Types of Breast Implants
When it comes to breast augmentation, you can choose from a number of breast implants. There are three main types used today: silicone, saline, and form stable.
Silicone breast implants are filled with soft silicone gel and are available in a selection of shapes and sizes. These implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for them to be placed.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are often prefilled and, therefore, require a shorter incision to be placed.
Form-stable implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, are filled with a cohesive gel made up of crosslinked molecules of silicone. This makes the filling a bit firmer and thicker than traditional silicone implants, which enables them to hold their shape better, also allowing for a more natural-feeling implant.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Once the agreed-upon incision is created, the chosen breast implant is inserted into a pocket created either under the pectoral muscles or above them. The method used for inserting and positioning the breast implant will depend on the type of implant, the degree of change desired, the amount of natural breast tissue, and Dr. Cusimano’s recommendations. Once the implants are placed, incisions are then closed using sutures, skin adhesives, and surgical tape.
What to Expect After Baton Rouge Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Cusimano will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your breasts, incisions, and support garments before you are discharged from our surgery center. This includes restrictions on strenuous activities for a set amount of time and also certain movements such as raising your arms above your head.
Immediately after your breast augmentation procedure, you will be placed in a surgical dressing that may include a support bra. You will likely need to avoid lifting anything for at least a week, and you will need to take several days off work.
Any acute pain should resolve within five days, which can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter medicine, which you should take according to Dr. Cusimano’s instructions. Residual swelling and soreness can be expected for several weeks, during which time your implants will begin to settle and you will start to see the results of your breast enhancement surgery.
Keep in mind that the most natural breast augmentation results will take time to appear as your chest tissue heals and your skin stretches to accommodate the implants. Your incisions will also fade over time, which can take many months or over a year to fully heal.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA
For fully personalized breast enhancement in Baton Rouge, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Cusimano is the right choice for you. Using the latest technology available and meticulous plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Cusimano can help you achieve the exact breast appearance you’ve been wanting. With plastic surgery procedures including breast lift and fat transfer breast augmentation, you can achieve a curvy silhouette for renewed self-confidence. Contact us by calling our office or completing the online form today.