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Breast Augmentation Surgery – FAQs

Breast Augmentation Surgery – FAQsJust as any other surgery, breast augmentation surgery also involves an intricate procedure. Women, who are unhappy with their breast size, opt to get their breasts enlarged. Patients, who undergo this surgery, understandably have many concerns to discuss with their plastic surgeon. There is a set of standard questions that patients ask a cosmetic surgeon before going for their surgery.

Common Concerns

Can women breastfeed after a breast augmentation surgery?

Women often ask doctors if they should undergo breast augmentation surgery only after childbirth. It is advised that women go through the surgery after having children, but there have been many women who have breastfed after their surgery. Dr. Suzanne Quardt – a board certified plastic surgeon – is well aware of new techniques in breast augmentation surgery, and can ensure that there would be no damage to the glands and nipples. Dr. Quardt practices in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Where will the plastic surgeon make the incisions, and will it leave scars?

Patients worry about where the surgeon will make incisions and if those incisions will leave scars. Incisions can be made in three different areas: in the armpit, beneath the curve of the breast, and around the nipple. The incisions are well concealed and do not leave behind noticeable scars. Your cosmetic surgeon will decide the area of incision based on the type of implant, size of enlargement and the patient’s preference.

What is the recovery process after the surgery?

Breast augmentation surgeries can take up to an hour or two, and are usually performed in an outpatient setting. In some cases, women may choose to stay overnight at the hospital to avoid any problems. Like any other cosmetic surgery, the healing process differs from patient to patient. Dr. Suzanne Quardt will prescribe medication for any pain or discomfort, and also encourage you to wear a support bra to help in the recovery process. Most patients find it easy to go back to work within a week after their surgery.

Can breast implants be a problem when going for a mammogram?

Mammograph technicians can now take scans which detect breast implants and work around them.

Will the breast implants have to be replaced after some time?

Breast implants only need to be replaced following a rupture. A few implants can rupture within ten years of insertion, whereas other implants can last almost 25 years or more.

Patients should also ask their plastic surgeon for before-and-after photographs of previous procedures that they might have done. These photographs will help you in deciding the area of incision, and will also help you set realistic expectations. Ask about any potential complications that could arise during or after the breast augmentation surgery. Most importantly, make sure your plastic surgeon is well qualified and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

If you live in or around Palm Springs, or Palm Desert, CA, consult Dr. Suzanne Quardt. She will take the time to properly answer all your questions and concerns and will also make sure that you go through the surgery feeling confident.

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