At the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, we strongly believe that everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin. Unfortunately for many women, achieving their ideal aesthetic can feel impossible due to disproportionately small breasts. That’s why we proudly offer breast enlargement, a long-lasting procedure that can help women achieve the hourglass figure of their dreams. Read on to learn more about this procedure.
How Long Does a Breast Enlargement Last?
You can safely expect your breast enlargement to last for 10 to 20 years. However, many implants last well beyond their lifespan. Some women only need one breast augmentation throughout their whole life. Other women only need one follow-up procedure.
Is This Procedure Right for Me?
There is a very good chance you will be considered a good breast enhancement candidate if you are dissatisfied with the size of one or both of your breasts. To qualify, though, you need to be relatively healthy. It is also important that you have realistic expectations.
Typically, implants range from 350 to 500 cc. To go from a B cup to a C cup, you may need a volume increase between 250 and 300 cc. If you want to go from a D cup to an E cup, you may need a volume increase between 450 and 600 cc.
Depending on several factors, including the distance between your nipples, the distance between your nipple and the sternal notch, and the size of your chest and rib cage, a 600 cc volume increase may not be appropriate for you.
Which Implant Is Right for Me?
Each implant type has its own unique advantages. Saline implants are affordable, feel firm, and can be implanted with only a one-inch incision. Saline implants are also advantageous in that they are a lot more adjustable than silicone implants because they are filled after they have been placed. Moreover, if you opt for saline implants, you don’t need to attend MRIs every few years to verify that the implant has not ruptured.
Another advantage of saline implants is that they provide a rounder look. If you’re interested in rounded breasts, this is most likely the right implant for you. Furthermore, you can get saline implants at the age of 18. If you want silicone implants, you have to be at least 22 years of age to qualify. Additionally, saline implants are popular because incisions can be made in the underarms for implant insertion.
What Are the Benefits of Silicone Implants?
Two of the most compelling advantages of silicone implants are that they look and feel natural. If you want your breasts to feel soft, there is a good chance silicone is the ideal implant material for you. Women who get silicone implants also love that they don’t have to worry about the implant wrinkling or rippling and affecting the appearance of the breast skin.
Is an IDEAL IMPLANT Right for Me?
In addition to offering traditional saline and silicone implants, we are excited to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, you can get implants filled with saline that offers you beauty without compromise. There is no risk of a silent rupture, so you don’t need to schedule imaging tests every three years to verify that gel is leaking and sticking to your breast tissue. Furthermore, capsulectomy is not necessary. The procedure and recovery are simple.
What Preparation Is Required Prior to Surgery?
Before your breast enhancement, you need to stop consuming nicotine for at least four weeks. This includes smoking cessation tools, like nicotine gum, nicotine patches, and e-cigarettes with nicotine-based e-liquid. It is also essential that you maintain a healthy diet in the weeks leading up to your procedure. The more well-nourished you are at the time of your procedure, the easier you will find your recovery.
Avoid alcohol consumption during this time, eat plenty of protein, stay hydrated, and try to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. It is also very important that you schedule at least a week off from work following your procedure. Also, make sure that you have someone to care for you for at least the first 24 hours post-op.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery Period?
During your recovery period, you will need to wear a compression bra day and night for at least 14 days. Once you are far enough along in your recovery, you can wear a supportive sports bra. Approximately six to eight weeks after surgery, you will be able to go shopping for underwire bras.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Breast enlargement usually lasts for at least a decade or two. Individual experiences vary, though. It is not uncommon for women to only need one or two breast augmentation procedures over the course of their lifetime. If you’re in New Jersey and interested in increasing the volume of your breasts, contact us now at the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation. We’ll help you pick out the best implant for your needs.