Breast Augmentation FAQ


Q: Are Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Surgeries Similar?

A: Breast augmentation enhances the size and projection of your breasts, whereas a breast lift is performed to reduce sagging and improve perkiness.

Q: What Is Better—Silicone or Saline Implants?

A: Depending on your preferences and goals, the best implant type, size, and shape for you will be recommended during your consultation.

Q: What Is the Difference Between Saline and Silicone Implants?

A: Aside from the material contained within the implant (silicone gel or a saline solution), there is a difference in the absorbability of the material in the event of a rupture or leakage. Saline is easily absorbed by the body, while silicone will not be absorbed and will require eventual removal.

Q: What Should I Consider When Choosing Implants?

A: Take into consideration the overall appearance, size, and feel of your desired breasts. Your doctor will help you choose the size, type, shape, texture, and profile of your implants.

Q: What Are the Available Volumes of Implants?

A: The size of breast implants can range from 180cc to 800cc.

Q: Will Breast Implants Improve My Sagging Breasts?

A: While implants can increase your breast size, they are not recommended for correction of ptosis, or sagging. A breast lift surgery is the ideal method of reducing drooping of the breasts.

Q: Do Implants Last a Lifetime?

A: Breast implant devices can last a very long time. The general recommendation is to have them replaced every 10 years.

Q: Can I Breastfeed After Having Breast Implant Surgery?

A: Yes, patients can breastfeed after a breast augmentation procedure.

Q: Will the Scars Be Visible?

A: Breast augmentation incisions are created in inconspicuous areas, and over time, the scars will fade and become less visible.

Q: How Long Should I Wear Compression Garments?

A: You may be recommended to wear a surgical bra for one week after surgery.

Q: When Can I Get Back to Work?

A: Most of the time, patients can return to desk jobs after a week.

Q: When Can I Go Back to the Gym?

A: You can go back to exercising around three weeks after surgery.

Q: Am I Required to Undergo Regular Mammogram Screenings?

A: You will need to follow standard breast screening guidelines based on your age.

Q: Can Breast Augmentation Be Reversed?

A: Yes, you can undergo breast implant removal surgery to remove the implants.

Q: Will There Be Pain During the Procedure?

A: The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you will feel no pain during the procedure.

Q: When Can I See the Final Results?

A: The final results can only be observed after the implants have settled, which takes around six to 12 weeks.

Q: When Can I Fly After My Breast Enlargement Surgery?

A: Depending on your recovery and healing, airplane travel may be possible one week after your surgery.

Q: What Is the Ideal Age for Breast Augmentation?

A: There is no single ideal age for breast augmentation.

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