Dr. Vishal Kapoor performs hundreds of breast augmentation Los Angeles surgeries every year. Did you know that breast enlargement is one of the most requested procedures? Dr. Kapoor is very experienced with breast surgery, both with and without implants. The medical phrase for this procedure is augmentation mammaplasty. It is often referred to as a “boob job." In 2017, over 300,000 women had a breast augmentation. This information comes from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This popular procedure enhances the size, shape, contour, and appearance of your breasts.
1. What are the risks and complications?
2. What can I do to ensure the best results?
3. How do you handle any difficulties?
4. Will breast implants affect breastfeeding?
5. Do you have before and after pictures?
One size does not fit all with breast implants. If there were only one breast implant that was the best, you would not see other options available to you. Each breast implant has its pros and cons. These are important for you to consider and discuss with Dr. Kapoor. During your breast augmentation Los Angeles consultation, you will be able to decide which type of breast implant is right for you.
Round implants appear to have more volume with higher profile options. This gives you more projection. Thus, given they are the same shape all over, there are fewer issues with them moving out of place.
Teardrop implants have a gentle slope and fullness at the lower part of the implant. Women say it is more like a natural breast. Also, the implant is thinner in the upper pole of the chest.
Saline breast implants contain sterile salt water. Often they are pre-filled and sometimes expanded during your surgery. The outer shell is silicone and can be smooth or textured. Also, they are commonly used in revision surgeries.
Silicone implants often feel like natural breast tissue. Another benefit is you are less likely to see the edges of the implant. These implants are great for women with smaller breasts.
Structured implants have saline, but with a twist. These implants have a series of shells inside the upper part of the implant. They stop the saline and fluid from moving up into the top of the implant when you are upright.
Gummy bear is a phrase used to describe the consistency of the silicone gel. For example, the gummy type gel sticks together and is cohesive. Hence, it has a tendency to hold its shape better.
Smooth implants tend to have less of a chance of rippling. Also, they tend to last longer than other options. One other thing to consider is these implants often feel softer because of the thinner skin.
Textured breast implants are often compared to sandpaper because of their rougher surface. The texture stops the implant from wiggling around in the implant pocket.
Fat transfer breast augmentation, or natural breast augmentation Los Angeles, involves extracting fat from your body and transferring it to your breasts. The surgeon removes the excess fat from other part of your body. And then injects it back to your breasts to enlarge them. The procedure gives a desired shape to the breasts by adding volume through a fat transfer. This process gives a natural look and feel to the breast augmentation.
Silicone gel implants underwent rigorous testing and research before receiving FDA approval. Silicone gel implants are available for unrestricted use in breast augmentation Los Angeles surgeries. So what makes silicone an ideal choice for breast implants? Most women say they prefer them because of their look and feel. Further, men state that they look like real breasts and move more freely.
By comparison, these are not overwhelming reviews for saline implants. But there are many benefits of saline breast implants, too. One excellent benefit of saline is your surgeon fills them after placement. Also, saline requires a smaller incision, which means a smaller scar. Are you curious what is in saline implants? It is a simple saltwater solution which has no harmful effects on your body in the event of rupture or leakage. Dr. Kapoor advises replacing your breast implants around the 10th year after surgery. The reality is that the longer an implant (saline or silicone) is in your body, the higher the chance of rupture.
Submuscular or subpectoral means the implants get placed under your pectoral muscle. This is the area between your breast tissue and chest wall.
Right after surgery
As soon as you wake up, you will feel pretty groggy and sore. This is because you were under anesthesia. Some women say it feels like they have a hangover. But, this wears off over a few hours.
The first week
With any surgery, elective or non-elective, you will experience discomfort. Days five through seven will be the most uncomfortable for a breast augmentation patient.
After the first week
The good news (among your results) are that you will be able to return to work around day 7.
The next several weeks
While Dr. Kapoor encourages you to ease back into very light exercise and a normal daily routine, do not over do it. You will experience minimal discomfort at this point. It is best to avoid strenuous or jarring motions such as running or intense workouts. Also, you will not be able to engage in any heavy lifting.
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