Breast implants are recognized as medical prostheses that are placed inside a patient’s breast to reconstruct, augment, or create the desired physical appearance of the breast. There are three main forms of breast implants you should know about.

Firstly, there silicone gel-filled implants. This type of implant comprises of a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel. For this type of implant, it may or may not collapse when it leaks. The gel will either escape into the breast implant pocket or stay in the shell. Secondly, we have saline implants. This type of implant is filled with a sterile saline solution and features an elastomer silicone shell. Lastly, patients can opt for alternative composite implants as well. This type of implant is filled with soy oil, polypropylene string, or some other material.

Understanding The Procedure

Before surgery, a surgeon will help you select the size of the implant needed. The process may involve trying on different sized implants into a bra. When it is time to facilitate the surgery, a general anesthetic is normally used to keep you asleep during the procedure. There cases where patients opt for local anesthetic so that they can stay awake. Next, the surgeon will decide on the choice of incision. The different types of incisions include periareolar incision (around the nipple), transaxillary incision (in the armpit), and inframmammary incision (in the crease under the breast).

The next step involves the placement of the breast implant into a pocket. There are two types of placements, including submammary/ subglandular (implant goes behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle) and submuscular (implant goes under the pectoral muscle). After that, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or layered sutures, skin adhesives, and surgical tape. With that, you do not have to worry about the incision lines being visible as they will fade with time.

After the surgical procedure is completed, and you are recovering, you must not engage in strenuous physical activities for at least six weeks. Our staff will advise you regarding several post-operative exercises (e.g., arm movements) to relieve discomfort and pain, and also the proper bra you should be wearing.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Implants?

  • Able to correct changes that occurred during pregnancy and after breast-feeding
  • Significantly improves the fitting of clothes and makes you feel better
  • You will feel more feminine due to having a more womanly figure
  • Your breasts have a more symmetrical appearance
  • A huge boost to your confidence and self-esteem
  • Breast implants are removable
  • Gain back the definition your body should have after a major weight loss
Today is a week since my surgery and I just saw Dr. Newman for my second post-op visit. I am so thrilled. First of all his staff is wonderful. I am amazed at how I feel now only one week later. Dr. Newman told me that I'd be OK to return to work this past Monday only 3 days after surgery. Honestly, I didn't believe him but as it turned out he was correct. I returned on Tuesday after surgery last Friday. At this point I have almost no pain and I only have a small bruise on my left side. My result is amazing and exactly what I told him I wanted. I heard from other people how good he is and, to be honest, I'm amazed at how easy this was. Go Dr. N!!!

Is There An Expiration Date For Breast Implants?

A majority of breast implants have an average lifespan of up to 15 years.

How Long Will You Take To Recover After A Breast Implant Procedure?

It may take about three months for 90% of the swelling to go down. That’s when your breasts will look more natural and feel soft. However, this is a rough guideline as everything has to do with your anatomy.

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