Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Whether due to lack of adequate development, loss of volume due to pregnancy, or the natural aging process, a breast augmentation can ultimately enhance or restore breast size.
Considerations when choosing Implants:
- Implant Size: Dr. Antimarino takes into consideration many important elements when choosing an implant, such as a patient’s activity level, height, weight and body type. There are many different sizes and shapes of implants that may be used to best enhance a woman to reach her desired outcome. Furthermore, a well-proportioned breast will give balance and create curves that enhance a woman’s shape.
- Implants: There are two main types of implants available: silicone and saline. A consultation with your doctor will best provide you with the necessary information to determine the correct implant for you and ultimately increase your comfort level with the procedure.
- Position: Implants can be placed above and below the muscle. Additionally, Dr. Antimarino prefers the sub-muscular placement of the implant as it has proven to have fewer complications and generally improved surveillance for breast cancer in this position.
A pre-operative consultation is important to discuss expectations between the patient and their surgeon. This is an opportunity to have all of your pending questions answered involving the breast augmentation procedure. Breast augmentation occurs under general anesthesia. The procedure will generally take between 1 to 1 ½ hours. The patient will meet with a patient care coordinator to discuss financial arrangements and schedule their upcoming procedure.
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. In most cases, downtime is approximately 1 week. This downtime is especially important for proper recovery. As a result, most patients generally resume exercise in 3 weeks.
In order to answer all of your surgical questions and for detailed discussions, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.
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