At Advanced Liposuction Center, we often hear that women are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. It’s normal to lose volume and experience sagging of the breasts after breast feeding or with the body’s aging process. Our Cranberry Township plastic surgeons want clients to know that breast augmentation is a safe and natural way to improve the appearance of your breasts.

Below are some frequently asked questions about breast augmentation:

Is there a way to enlarge my breasts without using artificial silicone or saline implants?

With our fat transfer procedure, you can use your own fat. This allows the richest part of stem cells to be reintroduced naturally into areas like your breasts to add fullness and volume. As an added bonus, you get to remove hard-to-lose fat from an area that you think has too much. Since you are using your own tissue, there is no chance of reaction or rejection. Your breast augmentation will look completely natural and be permanent.

How soon can I start exercising?

It is advised that patients start walking as soon as possible after surgery. However, for six weeks after the procedure, ladies shouldn’t engage in any strenuous exercise. Exercise, including as weightlifting, biking, jogging, and other strenuous activities, may cause implants to shift position or result in wound healing issues that could change the appearance of the breasts following surgery.

When can I start working again?

This depends on the physical demands of your employment. Here are some general recommendations: For the first one to two weeks, refrain from using your upper arms for reaching.

For whom is breast augmentation appropriate?

You must be in good physical health and be confident that breast implants will improve your body’s appearance in order to be a candidate for breast augmentation. Breast augmentation shouldn’t be done to appease a partner or a boyfriend, or as a “quick fix” for other problems.

The best candidates are frequently women who have long desired larger breasts in order to improve the proportions of their bodies, better fit into dresses and other clothing, and generally improve the contour of their bodies.

Women who have given birth and breastfed one or more children and seen major changes in the size, shape, and appearance of their breasts are also suitable candidates.

How long does it take to recover from surgery?

Although there is a wide range in recovery timeframes following breast augmentation, most patients resume most of their regular activities 48 to 72 hours after surgery. At your initial appointment, your doctor will go into further detail with you about this.

Who is not a candidate for breast augmentation?

A lady shouldn’t get breast augmentation to appease another person or to salvage a relationship that is otherwise in trouble. Implants should only be put in for her own self-image, not for an imagined version of another person.

What will happen to the feel of my breasts after augmentation?

Many people worry that after an augmentation operation, their bodies won’t feel the same to them or to others.

The gist of the response is that following an augmentation, your tissue could feel different. The most “natural” feeling will be achieved with fat transfer augmentations and breast lifts without implants.

Will my wounds be obvious scars?

Depending on the kind of implant you’re getting, several types of incisions are needed. How noticeable these incisions are once you’ve healed can also depend on your natural breast shape, skin tone, age, sun exposure, lifestyle decisions like smoking, and other things.

How many cup sizes can I increase using the fat transfer procedure?

Usually cup size can be increased by one to two sizes using this technique. If you wish to go larger than that, an additional surgery would likely be necessary.

Can breast implants affect sensation in the breasts or nipples?

Yes, breast implants can potentially affect sensation in the breasts or nipples, although the extent of this varies from person to person. Some individuals may experience temporary changes in sensation after surgery, including increased or decreased sensitivity. In some cases, these changes may be permanent.

How will breast implants affect my posture or back pain, if at all?

Breast implants can potentially affect posture and back pain, but the impact varies from person to person. In some cases, larger implants may cause a shift in the center of gravity, which can lead to changes in posture. This shift in posture may contribute to back pain or discomfort, particularly in the upper back and shoulders.

However, not everyone experiences these effects, and factors such as implant size, placement, and individual body mechanics all play a role. Some people find that breast implants improve their posture by providing added support to the chest area.

Are there any specific risks or considerations for breast augmentation in older adults?

There are several specific risks and considerations for breast augmentation in older adults, including:

1. Skin Elasticity: Older adults may have reduced skin elasticity, which can affect the results of breast augmentation. The skin may be less able to conform to the new breast shape, leading to a less natural appearance.

2. Existing Health Conditions: Older adults are more likely to have underlying health conditions that can increase the risks associated with surgery, such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. These conditions should be carefully managed before undergoing breast augmentation.

3. Mammogram Interpretation: Breast implants can affect the accuracy of mammograms, particularly in older adults who may already have age-related changes in breast tissue. Special techniques, such as additional views or ultrasound, may be needed to obtain clear images.

How can I learn more?

Contact us for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581.