During your consultation with Dr. Newall, you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have regarding the procedure. The following questions are some of the most frequently asked.
Though this is primarily a personal preference, Dr. Newall will offer recommendations based upon your goals and your physical frame. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try on different size implants using a bra that is designed for this purpose. This will allow you to visually determine which size you desire.
Silicone and saline are the two types of implants used for breast augmentation. Silicone implants were approved for availability by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 after years of studying silicone’s effects on the body. Many women prefer silicone implants because they consider them to have a softer and more natural feel than saline implants. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, a slightly longer incision may be required to insert them into the body. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water after they are placed inside the body. To learn more information about silicone and saline implants, you may visit the website: www.breastimplantsafety.org., This website was set up jointly by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to provide information about implants.
Most patients are able to return to work 5-6 days after their breast augmentation procedure. Suture removal takes place 7-10 days after the surgery. Exercise and other activities may be resumed approximately one month after surgery. These are average estimates; all patients heal differently.