Breast Augmentation Questions
Common Questions about breast augmentation. What can breast implants do for your body image?
Breast augmentation is a procedure for increasing the size and improving the shape of your breasts. It can help if you feel your breasts:
- Are too small
- Have lost volume
- Lack fullness
- Are uneven
Breast augmentation can also address a small amount of sagging that is due to lost volume. However, if you have a great deal of sagging, a breast lift may be necessary, and may be combined with your breast augmentation to give optimal results.
Will I have pain following breast augmentation?
Although there is always some discomfort with any surgical procedure, significant advances have been made in pain management with breast augmentation. Such factors as tight skin, larger implants, and no prior pregnancy can cause more discomfort. However with soft touch technique and his Twenty Four Hour Quick Recovery, Dr. Richard Linderman minimizes stretching of tissues, bleeding, and avoids instrument contact with the rib cage to decrease pain and discomfort. In the recovery room stretching exercises are begun to decrease muscle spasm which leads to a quick recovery with decreased pain. Many patients return to their social activities the day after surgery. Surgical time of less than 1 hr. and newer anti-inflammatory drugs aid in your rapid recovery.
What is the price of breast implant surgery?
The total cost of breast implant surgery includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee and anesthesia charges. The total price for saline breast implant enlargement is $4850. Silicone gel implants are more expensive and the total price is $5850.
When may I return to work?
Everyone’s healing is different, but generally most patients are able to return to work within 3-4 days of surgery. You will be restricted in lifting anything over 10 lbs. for 1 week.
How is implant size determined?
Breast Implant Surgeon in Indianpolis, Dr. Linderman uses a custom designed system to determine size based on several measurements, including height, weight, chest wall and breast width, and distance from the nipple to the crease under the breast Overall skin elasticity is also evaluated. Your desires and life style are considered. Finally a sizing implant may be used at the time of surgery.
What restrictions will I have after surgery?
With the 24 Hour Recovery Routine, patients may shower in the afternoon following surgery. The sutures are dissolvable and do not require removal. Patients are instructed not to lift more than 10 pounds for the first week after surgery. Swimming, baths, and hot tubs are allowed when your incisions heal, about 10 days after the procedure. To avoid adverse scarring, sun exposure of incision sites should be avoided for about 6 weeks. Light aerobics may be resumed within 2 weeks.
May I combine the operation with other procedures?
Yes, as a matter of fact many people have more than one operation at the same time as part of a mommy makeover. This reduces the cost and number of anesthetics. Procedures commonly combined with breast augmentation include tummy tuck and liposuction.
Do I need to stay overnight at the hospital?
No, breast augmentation is performed as an out-patient surgery and is done under general anesthesia. The surgery takes about an hour to perform at an outpatient surgery center.
Are there different types of breast implants?
There are currently two types of breast implants approved by the FDA for breast augmentation. Saline filled implants have been used since the early 1970s and are a popular choice. Silicone gel implants were recently returned to the market by the FDA. Both implants have advantages and disadvantages. To learn more about silicone breast implants-are they the right choice for you and silicone vs. saline implants. Click here for more information on what’s new in cosmetic surgery.
Where are the implants placed?
There are two anatomical locations that are utilized for breast implant placement. Subpectoral placement is underneath all or part of the chest wall musculature. Subpectoral placement allows better coverage of the implant in thin skinned individuals, may allow easier mammogram exam of the breast, and in most studies are associated with a lesser incidence of capsular contracture or breast hardness. Submammary placement positions the implant on top of the chest wall musculature and behind the breast tissue. Advantages include less postoperative discomfort but at a risk of higher incidence of capsular contracture.
Why Dr. Linderman?
Dr. Linderman has over 26 years of experience with over 7000 breast augmentations performed. Dr. Linderman has a patient satisfaction rate of over 97% with a very small incidence of complications. His soft-touch technique allows you to get great results with full recovery in 24 hours. And his results speak for themselves, as you can see in our before and after gallery.
To learn more about Dr. Linderman or if you have more questions about breast augmentation, please contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Indiana today to schedule your consultation.By Dr. Richard Linderman