What Is a Breast Augmentation Really Like?

So much misinformation swirls around plastic surgery procedures, especially breast augmentation. The breast augmentation procedure is the “poster child” for plastic surgery, so it’s not surprising that so many people have a preconceived notion of what it’s really like.

But, because so much information–both factual and fictitious–it can be hard to know what the procedure should truly be like in the hands of a qualified top plastic surgeon.

In a recent New Beauty article, Carolyn Hsu relates the story of an anonymous woman who has known she’s wanted breast augmentation surgery since she was 18.

Self-Consciousness and Volume Issues

The woman in question had actually started developing breasts earlier than her peers. Surprisingly, this led to volume loss at an early age, and the fat redistribution that came from her growth spurts didn’t help.

The first thing she figured out, when she committed to the process, was how many uncertified doctors performed the surgery.

Then she made sure to meet with a number of surgeons until she found one who met her needs.

At top-notch plastic surgery centers like Dr. Navin Singh’s Washingtonian Plastic Surgery and Dr. Sachin Shridharani’s LUXURGERY, one can expect an individualized consultation to help patients come up with a surgery that will produce the most natural appearing enhancement.

Different Options and Routes

There are multiple types of incisions–one of the most famous and popular is the lollipop incision. The lollipop incision goes around the areola and down the bottom of the breast, which is where it gets the lollipop name from.

Before surgery, the patient in Hsu’s story was barred from exercise that would cause stress or swelling in her chest muscles. She relates how the doctor called her the day before to calm her down before the surgery–and how effective the doctor was at it.

Surprisingly, she relates how the surgery itself came quite easily as well, which isn’t what you always hear from people. When she laid down on the bed, she fell asleep almost immediately and woke up with a new set of breasts.

Amazingly, she was able to walk and talk the day immediately after the surgery. Of course, full recovery would take weeks. For a full three-to-four weeks she wasn’t able to lift her arms or else the stitches had a chance of reopening.

Besides that, the implants would have to drop into their proper position. Once they fell into position, they felt more comfortable, and also achieved their full aesthetic effect.

Overall, the surgery was a huge success for her, just like it is for so many other people year in and year out. If you’re interested in a breast augmentation procedure, contact our office for more information.

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