Important Questions To Be Asked Before Breast Augmentation

Questions To Ask Before Breast Implants | Dr. John Park Newport Beach

Important Questions To Be Asked Before Breast Augmentation

How Long Will A Breast Augmentation Be Viable?

In most cases, results of a breast augmentation last a long time. However, it’s important to observe the status of your implants on a regular basis. Those with saline implants can check their status by simply looking in the mirror – easy enough, right? Leakage will be quite obvious as a ruptured saline implant will deflate, and the saline will be absorbed by the body.

The FDA recommends that those with silicone implants have an MRI about three years after initial placement, and then every two years after that.

If you choose to undergo breast augmentation using fat transfer, you might lose some volume over time. Your breasts could also change due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, or aging.

Are There Possible Side Effects After A Breast Augmentation?

When performed by an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation has a high success rate. However, per any surgery really, it is not risk-free. Potential side effects can possibly include infection, bleeding, hematoma, scarring, capsular contracture, implant rupture, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and unsatisfactory results. All of these can be avoided by doing due diligence and shopping for a great surgeon. Information is key to a successful surgery.

Should I Wait To Have Breast Augmentation Until After Having Kids?

There really isn’t a “correct” answer to this question. This is a personal choice, and you alone should make that decision. If you are planning on having kids in the near future, then it would be wise to wait. If there are no kids in sight, then it’s your call. As for breastfeeding, if you and your doctor choose the crease approach (placing the implants through the fold under the breast), breastfeeding will more than likely not be affected.

Choosing The Right Size Before Your Breast Augmentation

Breast implants, as well as the fat used for fat transfer, are both measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s). The same size of implant or amount of fat will look different on each individual, due to the different anatomy of individuals. It’s extremely important to discuss expectations and desired results with your surgeon so he or she can help you decide what size is right for you. Many doctors use digital imaging software as a way to see how you might look with different levels of ccs.

There are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered prior to breast augmentation surgery. These decisions will remain a part of your life for years to come, so it is wise to be informed, and your trust be put into a very experienced and respected plastic surgeon.

Dr. John Park, of Newport Beach, California is that surgeon. Dr. Park is double board certified with years of experience in all areas of plastic surgery. Call Dr. Park today at (949) 777-6883 for your complimentary private consultation.

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