Breast Augmentation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Have you been thinking about getting breast augmentation for months? Are you finding it difficult to find the most relevant information? To help in your research, we have compiled some of the most relevant frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Natural breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance breast size, shape, and symmetry using the body’s natural fat deposits from problem areas. The result of natural breast enhancement is an enhanced figure and potentially a heightened sense of self-confidence.
Is Using Your Own Fat Safe?
Using a patient’s own fat deposits is extremely safe and provides for a more natural look and feel of the breast. You will be awake (but lightly sedated with oral medications), and all treatment areas will be numb. Discomfort is minimal and far less than a traditional breast implant surgery. There may be some mild bruising, and you will be asked to take it easy for a few days; there is really no “down time.”
Is Breastfeeding Possible After Natural Breast Augmentation?
Since we are using the body’s own fat to increase size and shape, there is no gel or silicone implant that would interfere with breastfeeding.
Will Breast Augmentation Interfere with Annual Mammograms?
There may be some interference with a mammogram following breast augmentation. However, with advancements in ultrasound technologies and medical procedure, the fat should prove no issue with mammograms.
How Long Does Breast Augmentation Recovery Take?
There is really no down time associated with breast augmentation, but the general recovery time is not too long. Patients are generally back to work with little to no pain in only a few days. The general time we tell patients is two to four days, but this will vary from person to person. Some are fully recovered within a day and some may take longer. The full results of your breast augmentation procedure will be complete after about six months, when the last bit of swelling has subsided.
Does Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?
Immediately after breast augmentation, the incision area will be visible and pink. Over the course of the next few days, you will see the small incisions disappear and your will barely notice the incision areas.
Who are the Best Candidates?
Patients who want mild, gentle enlargement and restoration of fullness in the breast area. This is not a procedure for those who want major breast enlargement. Patients who desire major enlargement are typically encouraged to consider artificial implants of saline or silicone.Consult with your doctor about other breast augmentation frequently asked questions