Procedure: Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline.
Length: 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Risks: Lack of implant permanence -- surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a special technique. (Note: Some women have reported symptoms similar to those of immune disorders. Ask your doctor about these and other FDA concerns.)
Recovery: Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
Duration of Results: Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.
Pre Operative Instructions
TEMS TO PURCHASE BEFORE SURGERY
** A SURGICAL BRA WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU AT THE TIME OF SURGERY **
We also recommend you purchase an extra front closure sports bra to be worn post-operatively. A bra that closes in the front will be easier to wear after surgery. We do not recommend an under wire bra for the first six (6) months after surgery as the wire may be irritating to the incisions.
Your new bra size will be larger cup size but the chest size (34, 36, 38) will be the same as this number corresponds to the chest size directly under the breast. These bras come in chest size.
(We have found that Walmart and Meijers have the best pricing) Sport Bestform-Cotton/spandex with double layered front, for comfort and support, with convenient front closure.
Further instructions will be given to you after surgery.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (269) 372-3000