5 Things You Should Know Before Breast Augmentation

Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, Daniel C. Mills, MD, believes that anyone considering breast augmentation should have detailed information regarding their choices, as well as a full understanding of what to expect, before undergoing the procedure. If you are exploring your options for breast augmentation, here are 5 things you should know:

A Highly-Qualified Plastic Surgeon Should Be Carefully Selected
Choosing the most qualified plastic surgeon to perform breast augmentation is one of the most critical steps to ensure the best possible results. A plastic surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a strong indication that he or she is committed to the highest standards of care and is experienced with these procedures.

Implant Selection is Not Just About Size
The selection of the breast implants that are right for your needs and goals is also one of the most important steps of the breast augmentation process. In addition to the size that best meets your expectations, you will also need to select the implant type (saline or silicone), shape, and projection. Here at our practice, Dr. Mills provides patients with an array of options and guides them during the selection process to determine the implants that can help them achieve their goals with results that look natural and complement their overall proportions.

Breast Implants Will Have Little Effect on Breast Ptosis (Sagginess)
The addition of breast implants will have little to no effect on breasts that have begun to sag or “droop.” A breast lift can address those concerns, ultimately providing a more youthful projection and improved firmness in the breast skin. For women who would like to enhance breast volume and reduce sagginess, a breast lift with implants procedure may be recommended.

It Takes Some Time for Final Results to Be Apparent
Please keep in mind that breast augmentation involves major surgery and typically produces a significant degree of swelling after the procedure. As the swelling dissipates over the next several weeks and months, the final results should become more and more apparent.

The Initial Breast Implants May Eventually Need to Be Replaced
Although many patients have their breast implants for several years, it is important to note that most breast implant models do not have lifetime warranties and may need to be replaced at some point. While it is not the case with all patients, breast implants may develop rippling, they may rupture, or they may produce excessive scar tissue formation over time, necessitating removal or removal and replacement, depending on the patient’s wishes. Breast revision surgery can accomplish these goals.

Dr. Mills has been performing breast enhancement surgery for decades and is committed to ensuring patients have all the information they’ll need to make fully educated decisions regarding the procedures they are considering. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Mills to explore your options, please don’t hesitate to contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute today.

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