Do you feel self-conscious because one breast is smaller than the other? Do you feel like you would feel more comfortable in cute tops if your breasts were a cup or two larger? If so, you may be a good candidate for breast enlargement at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ. We understand that undergoing surgery is a big decision, so to help you decide if it is right for you, we’re taking a closer look at what you can expect.
Does Breast Enlargement Look Natural?
Yes, breast enlargement can look natural. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals, implant options, and implant placement options. How natural your results look depends on several factors, including the type of implant you select. Typically, silicone gel implants are ideal for providing natural-looking curves. Also, implants tend to look more natural when they are placed under the chest muscle, especially if you naturally have little breast tissue.
What Should I Expect During My Procedure?
Before your procedure, we will confirm that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, clean the incision sites, and administer anesthesia to keep you comfortable and calm. Then, incisions will be made through which your implants will be inserted.
Once the implants are inserted, the incisions will be sutured closed. After that, surgical dressings will be applied to the incision sites. Finally, you will be taken to a recovery room for observation. Once the anesthesia has worn off sufficiently and you are alert, we will review your aftercare guidelines with you. This is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home on the same day as your procedure, but you will not be able to drive yourself home.
Where Will the Incisions Be Made?
We will advise you on the ideal incision sites for you during your initial consultation. Often, incisions are hidden in the dark ridges of the areola or beneath the breast in the inframammary fold. However, it is also possible for incisions to be made in the armpit. Several factors affect where the incisions will be made, including the implant type selected, your personal preferences, and the size of the augmentation you need.
How Long Will My Procedure Take?
We will let you know how long you can expect your procedure to take during your initial consultation. In some cases, surgery will only take an hour. However, it may take a couple of hours depending on the technique used and other factors. Your procedure may not take as long if you opt for silicone implants. Your procedure may take a little longer if you opt for saline implants that are not filled until they have been inserted.
What Should I Expect After My Procedure?
Depending on the type of anesthesia you get, you can generally expect to feel exhausted for one to three days post-op. It is highly advisable that you nap if you feel drowsy and try to get nine hours of sleep each night during your recovery period. Individual recovery timelines vary, but you should be able to resume your usual routine four to six weeks after surgery.
What Factors Affect the Length of My Recovery?
One factor that affects how long it will take you to recover from breast enlargement is the type of implant you choose. If you opt for silicone implants, your recovery may take a little longer because the incisions required to insert the implants are longer. If you opt for saline implants, the incisions required are shorter because the implants can be filled after insertion.
Another factor affecting how long your recovery will take is how well you care for yourself after surgery. Your body heals itself most efficiently during the final stage of the sleep cycle, so if you don’t spend a lot of time getting deep sleep, your recovery will take longer than it should. Additionally, your body will not be able to heal itself efficiently if you do not provide it with adequate nutrition.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
To find out if breast enlargement is right for you, it is imperative that you meet with a New Jersey plastic surgeon to discuss your health and goals. To be considered a good candidate for surgery, you need to be in good overall health. For example, you will not be considered a good candidate for surgery if you suffer from hypertension or have a history of keloid scarring.
Additionally, you should have fully-developed breasts. Your age is another significant factor. The FDA has only approved silicone implants for women who are at least 22 years old. If you are between 18 and 21, you will only be able to consider saline implants.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation with a New Jersey Plastic Surgeon
Breast enlargement results can look natural depending on the type of implant chosen and other factors. For results that look naturally curvy, you should strongly consider silicone implants. To verify your candidacy for this procedure, contact us today at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation.