Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery Process

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery Process Orange CountyRecovery in case of breast surgery procedures such as breast implants, breast lift and breast reduction may vary from one patient to another. The surgeon’s skills, extent of surgery performed and the patient’s natural healing ability will determine how quickly the recovery is completed.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced breast surgeon providing safe and effective procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas. He will discuss the recovery process for breast augmentation and other procedures with his patients during the initial consultation.

Immediate Post-Op Phase

Once the breast augmentation procedure is over, the patient will be moved to a recovery area for close monitoring. The breasts will be covered in gauze dressing along with an elastic bandage or surgical bra for support. The surgical bra may have to be worn for several weeks to expedite healing and minimize the swelling. Most patients will be in a position to go home within a few hours. In a surgery such as breast implants, breast lift or breast reduction, particularly when it is performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon may recommend that the patient should have someone to drive them back home.

Preferably, the patient should also have someone to stay overnight for the first night. Dr. Esmailian ensures that his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and other areas receive specific instructions to care for the breasts for the first few days after the surgery. He will also prescribe pain relievers or other medications to reduce the risk of infection. The patient will be provided a date for a follow-up visit to his office. Patients who follow post-op instructions carefully can expect a safer and faster recovery.

First Week after Surgery

The patient is likely to experience some pain and soreness in the treated area for the first three to five days. Swelling and bruising will be more pronounced during this period, but will gradually start subsiding on its own. Patients should avoid major activities during the first few days, and vigorous exercises should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

In the first week, the chest may feel tight and some restriction may occur while breathing. This is a normal condition after breast augmentation surgery, and the symptoms will start improving after the first week. Patient may rest in a semi-upright position to minimize swelling and to stay more comfortable.

Post-surgery Medications

The patient may take over the counter medications to reduce pain such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. However, these medications should not be taken beyond one week, or without the doctor’s advice. Ibuprofen should be avoided if the patient has a history of kidney, liver, or stomach problems. Even asthmatic patients should consider these medications only after consulting a physician.

When to Contact the Surgeon

The patient should contact the surgeon immediately if she experiences sudden or severe pain in the breasts, an intense burning sensation in the treated area, or an unusual or excessive swelling around the breasts.

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Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked Questions

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked Questions Orange CountyDr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon providing state of the art treatment for breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and other procedures. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and other areas have an opportunity to receive treatment in a safe and friendly environment at Dr. Esmailian’s practice. The following is a list of FAQ pertaining to breast augmentation to address the common queries of new patients about this surgery.

What is the purpose of breast augmentation surgery?

Patients seek breast augmentation surgery for various reasons. If the patient has naturally small breasts or is unhappy with the normal size and wishes to increase the size for aesthetic reasons, the surgeon may recommend breast augmentation. The procedure is also popular among moms who experience loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Sometimes the surgeon may use breast implant surgery as a part of breast reconstruction, if the patient has undergone a mastectomy. Breast augmentation may also be used to correct the condition asymmetrical breasts in some patients.

Can breast augmentation correct sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation is primarily a breast enlargement procedure, and it may provide only a very marginal improvement to lift sagging breasts. Breast lift is the more appropriate procedure, if the breast size is normal, but the breast skin has lost elasticity, causing the breasts to droop heavily.

In some cases, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift in order to achieve more effective results. Dr. Esmailian will evaluate the breast condition carefully before recommending the most appropriate treatment approach to his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas.

What is the difference between saline and silicone implants?

Both saline and silicone implants have been approved by the FDA, and are widely accepted by the patients and surgeons. Saline implants are filled with a salt solution that is completely biocompatible and safe. The incision required in case of saline implants is relatively smaller. However, from an aesthetic perspective, many patients prefer silicone gel implants.

The latest qualities in highly cohesive silicone implants are very natural in terms of touch and feel. The silicone core does not leak to other parts of the body in case of a breakage. That makes silicone implants equally safe such as saline implants. Patients can make the best choice in consultation with their breast surgeon.

How safe is breast implant surgery?

Each year thousands of women across the United States choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Excellent results are reported by both patients and plastic surgeons in most cases. The key is to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who has the necessary expertise in various breast surgeries such as breast implants, breast lift, and breast reduction.

What is the recovery time in breast augmentation?

Most patients will be ready to resume their daily activities or go back to work within a week to 10 days following breast augmentation. Vigorous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least one month.

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Breast Surgery Before and After Photos

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Breast Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast Surgery Before and After Photos Orange County

Breast surgeries are among the commonly requested plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. today. Typical surgeries such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction are performed for aesthetic purposes. In some cases, breast reduction and breast implants procedure may be performed for medical reasons. Dr. Farbod Esmailian provides these procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas.

What are Breast Surgery Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of breast surgery refer to a set of images relating to an earlier patient who has undergone a breast procedure successfully. The set includes pictures taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a date when full effects of the surgery are visible, and the swelling and bruising has subsided completely. The plastic surgeon will take these pictures with the patient’s consent, and show them in a discreet manner to other patients.

The goal is to educate new patients about various aspects of a breast surgery procedure such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. The photographs serve as an effective visual tool during the initial consultation. Dr. Esmailian ensures that before and after pictures for all breast produces are provided to his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding places.

Benefits

When a new patient is looking for breast implants or another breast surgery procedure, she may have only a vague idea of the effectiveness of the surgery in her case. Each breast surgery procedure may be performed using different surgical techniques and approaches, depending on an individual patient’s breast anatomy and her personal aesthetic goals. Sometimes a patient may need only a minor surgery, while in other cases, the required surgery may be extensive or complicated.

In some cases, the patient may need a combination of two procedures such as breast lift and breast augmentation. It can become difficult for a patient to make the appropriate choices. This is where breast surgery before and after photos can play an important role in helping the patient to make informed decisions.

Being Realistic about the Outcome

In some cases, the patient may form misplaced expectations about a certain breast surgery procedure, despite the best verbal explanations of the surgeon. In such a situation, the patient may end up being disappointed with the final results, even when the surgeon may have performed the procedure exactly as per the treatment plan.

Such unwelcome situations can be avoided when the patient has an access to breast surgery before and after photos at the time of pre-op consultation. With these pictures, the patient will know exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for her.

Photographs on the Surgeon’s Website

The plastic surgeon may choose to provide breast surgery before and after photos on their practice website. New patients may review the photos online in the privacy of their home or office. Only when they are more convinced about the procedure, they may decide to visit the surgeon’s office for a consultation.

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Are Breast Implants Right For You?

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Are Breast Implants Right For You? Orange CountyBreast implant surgery is among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States today. The procedure is designed to enhance the size, volume, and fullness of breasts. Silicone or saline implants are surgically placed in the breast tissue to improve the breast size. The procedure may be performed for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas.

Outstanding Candidates

Breast implant procedure may be recommended in case the patient experiences one or more of the following conditions:

  • Breasts are naturally small in size.
  • Breasts are normal in size, but the patient wants an increased sized for aesthetic reasons.
  • Breasts have deflated following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Breasts are asymmetrical.
  • Breast tissue is lost due to mastectomy or breast injury.

Breast implants may not be a suitable solution if the breast size is normal, but the patient is bothered by heavily sagging breasts. In such a case, the surgeon may recommend breast lift cosmetic surgery, or a combination of breast implants with lift. Patients should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure. Candidates with a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations may achieve the most satisfactory outcomes with breast implants.

Types of Implants

The choice of breast implants will have a significant impact on the final outcome of the procedure. Breast implants are available in different types, sizes, shapes, and textures. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Esmailian helps his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas make the right choice of implants.

Saline Implants

The FDA has approved saline implants for patients in the age group of 18 and above. These implants contain a sterile salt solution, which may be pre-filled or filler after the surgical insertion of implants in the breasts. A relatively smaller incision is required to place these implants. Saline implants are more affordable and highly biocompatible. However, the touch and feel of these implants may not be as natural as that of silicone implants.

Silicone Implants

The FDA has approved these implants for patients in the age group of 22 and above. Some of the latest qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants are very safe and very natural looking. The movement, touch and feel of the silicone gel can mimic the natural feeling of breast tissue. In terms of affordability, silicone implants may be a little more expensive compared to saline implants.

Results with Breast Implants

Most patients are able to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of breast implants for many years. It not only enhances the breast size and physical personality and appeal of a woman, but also helps improve her self-esteem and confidence in most cases. The procedure should ideally be performed by an experienced breast surgeon to achieve the best outcomes. Breast implants are also highly effective in reconstructive surgery for patients who have undergone mastectomy and wish to restore their breast appearance.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

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