Millions of American women have breast implants, and the numbers are growing every day. The fact is, breast augmentation in Sacramento, CA, is the most popular cosmetic procedure for women at our practice. And with the beautiful results we can achieve, it’s no surprise.
There are many reasons behind the popularity of breast enhancement with implants in Sacramento, Folsom and around the country. Studies reviewed in the journal Plastic Surgical Nursing suggest this may be occurring because larger, shapelier breasts can increase both confidence and sexual fulfillment. What do you think the reason is? After all, your reason is the only reason that really matters.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, our Plastic Surgery Center can help. Call 916-929-1833 to request a consultation today.
Everything You Need To Know About Breast Augmentation
Also called augmentation mammoplasty, breast enlargement is usually performed to restore lost volume, balance a difference in breast size, improve breast shape or as a reconstructive technique following mastectomy for patients in Sacramento. Breast enlargement is ideal for women who are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their breasts. If you’ve lost volume in your breasts, either because of breast-feeding or weight loss, breast augmentation could restore how you once looked. Perhaps, you could even feel more confident about your appearance.
How Mammoplasty Is Performed
Your breast enlargement surgery can last up to 3 hours, during which time saline (sterile salt water) or silicone gel implants are placed either under the pectoralis muscle or the breast gland. Your surgeon will discuss with you options such as types of breast implants, placement, size and shapes as well incision size and location. Prior to any cosmetic procedure, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions on taking medications and vitamins, eating and drinking restrictions and stopping smoking.
What To Expect After Receiving Your Breast Implants
Immediately following your breast enlargement, your breasts will be bandaged to promote healing. It’s common to feel tired and achy for several days. Within one or two days, your dressings will be removed at your first postoperative visit and you might be fitted with a surgical bra. Depending upon your job and its level of physical activity, you can expect to return to work within about 1 week. Some patients experience a burning sensation in their nipples during the first few weeks. Your breasts will be sensitive during this time, so physical contact is discouraged. Swelling might take several months to fully subside. Scars will remain firm and pink for 2 to 3 months, and although they will never completely disappear, they should fade.
The Sacramento plastic surgeons at The Skincare & Laser Center and at The Plastic Surgery Center make enhancing the body, mind and spirit convenient with offices on Scripps Drive in Sacramento and in Granite Bay.
Be sure to reserve your spot at a Free Seminar hosted by The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento for breast augmentation, tummy tuck and mommy makeover information. Or, simply request a consultation online or 916-929-1833 and start working with your own patient coordinator who can help you through your decision making process.