What Aftercare Is Necessary for Breast Implant Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery is by far the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S., with over 320,000 women getting implants each year. 

Recovering from the surgery is not as daunting as some may think – provided you follow the correct post-operative care and protocol. 

By heeding these recovery tips, many women find themselves ready to go back to work and daily activities within five days after their procedure.  

1. Manage the Pain Properly

Some level of discomfort after surgery is inevitable. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication, but many patients find over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient in the days following their augmentation. 

We recommend getting prescriptions filled beforehand, so you won’t need to worry about visiting a pharmacy during recovery. 

2. Plan and Prepare

Planning is one of the most effective ways to make your recovery as speedy and comfortable as possible. 

Before the date of your surgery, get everything in order – such as picking up prescriptions (as discussed above), scheduling time off work, clearing your social calendar, doing shopping, preparing some meals, and organizing your home for maximum comfort. That way, you’ll have nothing to worry about after your procedure except relaxing. 

Proper planning reduces stress to a minimum and means you can give your body the rest it needs immediately after the operation. 

3. Sleep and Rest

The better rested your body is, the more effectively it can recover from the operation. That means getting a full eight hours of sleep every night in the week leading up to the procedure, and planning to sleep and rest a whole lot more in the days after your breast augmentation. 

4. Nutrition and Hydration

Again, heading into your operation, the more prepared your body is, the better it will heal. 

You should eat a balanced, nutritious diet for at least the two weeks before your surgery. Plenty of fruit, vegetables, protein, carbs, lean fats, and vitamins in your system will help you recover more quickly.

It’s smart to do meal prep before your operation as well, so eating and keeping your energy up as you recover is as straightforward as popping a plate in the microwave.  

As you can see, a lot of the aftercare for breast augmentation happens before the procedure. These tips are also applicable for other forms of cosmetic surgery, including breast lifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks. If you can prepare your body and home ahead of time, the aftercare almost handles itself in the form of rest and relaxation. 

Get the Most out of Your Breast Augmentation

At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, our goal is maximum results with minimum downtime.  

If you have any other queries about recovering from breast augmentation, or would like clarification on any of these suggestions, please reach out to our expert panel of surgeons at 540-371-7730. You can also arrange an online consultation here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Will You Be Mine? Top Reasons to Say Yes to Breast Surgery This Valentine’s Day

The love month is not just for couples. Whether you’re single or in a happy long distance relationship, you can still celebrate the day of hearts with something special.

That said, if you don’t have any plans this Valentine’s Day, may we suggest a cosmetic procedure that can help increase your love for yourself, and that is no other than breast enhancement surgery.

People enhance their breasts for a myriad of reasons. Some choose to get breast implants because they want to improve the proportion of their body. Others choose to reduce their breast size surgically so they can try high-intensity sports or to feel comfortable. Whatever the reason is, many breast surgery patients enjoy one common benefit, and that is they love their bodies more.

A Few Reasons for Breast Surgery

If you are hesitant to try breast surgery, here are additional reasons to consider this life-enhancing procedure:

Increased Confidence

When you know you look good, you can’t help but change the way you feel for the better. Confidence can take you to many places. If you’re confident, you won’t shy away from putting yourself “out there”.

Male breast reduction surgery can help sculpt the upper body in men to make them look a bit more masculine. An enhanced appearance can give a guy the confidence to go out there and perhaps meet a special someone.

Help Reach Weight Loss Goals

Breast surgery can help you reach your goals in round about ways. For instance, if you’re unmotivated to go to the gym because it’s uncomfortable to exercise with overly large breasts, then a breast reduction surgery may be just the ticket to fix this issue, and get you going to the gym.

Prepare for Beach Season

Bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces all look great on a woman who feels great about herself. You don’t have to be 100% ‘bikini ready’ to be 100% confident in yourself. If you feel that a breast augmentation surgery, a breast lift, can put you over the edge and make this summer something special, then why not take the plunge on surgery and then buy yourself a plunging one-piece?

If you’re looking to show off a new you this summer, the best time to schedule a procedure is now. It takes about three to six weeks to recover fully from a breast surgery. Plus, the weather is still cool at this time of the year, so recovery will be more comfortable than if you schedule a surgery in the warmer months.

Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today to learn other ways how breast surgery can increase your love for your body.

Breast Implant Incisions: Can I Choose the Type of Incision I Want?

Breast augmentation involves several decisions that are critical to your surgery success. One of the decisions you have to make is to choose the type of implant incision. As with other variables involved in your breast augmentation journey, the choice of incision type is a personal matter.

While your doctor can recommend an incision type that’s most suitable for you, the final decision still rests on you. It’s your choice whether to follow your surgeon’s recommendation or opt for an incision type that you’re more comfortable with.

Of course, your choice of incisions is dependent on several factors. These include the following:

  • Your Anatomy
  • Implant Type
  • Degree of breast enlargement
  • Your surgeon’s preference based on your unique case

Your doctor will consider these aspects during your consultation to help you make an informed decision about your choice. Regardless of your decision, your surgeon will strive to enhance your breasts in a way that you will be satisfied.

Primary Incision Types for Breast Augmentation

Your choice of incisions will affect the kind of result you have in mind. That said, it’s essential that you choose the type that will complement your goal. There are three primary options for incision, and each has its own pros and cons. Your doctor will discuss them at your consultation.

Periareolar

This approach will create an incision around the areola to make scars less noticeable. This gives the doctor better control over the breast implant’s position.

Transaxillary

An incision is made in the armpit to create a channel from the underarm to the breast, where the implants will be inserted. The appeal to this type of incision is there are no scars visible in the chest area, as the incision is made far from the breasts.

Inframammary

In this type, the incision is made along the crease beneath the breasts. Although scars may develop in this area, they are less noticeable, as they are hidden beneath the breast fold. This is ideal if you plan to become pregnant in the future.

Before you decide on an incision type, come in and consult with one of our surgeons. This way, you’ll be able to make an informed decision that will help you achieve your desired outcome.  Call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today at 540-371-7730.

Spring, the Perfect Time for Breast Implants

Spring is a time for beautiful flowers, light sweaters, and breast implants. If you’ve been wanting to increase your cup size or reshape your breasts, now is the perfect time. When you get implants in the spring, your new body is ready for summer. Can you think of a better way to reveal your stunning new implants than in a bikini lounging at the pool? Come talk to us about breast implants today and have your best summer yet!

A Perfect Summer Body Starts Now

Many of our patients come into our offices to talk about breast implants after their first swimsuit shopping experience of the season. They put on that bikini and realize they would like a little more up top. Many women can benefit from breast enhancement surgery: mothers that have lost volume from childbearing and breastfeeding, pear shaped women that need a little extra up top to balance their figure, women that want a more shapely figure, and women that have lost a lot of weight. How will breast enhancement help you?

By the time bikini season hits, you would have missed an ideal for breast augmentation. New implants take time to settle in and soften. If you want to look great for summer, now’s the time to prepare.

Are Breast Implants Right for Me?

Many women want breast implants, but worry about making a lasting change to their bodies. They wonder what their new implants will look like and wish they could see themselves with new breasts before the surgery. We understand your concerns and want to help you make an informed and educated decision about your breast augmentation. 

Each patient considering breast implants has the opportunity to meet with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons where they can discuss the procedure, different types of implants, recovery, and more.

We’ll help you understand the cost of the procedure along with financing options that may be available. We’ll show you why Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is a top choice for breast enhancement in the area.

At this appointment you’ll also have the opportunity to “test drive” your new implants. This breast implant sizing appointment will give you a better understanding of how you’ll look after surgery. What size implants do you want? We can help you decide.

Are you ready to take the next step in your breast implant journey? Give us a call and schedule your consultation. If you want to be bikini ready come summer, spring is the time to get breast implants.