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More about Breast Augmentation
With more than 200,000 procedures performed each year, breast
augmentation is the world’s most popular plastic surgery procedure. For many
women, the appearance of their breasts is tied closely to their sense of
femininity and self-confidence. And for those who are unhappy with the size or
shape of their breasts, breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure.
Breast augmentation is generally performed with silicone or saline breast
implants. The FDA recently approved the use of cohesive gel implants, or “gummy
bear” breast implants, a type of silicone gel implant which can provide a
realistic look and feel.
During your pre-surgical consultation, your breast augmentation
surgeon will discuss your specific aesthetic goals and health history to
determine which implant type, size and shape is right for you. The breast
implants procedure typically takes two hours, and is performed on an outpatient
basis, meaning patients can return home after the surgery. Patients are given
extensive post-surgical instructions which include reduced activity for several
days after the surgery and reduction of specific tasks such as exercise and
heavy lifting for several weeks post-surgery. The results of breast
augmentation are immediately apparent, although it can take several months for
the implants to take their final form. While breast augmentation is a popular
procedure, it should only be performed by an experienced, board-certified
plastic surgeon who can ensure your safety.
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