Breast Augmentation Surgery
Many women are often unhappy with the size of their breasts, and wish to increase its size. This is where breast augmentation comes in. Some women get the surgery done purely for cosmetic reasons, while others have a reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. Breast augmentation surgery involves increasing the size of breasts with the help of breast implants.
Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you decide to undergo a breast augmentation surgery, pick a surgeon who has a lot of experience in the field. Dr. Farbod Esmailian, a borad certified plastic surgeon practicing in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas is an experienced professional in cosmetic surgical enhancements of body, face and breasts. Breast augmentation surgery requires expertise, and because of the nature of the surgery, patients are likely to have many questions and concerns. Dr. Farbod Esmailian will take the time to answer them all and will also make sure that you are comfortable before the scheduled surgery.
Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Surgeons usually look at a particular candidate and see if breast augmentation surgery would be beneficial to them or not. Some of the conditions surgeons look for are:
- Breast size reduction after pregnancy
- Loss of breast tissue following a mastectomy
- Naturally small size of breasts
- Patients wanting an augmentation solely for aesthetic reasons or,
- Asymmetrical breasts
Procedure for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Before the surgery, the surgeon will want to examine you. He will ask for your preference and the size of breasts you are aiming for. Women’s breasts usually develop until they are in their early 20s. The FDA suggests that the candidate for the surgery be over the age of 18 years. If the woman chooses to get silicone implants, she must be 22 years of age or above.
The surgeon may also ask the patient to stop taking certain medications a few days or weeks before the surgery is scheduled. This is to ensure that there are no complications that come up during the surgery.
The surgery can generally take anywhere from one to two hours. You can have the surgery as an outpatient in the hospital, or choose to stay at the hospital overnight. You will be asleep during the surgery and will not feel any pain, as the surgeon will give you general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will make incisions under your breasts, or under your arms. He might also make a cut near the nipples depending on the kind of implants that are being inserted and on how big the size of the breast is.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery
Once you have undergone the surgery, it is possible to return home on the same day. But, as mentioned before, depending on your comfort level, you can choose to get admitted overnight at the hospital. If you do opt to go home on the same day, have someone help you out with things around the house.
It is common to experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, but the pain is usually moderate. With pain medication that Dr. Farbod Esmailian prescribes, the discomfort should also subside.
Approximately a week after your surgery, you may be asked to see your surgeon again for a follow-up appointment. At this time, your stitches will be taken out, and Dr. Esmailian will check to see if everything is healing at the right speed.
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