How do I know if I am a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women who are self-conscious about the size or shape of their breasts, or just don’t feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit or even a tight shirt in public. A woman may also choose breast augmentation surgery when her breasts begin to sag or lose their firmness after having children. It is also quite common for a woman to have asymmetrical breasts, meaning that one breast is larger than the other. Breast enlargement surgery can balance the two breasts.

How long will I be out of work following breast augmentation surgery?

You can expect to be tired and sore for several days immediately following your breast enlargement surgery. Most women are able to return to work within a week of breast enlargement surgery. However, we suggest you avoid exercise and other strenuous activity for several weeks.

What types of breast implants are best?

You should consult with your breast augmentation surgeon about whether traditional round implants or more natural shaped implants will work best with your body type and give you the look you want to achieve. In addition, most surgeons now use saline filled implants rather than silicone. Because of concerns about silicone-gel filled implants, the FDA has limited the use of gel filled implants to women participating in approved studies. There are also options of using Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation.

What risks are associated with breast augmentation surgery?

Just like any other surgery, there is some risk involved with breast enlargement surgery. The most common complications involve infections, bleeding, blood clots, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Following the surgery, there is the possibility that the implant will burst or leak. Please ask Dr. Goldstein about these risks during your consultation.

Will breast enlargement interfere with mammograms?

Your breast implants will not interfere with mammograms. However, you will need to notify the mammography technician so that he or she can use a special technique that will ensure the readings are reliable.

Is it true that breast augmentation surgery will affect my ability to breast-feed?

Typically, breast implants will not interfere with your ability to breast-feed. However, you should not undergo the procedure while you are pregnant or if you have recently given birth and are still lactating.

For more information on breast enlargement surgery, please call or e-mail Dr. Goldstein at our Rhode Island or Connecticut area plastic surgery office.

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