve with a month after the procedure. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of following Dr. LaGrasso’s instructions for after care. If you have any questions, our office and Dr. LaGrasso are available 24/7.
When can I get back to work after my breast augmentation?
Depending on your activities of daily living or your occupation, you can expect to be back to work within 1 week.
Should I consider silicone or saline breast implants?
Several individual factors will determine the right breast implants as well as the approach to implantation (above or below the chest muscle). This will be discuss in detail with you and Dr. LaGrasso upon consultation. Generally speaking, saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, and may offer a shorter incision for implantation if filled during the surgery. In contrast, silicone implants are prefilled with soft gelatinous silicone prior to surgery and require a longer incision for implantation.
What are my risks for breast augmentation?
There are many different risks depending on your frame, the size of the implant, the type of the implant, your general health, etc. The risks specific to you will be discussed in detail with Dr. LaGrasso at the time of your private consultation.
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