Boost Your Appearance With a Breast Augmentation in Princeton
You have put a lot of thought into your decision to have breast augmentation surgery. You have weighed the pros and cons and have finally decided to get the procedure done. Who should you turn to and what other information should you know? You can turn to us for your answers about your breast implants in Princeton.
Breast augmentation, the artificial enlargement of the breasts, is a viable solution for those who have breasts that appear small or deflated. If this is your concern then this is a good choice for you. But before you make a final decision you will need to have a consultation with our plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
During your consultation the surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the plastic surgery by examining you and reviewing your medical history to ensure you’re in good health, have no breast disease and have reasonable expectations about the outcome of the breast implant surgery. You’ll also discuss with the plastic surgeon your desired breast size and shape as well as any concerns you have about your appearance. This will give him further understanding into your expectations and he will let you know if your goals will be met by having your breast augmentation in Princeton.
In preparation for your surgery, the doctor will examine and measure your breasts. During the examination he will have to consider the size and shape of your breasts, the amount of breast tissue available along with the quality of your skin and the location of your nipples. If your breasts sag then the doctor may recommend a breast lift in addition to the breast implants. A breast lift involves your surgeon removing extra skin and lifting the breast tissue to the proper location; he will also reposition your nipple for a natural look. Be sure to inform the doctor of any and all medical conditions including allergies, prior surgeries especially breast biopsies, and medications, vitamins and supplements you’re taking. In addition to reviewing your medical history, the doctor will likely discuss the additional risks of having this type surgery. These risks include, but are not limited to bleeding, infection, loss of any sensation in the nipples and, of course, pain.
You will be asked whether anyone in your family has had breast cancer and the results of any mammograms. And, keep in mind, if you are a smoker you will have to stop smoking three weeks before your surgery. Rest assured, if you have any further questions – any questions at all – you will have the opportunity to ask them. You will also learn about the different techniques of breast augmentation, the limitations, and the risks of each one as well as the different types of implants.
The procedure, which will be performed by our experienced plastic surgeon, takes about one hour as an out-patient and is done with local or general anesthesia. The augmentation is achieved by placing a surgical implant behind the chest muscle or breast tissue. There may be bruising, pain and/or swelling that will resolve on its own in about four to eight weeks. Your recovery will be two to three days (before you can return to work or normal activity), and it’s recommended that you wait at least a week before participating in light exercise.
Your breast augmentation in Princeton will improve the size and shape of your breasts, which can also improve your physical appearance and may bolster your self-esteem and confidence. There are several different techniques that can be used to perform your breast augmentation: Incisions can be made below the crease of the breast, around the nipple, or in the case where you don’t want any scars on your breasts you can have the incision made in the bellybutton or the underarm area.
The implants, however, are not expected to last a lifetime and you may eventually have to have surgery to exchange them. This will happen if the implants rupture or the development of a thick lining around the implant occurs. If a saline-filled implant tears the solution, which is salt water, will be harmlessly absorbed by your body within a few hours. The rupture, which will be visible because the breast will appear deflated, can happen for any reason – a sharp object piercing the chest or a trauma hard enough to break the implant. Sometimes the implants rupture for no known reason. With a silicone gel implant, ruptures are more difficult to detect because it will maintain its form. An MRI or ultrasound will be recommended to detect any leaks.
On the day of your procedure you will be given medication to help lessen anxiety and pain. During the procedure you will be completely asleep under general anesthesia or twilight sedation – whichever you prefer. Twilight sedation is an anesthetic method where the patient is sedated but not unconscious. It’s a popular choice among patients and doctors for simple medication procedures.
After your procedure you may feel tired and sore, but there is normally minimal pain. A lot of women return to work within a day or two; however, you must plan to only have light physical activity for at least four weeks. A surgical bra will be your dressing along with gauze on your incisions for two days. On the day after surgery you may shower.
Your relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end after your surgery; you will have follow-up visits starting three to four days after your surgery. Other follow-up appointments will be at three weeks, three months, six months and one year.
Before you know it your breast augmentation in Princeton will be over, your healing will be complete and you will be feeling more confident and excited about your new appearance. Your clothes may even fit a little better. You will be able to go on with your daily activities, and when it’s all said and done you’ll be happy you made the decision to get breast augmentation.