While the decision to have breast augmentation surgery is an exciting one, there are some things to be aware of before scheduling your procedure. We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation procedures so you can feel confident in your surgical decision.
Silicone and saline implants are among the most common implant options. Silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. Unlike saline implants, the silicone gel in silicone implants cannot be absorbed by the body. Patients should have their implants replaced within a few months of the implant rupture. If the implants are not replaced, the silicone gel will leak, causing more scar tissue to form around the implant and often resulting in complications.
There is a chance of loss of nipple sensation following breast augmentation surgery. However, for most patients, the sensation does return during the healing process, specifically if the implant is placed below the muscle. Patients who feel that nipple sensation is important to them should speak to their plastic surgeon about their breast surgery techniques during their breast augmentation consultation. Your initial consultation appointment is the ideal time to ask all the breast augmentation frequently asked questions.
While high-profile implants do create a more dramatic breast volume, they should not be used alone in place of a breast lift. Sagging breast tissue should be corrected with a breast lift, as simply adding implants cannot remedy the drooping breast contour. Most breast augmentation surgeries are done in combination with a breast lift, so your board-certified plastic surgeon will likely recommend this to you if necessary for your current breast size.
Placing breast implants below the muscle has many benefits. Not only do implants feel more comfortable and look more natural, but they will also have a decreased chance of capsular contracture compared to sub-glandular placement.
When it comes to plastic surgery, do not be afraid to ask questions! Being informed and educated is your best tool for making a decision you will be happy with for years to come. If you are interested in asking more breast augmentation questions in the Metro Detroit area, contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Trupiano.