Breast Augmentation Southlake TX
Breast enlargement, or augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among women. Breast augmentation involves the insertion of saline or silicone gel implants under the breasts. Some women feel more self-confident with breasts that are proportional with the rest of their body, and others who have asymmetrical breasts want to balance and enhance their figures. A preoperative baseline mammogram report within 12 months of surgery is required for women over the age of 30 at our Southlake Plastic Surgery center.
Procedure Details Breast Enlargement Southlake TX
Breast augmentation generally takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia. Incisions are typically made along the fold under the breast, and the implant is placed, ideally, under the pectoral muscle. Dr. Mason finds that placement under the muscle reduces the appearance of ripples under the skin as well as allowing mammograms to be easily read in the future. Breast implants are made of saline or silicone gel and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Silicone breast implants are now FDA-approved and available for breast augmentation surgeries. MemoryGel® implants have been in use for almost 20 years around the world and now after almost two decades of research with surgeons and patients, they are being used in the United States. MemoryGel® breast implants, exclusively from Mentor Corporation, feature a cohesive, gelatin-like substance that acts as a solid rather than a liquid. It holds together uniformly while still retaining the natural give of breast tissue. (For more information, visit Mentor’s website at www.mentor4me.com.)
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Recovery Details Breast Enhancement Southlake TX
The first 24-48 hours after surgery are the most uncomfortable. Pain medication and muscle relaxants are prescribed to ease any discomfort or pain. It is extremely important not to do any lifting during the first 2 weeks following surgery. Bruising and swelling can remain for several weeks until the implant settles into the body. After 3-5 days, patients should be able to return to work and resume normal daily activities excluding lifting and aerobic exercise. An athletic soft cup bra (without underwire) should be worn for the first 4-6 weeks until the scars have healed. Full athletic activities (running, weightlifting, etc.) may be resumed within 6 weeks with Dr. Mason’s approval.