Breast Augmentation Miami Beach
A perfect ten? Who wants a perfect ten when you can have the perfect two! Well, the sad part is, not all women are naturally blessed naturally with the perfect pair of breasts. At such times, a cosmetic surgery can seem just the key to alter these little imperfections. A breast augmentation or an augmentation mammaplasty helps in enhancing the breasts by placing implants. It can be done, either to enhance their appearance aesthetically, or for reconstructive purposes post mastectomy.
Benefits of a breast augmentation surgery
- It corrects asymmetrical breasts
- Helps to achieve fuller breasts, that may have lost volume post-pregnancy, weight-loss or due to aging
- Reconstructs breasts, for women who have undergone a mastectomy
- Helps to achieve a shapely figure
Prior to the breast augmentation surgery, you’ll be asked to take a mammogram, to keep a track of any changes that occur in the breast tissue. Your plastic surgeon will advise you to not smoke, avoid aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs, a few weeks before surgery.
Before the procedure, the doctor may advise you to take certain medicines, so you’re comfortable during the surgery. You will also be administered intravenous sedatives or anesthesia to numb the pain. Your blood pressure, heart rate, pulse and such, will be constantly monitored during the cosmetic surgery. You can also ask your surgeon for breast augmentation before and after photos to understand more about the kind of results you can expect.
You may have to adorn a support bra or compression garment, right after surgery. You may experience pain and stiffness for forty-eight hours following surgery, as the breast tissue is stretched during the procedure. Your plastic surgeon may provide medications to combat the pain. Your breasts will seem sensitive, and might show slight discoloration or swelling initially. This should subside in a month’s time.
The surgical dressings will be taken off within a few days, although you’ll have to continue wearing your support garment for a while. Any external sutures will be taken off in a week or so. Surgical tape or glue, will come off by itself, in a couple of weeks. You should keep away from heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling activities that could strain your upper body. Once you’ve crossed the six week mark, you can gradually start indulging in physical activities, although this shouldn’t be done in an extreme way. You can schedule mammograms every once in a while, as advised by your plastic surgeon, to detect changes in the breast tissues, if any.
How long do the results last?
Breast augmentation typically shows permanent results. Dr. Jason Shapiro (Board Certified Internal Medicine) & Dr. Jeffery R. LaGrasso (Board Certified Plastic Surgeon) operating in the city of Miami Beach explain that there can be variations in results due to various factors such as aging, childbirth, hormonal changes, gravity and weight-loss or weight-gain. If you find that there’s a need to improve the appearance in a few years time, you can try a revision surgery. A revision surgery can be performed by either replacing the old implants or by performing breast lift to get the desired contour. Keep an eye on your implants, to see if they leak. In which case, you might need a replacement. Schedule a routine check-up with the plastic surgeon as and when required.