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We know that when you’re making your decision about what cosmetic procedure is right for you, there are a lot of factors to consider. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable with your choice and confident in our team before moving forward.
With that in mind, we’ve created a comprehensive list of all the common questions people ask when considering surgery with us. Check out our FAQs page for more information on how Club Image can help you look and feel your best!
This is one of the most frequently asked questions by women considering this surgery. Many studies have shown that women who get implants are not at an increased risk for getting breast cancer. In addition, implants do not delay the detection of breast cancer. Numerous studies, as well as evidence from the National Cancer Institute, show that having implants does not hinder the patient or their physician in finding breast tumors.
Many women in their 40s and 50s and even 60’s have undergone breast augmentation surgery with great results. The most common age for a breast augmentation is a woman in her 30s with children who feels like her breasts have deflated, and has been considering this operation for many years. Whatever your stage in life, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to find the best path toward your self confidence goals.
Your health and safety is the primary concern for the surgeon and staff. It is necessary to be at a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) before surgery. It is expected to be under 28.
Pregnancy will change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts whether she has implants or not. These changes may adversely affect the appearance of any augmented breast. It is usually recommended that pregnancy be postponed until 12 months after the surgery. Breastfeeding with implants is still possible and has been shown to be safe for the baby and the mother. If you need a lift then it is best to wait until you are finished having kids.
Women with sagging breasts, which is called “ptosis”, can also receive breast implants. Depending on how much the breast sags, an additional surgery may also be necessary. For breasts with nipples that droop below the lower crease of the breast, a breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is often required as well. This surgery will also add scars around the nipple-areola, or partially around the nipple. Without this additional surgery to remove excess skin, placement of the implant may not adequately correct the sagging. In some cases it’s necessary to have the lift done, let it heal, and have implants placed 6-12 months later. Another option for a women with moderate sagging breasts is to have the implants placed over the muscle. That will help take up excess loose skin. The surgeon can help determine if this is a good option for you.
This is often one of the funnest parts of your consultation. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will take measurements to determine what size of implants can be placed in your body. You will then try on implants so you can look in the mirror and see what size implant you like with your body shape. By working with your surgeon and patient care coordinator, you can set realistic and healthy expectations together.
You may exercise after a breast augmentation, with a weight restriction of under 10 pounds for the first three weeks gradually increasing to normal activity over the next three weeks. No direct chest exercise for 3 months. Cardio is fine right after surgery, just double up your sports bras so there is not a lot of movement.
This depends on your job and its physical demands. The general guidelines are 48 hours if lifting pushing or pulling more than 10 pounds isn’t necessary for your job. This lifting restriction may prevent some women from returning to work, if that is the case we are happy provide you with light duty paperwork for your employer.
The pain from rapid recovery breast augmentation surgery is usually very tolerable. No narcotics will be given, but you may take 800mg of ibuprofen for pain. Ice is helpful as well. The best remedy for pain is to do the stretches shown to you at your pre-op. We will see you the day after your surgery and make sure you are doing the stretches correctly.
Women may start driving a car the day after surgery.