Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States today. This is certainly true in the Pioneer Valley/or the Springfield area as well. The operation consists of placing breast implants filled with either saline or Silicone gel under the breast, either on top of the pectoralis muscle or underneath this muscle to increase the size of the breasts.
The operation takes about an hour and a half to perform and is done as a day stay under general anesthesia in the hospital. There is definite soreness for the first several days after surgery, particularly when the implants are placed underneath the muscle.
Generally, individuals can return to desk type jobs within a week but should not return to jogging or weight lifting for 4 to 6 weeks. There are many potential complications which each patient needs to be aware of before undertaking this procedure. However, breast augmentation patients are amongst the happiest patients in Plastic Surgery.
- This is an operation which many feel is a life changing experience in terms of daily confidence and self-esteem.
- There are several potential complications which each patient needs to be aware of before having this procedure.
- Return to work is done within 5 to 7 days; however, heavy activity can take 4 to 6 weeks.
- Implants will not last a lifetime and will in all likelihood need to be changed at some point in the future.