How Do I Know Which Implant is Right for Me?
This is purely personal choice as both types of implants are safe and effective. Differences to consider would be the size of the incision, as saline implants involve a smaller incision. Saline implants can be placed in patients 18 years and older, and silicone can only be used after you have reached age 22.
Saline implants have less risk of capsular contracture and their size is slightly adjustable. The feel of the silicone implants is considered to more closely mimic natural breast tissue in weight, softness, and bounce.
How do I Prevent My Breast Augmentation from Looking Unnatural?
This is where you take the idea of your own body proportions into consideration, a process that will include a discussion with Dr. Grigoryants about proportion, size, and projection. Breasts should always look like they suit your body. Also ensuring that the surgeon you choose is board-certified, such as Dr. Grigoryants, and has extensive experience that you can see for yourself by viewing before and after images of his patients who have undergone breast augmentation surgery.
What Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Involve?
The procedure typically involves the use of a general anesthetic, although sometimes a local or twilight anesthetic will be used. The incision will be small and either located in the armpit, below the breast or along the circle of the areola. The implants will be placed and covered with a supportive post-surgical bra to wear to reduce swelling, holding your new breasts in place during the healing process.
What Other Procedures can be Combined with a Breast Augmentation?
A breast lift is commonly performed with a breast augmentation for patients who lack the skin firmness and elasticity needed to support the weight of breast implants. Your natural breast tissue is lifted, nipple location altered or reshaped, and the implants placed to enhance the volume of the lifted breast. A breast augmentation is also part of breast reconstruction surgery.
Where are the Incisions Located?
The incision placement will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Grigoryants and it will either be in the armpit, around the areola, or below the breast along the breast crease. All these locations allow for a very discreet and minimally-visible scar post-surgery.
Are There Any Risks Associated with a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
The usual risks involve bleeding, bruising, swelling and possible infection. The risk of complications can be minimized by having your breast augmentation performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grigoryants. Capsular contracture, rippling or rupture are among other risks.
What Should I Expect During the Recovery Period?
You should expect swelling, bruising and soreness over the next couple of weeks. You will have a special garment to wear to minimize swelling and you will have to have a reduced activity level for several weeks following surgery. Expect to be able to return to work after a week to ten days of rest.
Will I need Assistance After Surgery?
Yes, you should anticipate having some help after surgery. You cannot lift anything that could compromise the incision sites or stretch your upper body. If you have young children or a busy routine, then it is best to have someone to help so that you can recover more easily.
Will I Need to Have My Breast Implants Replaced?
Breast implants do not have an expiration date. As long as they retain their integrity then you can expect to keep them for as long as you like. The only reason they may need to get replaced is if they rupture or you experience complications. It is best to have them regularly checked to ensure that they are in good shape and that everything is healthy and normal.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Grigoryants?
Dr. Grigoryants is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of training and experience in the field of cosmetic enhancement. He specializes in creating beautiful aesthetic results with breast augmentation, and other procedures for breast, body, and face. He and his team are welcoming and knowledgeable and will address any questions and concerns you may have to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.