Each year in the United States, nearly 200,000 people turn to breast augmentation, making it one of the top-five cosmetic surgical procedures in the country.
At Cosmetic Surgery Center, our goal is to provide you with comprehensive breast augmentation services so that we can help you realize your dreams. Dr. Trent Fogleman has extensive experience helping people to achieve their body-shape goals, and one of the most popular ways we do that is through breast implants.
Here, we take a look at your choices in breast augmentation and what you can expect.
Two choices in breast implants
The FDA has approved two different options when it comes to enlarging breasts, and we offer both:
A saline implant is a silicone sheath that we fill with sterile saline (saltwater). One advantage of a saline implant is that there’s minimal scarring, as we go in through your underarm to place the implant. We also have more flexibility when it comes to breast size. As well, saline implants are generally the most cost-effective option.
The downside to saline implants is that they may not feel as natural as other implants. And in the unlikely event that one should rupture, the implant will not hold its shape (rest assured, the saline is easily absorbed by your body).
We also offer silicone implants. These implants are firmer than saline ones, which means they hold their shape better and feel more natural. We do have to make a larger incision to place silicone implants, but we go in through areas where we can easily hide the scar.
Should something go wrong with a silicone implant, the gel will hold its shape, unlike a saline implant, which drains. Of course, this is not a common problem, but it does represent a difference between the two implant choices.
Undergoing breast augmentation
Once you decide on the implant, we schedule your breast augmentation. We perform the procedure on an outpatient basis, which means you’re free to go home the same day. We do put you under general anesthesia, so you’ll need someone to drive you home.
When we send you home, you will be wearing a compression garment, and you should continue to wear that to keep your breasts in position and swelling to a minimum. You may be sore for a few days afterward, and you should plan on taking it easy.
As you recover, we monitor your progress and give you the greenlight when we feel you’re ready to increase your activity levels.
The above description is brief, but rest assured, we provide you with complete aftercare instructions before you leave, and we’re always just a phone call away if you have any questions.
If you’d like to achieve your dream profile through breast augmentation this year, we invite you to contact our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule a consultation.