Breast surgery can help enhance your figure and confidence almost instantaneously. This procedure can improve the shape, size, fullness, firmness, proportion, and symmetry of your breasts based on the final look you want.
Breast augmentation is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced and talented plastic surgeon, with long-lasting results that may last for years. If you are considering breast augmentation in San Antonio, our team of surgeons can help you achieve your desired outcome.
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Breast implants come in a range of shapes, textures, and fillings. They can be either silicone or saline-filled. Each type comes with different considerations. Saline implants have a saltwater solution that the body easily absorbs in the unlikely event of a rupture. However, they may have a less natural look and feel than silicone implants. The silicone implants have continued to evolve and the fifth-generation implant which is commonly referred to as the gummy bear implant is a very popular choice. It has become extremely popular as it can decrease the risk of rippling. Also, in the unlikely event the implant has a leak, the gel does not leave the implant because of the cohesive nature of the implant.
The breast implants also come in textured or smooth implants. This refers to the surface of the implant. They each have their own advantages and reasons that they are selected for your breast augmentation. There are also shaped and round implants that you and your plastic surgeon may choose from for your breast enhancement. Whichever type of implant you choose, you can be sure it will last. Breast implants typically do not need to be replaced for 10-15 years and sometimes last a lifetime. A member of our San Antonio team can help you choose the right implant for your breast augmentation.
First, you will have an initial consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss pre- and post-operative instructions and determine your unique needs. During the consultation, our plastic surgeon will review the process for a breast augmentation along with helping you decide on the appropriate size for your breast augmentation. You will have the opportunity to do our sizing system. This is an opportunity to try on implants so that you have the opportunity to see what they will look and feel like before the surgery. As this is a surgical procedure, you will need to follow a few pre-surgical precautions, including refraining from smoking and avoiding certain medications to reduce the risk of complications.
During the procedure, you will undergo anesthesia. Our team will perform one of these incisions based on your needs:
- Transaxillary, an incision in the underarm
- Periareolar, an incision on the areola
- Inframammary, an incision on the underside of the breast
Immediately after the surgery, your breasts will appear fuller and firmer. Over time, your incision scars will fade or disappear. Following the procedure, our team recommends rest and relaxation. You will experience some discomfort, which over-the-counter medication can relieve. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are normal, and you may experience tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation in the nipples, which will fade with time.
After 1-2 weeks, you can return to regular activity, including work and light exercise. However, you should avoid vigorous activity for at least a month. Swelling can last up to a year, but most individuals are unaware of the residual inflammation after a few months. You will have several follow-up visits with our team to monitor your recovery process.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks
Overall, breast augmentation surgery in San Antonio is safe. Complications following the procedure are rare and usually minimal. You may experience excess swelling, pain, infection, a change in nipple sensation, and breakage or leakage of the implant resulting from injury or the normal movement of your breast.
Breast augmentation in San Antonio can help boost your self-confidence. Our team will work with you to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. If you are ready to reinvigorate your look, we are here to create a unique treatment plan for your aesthetic needs. Call now to learn more.