5 Things to Know About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations are one of the most popular procedures in the US – for good reason, they are safe, enduring and a great confidence booster! When considering a breast augmentation, there are many things to think about, such as implant type, size, placement, etc. CARE Plastic Surgery put together this list to give you a little more information about the breast augmentation procedure. If you are interested in learning more, or scheduling a consultation, contact us here!

1. There are a lot of decisions that go into breast augmentation. Most women expect to choose the size and type of implants, but patients also have to consider the shape, profile and texture of the implant as well as the location of insertion.

2. Silicone gel and saline implants have been available to patients for a long time, but there is a newer implant made of anatomic silicone that is called the “gummy bear” implant, and it has been growing in popularity.

3. The breast augmentation procedure is typically performed under deep IV sedation anesthesia, because it can allow for a quicker, more comfortable recovery, but general anesthesia is available to patients who request it.

4. Many patients can return to work two to three days after surgery, but more strenuous activities should be avoided for one month. Patients should expect to feel sore for several days, and initial swelling may last for several weeks.

5. It is important to fully research the procedure and the surgeon you choose to go to. Your surgeon should be board-certified, experienced and you should feel comfortable in their presence. Dr. Brian Coan is board-certified in plastic surgery and was just awarded best plastic surgeon in Cary by Cary Magazine for 2018.

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