Breast Augmentation: Implant Options
If more shapely or youthful breasts will make you feel better about yourself, why not consider breast surgery? It’s among the fastest, easiest types of cosmetic surgery done today.
Ideal Candidates Are Patients Who
- Are doing it for the right reasons (i.e. for themselves)
- Have full breast development (over 18 years old)
- Do not have breast disease
About Breast Implant Surgery
Breast implants are inserted through small, inconspicuous incisions. Today we have four choices of incision site. Dr. Chappell will work with you to choose which type of breast implant and surgery technique is best.
Before & After Photos
Breast Implant Options
You’ll have more choices to make:
- Smooth, round implants, textured bio dimensional or pear-shaped (more appropriate for over-40 women). We’ll go over all of this together during consultation, as well as the placement of the implants.
- Saline- or silicone-filled (the “shell” is always silicone).
- Placement: under or over the pectoralis major muscle. I prefer “under” – it results in a more natural look with prettier cleavage, and is softer to the touch.
- You’ll get the full range of choices, and the solutions that suit you best.
Breast Lift with Implants
The implants will not lift your breasts or change the nipple position. If droopy breasts or low-lying nipples are your issue, I can perform a breast lift.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although breast surgery differs according to each women’s unique needs and which type of surgery she chooses, here are some frequently asked questions.
Is It Painful? Your breasts will probably be sore for two or three days. The pain is greatest within the first 48 hours, but improves with each day. We’ll give you pain medication if you’re sensitive to pain.
What Is the Recovery Period Like? The gauze dressing will be removed after a couple of days to a week. You’ll wear a surgical bra for a few weeks. Your stitches will be removed about one week after the surgery (if there are any to remove). Your breasts will be bruised, and you may experience temporary numbness around the nipples, as well as random shooting pains. These conditions generally subside within several weeks.
What’s the Downtime? For the first few days, you need to limit your activities and movement to prevent breaking the stitches and stretching the scars. Most women can return to work after two weeks (sometimes sooner). Overhead lifting and strenuous movements should be avoided for several weeks.