Breast augmentation surgery (using silicone or saline breast implants) is a common procedure performed to enhance the size and contours of the breast.
Breast Augmentation Following Massive Weight Loss
When women lose a significant amount of weight, they may experience a decrease in breast volume. Since breasts are made mostly of fat, this is a common concern for massive weight loss patients. For post-bariatric surgery patients, breast augmentation is often combined with a breast lift in order to remove excess, sagging skin. Talk openly with Dr. Frenzel about your needs and what you would like to see following your breast enhancement procedure. If you are looking to improve the shape and size of your breasts, breast augmentation is the perfect solution for you.
By using the implants of your choice, you can easily experience the confidence of fuller breasts and a curvier silhouette. After experiencing dramatic weight loss, most women find that their breasts have a different shape and size. Along with losing fat in other parts of the body, after losing a significant amount of weight, it is not uncommon to notice sagging, smaller breasts. If you have lost a large amount of weight, but do not want to lose the curves of full, rounded breasts, allow Dr. Frenzel to give you the breasts you have always wanted.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Silicone or saline breast implants are used to augment the size of the breasts. These implants have different sizes, shapes, and textures that should be reviewed when discussing the procedure with Dr. Frenzel. The implants can be placed below or above pectoral muscles and the surgery can involve a variety of incision options.
Most commonly, the breast augmentation incision options are:
- Umbilical: a small hidden incision in the “belly button”.
- Peri-areolar: a curved incision at the outer border of the colored portion of the areola.
- Inframammary: a very small incision made under the fold of the breast.
- Axillary: an incision made in the armpit area.
However, if your breast augmentation procedure is performed with a breast lift, additional incision locations are involved to remove excess skin. Click here to read more about the breast lift procedure. After you have undergone surgery, it is time for recovery. It is likely that you will feel sore for a couple of weeks; however a post-surgical recovery time is typically two days.
It is important to talk to Dr. Frenzel about the risks and side effects of breast augmentation surgery. For your safety, openly discuss your motive for breast augmentation surgery, your current medical conditions, past medical history, drug allergies, medical treatments, use of current medications, supplements, vitamins, and drugs.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Wearing a surgical bra following surgery will be essential in ensuring a desired outcome and to minimize safety concerns. Some post-operative pain is expected, but is minimized by proper rest and avoiding heavy lifting or straining activity. Depending on the complexity of your surgery, you can typically return to work within a week, and return to normal activities within a few weeks. With open communication with Dr. Frenzel, your breast augmentation transformation will change your appearance and your attitude. Enjoy the benefits of new breasts by calling for your consultation with Dr. Frenzel.