Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. This procedure aims to increase breast size, change the shape of the breasts, and/or restore the volume that may have been lost due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy.
All breast implants are available in various shapes and sizes. The implant you choose will depend on your desired look and feel. Breast implants can be placed just above or below the muscle tissue, depending on your anatomy and goals for surgery.
How Long Does it Take to Recuperate After a Breast Augmentation?
The recovery process following breast augmentation is typically short and relatively easy. Most patients will report minimal pain and swelling after surgery. The recovery time could vary from patient to patient, but most women can return to their day-to-day activities within a few days or weeks after the surgery. Most natural breast augmentation results will take time to appear and your chest tissue heals and stretches to accommodate the implants.
Will They Feel Natural?
Women’s most common question about breast implants is whether or not they will feel natural, or real. This is a valid question, as many women are concerned about feeling like they have fake breasts.
When it comes to the feel of your breast implants, it is important to keep in mind that every woman is different. However, you can generally expect the breast implants to feel very similar to natural breasts. In most cases, silicone breast implants are reported to feel more like natural breast tissue than saline options. However, all breast implants can deliver great outcomes.
Types of Breast Implants
At our office, we use three main types of breast implants: saline, silicone, and form-stable.
Saline Implants: Saline implants are among the most popular breast implants. These implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution.
Silicone Implants: Silicone implants are filled with a soft silicone gel and are available in many sizes and shapes.
Form-Stable Implants: These implants are sometimes called gummy bear implants and are filled with a cohesive gel. The filling is a bit thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants. This helps these implants to keep their shape better and allows for a more natural feel.
How to Achieve a Natural-Looking Breast Implant
To ensure that you receive the natural-looking and feeling breast implants that you desire, be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Cusimano. He will help you choose which type of implant is right for you and your desired results.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to learn more about your breast implant options? Contact Cusimano MD Plastic Surgery by calling (225) 230-8067 to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Cusimano. We will be happy to answer any of your questions so you feel confident in your procedure choice.