Questions You Might Have About Breast Augmentation

Posted on: 28 June 2021


If you're unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, a breast augmentation procedure may give you the look that you want. The surgical instruments and techniques that the most qualified plastic surgeons use today can produce results that appear natural. Here are some answers to some common questions that you may have about breast augmentation plastic surgery.

What type of implants are used for breast augmentation?

Most surgeons nowadays use either saline or silicone implants. The structures of these implants are made to mimic real breast tissue so that each breast will look and feel as natural as possible. Saline is an especially popular choice because of its sterile saltwater filling that won't harm a patient's health if the implant leaks.

What is the best implant cup size?

Each woman's body is different, and the cup size that's ideal for you will depend on your body type and the look that you're trying to achieve. Your surgeon will discuss cup sizes during your consultation and help you pick an option that will look the most natural and flattering for your figure.

How are the implants placed?

Each implant will be placed either over or under the supporting chest muscle. Placing the implant over the muscle can help the implant stay in place better while placing it under the muscle can produce a more natural look. The best implant method will be determined by your surgeon based on your:

  • Body type
  • Chosen implant type and size
  • Current health status
  • Possible breast cancer history

How long does breast augmentation plastic surgery take to complete?

The procedure takes one to two hours on average to complete. The exact time will depend on the complexity of your procedure and the exact surgical method that's used.

What type of anesthesia will be used during the procedure?

Almost every breast augmentation involves the use of general anesthesia so that each patient will sleep throughout their surgery. While you're under anesthesia, you won't feel any pain during the procedure and will likely feel as though you've had a long, restful nap after the surgery is complete. If you have a known allergic reaction to anesthesia or other concerns, talk to your surgeon.

What is the recovery time?

Most patients recover fully four to six weeks after their surgeries. Your recovery time will depend on factors like your health and how much rest time you have given yourself to heal properly.

Getting all the answers to your questions can help you make the most informed decisions about breast augmentation plastic surgery. A good breast augmentation surgeon will take the time to give you more detailed answers to your questions to clean up any uncertainty.