Breast augmentation remains at the head of the class of popular cosmetic surgery procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast lifts and breast reductions are also highly placed, and it’s clear that breast surgery remains one of the top priorities when it comes to looking your best.
Before you go ahead with any of these procedures, it is important that you know how to prepare and what to expect, as well as the details of the post-procedure recovery process. Let’s first look at what breast augmentation and breast lifts actually entail.
If you look at your breasts in the mirror, you’ll have an idea of what you believe could be enhanced – they could be bigger, firmer, or re-shaped. It’s worth taking the time to decide how far you really want to go. For example, a breast augmentation procedure usually requires inserting an implant of varying size, shape, and material. The specific implant will depend on what final cup size you are aiming for, as well as the shape you desire. Your surgeon can help decide what the optimal size is for your stature; listen to the advice carefully because there’s a tendency to go for broke and get the largest possible. This is often where boob jobs can go wrong!
In fact, you may decide that size isn’t really the issue, and that all that’s needed is to lift the breasts and firm them up a bit. In this case, a breast lift can help to give definition back to breasts that are, for want of a better word, drooping, and restore your confidence, along with your cleavage. The breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to add a more youthful and fuller appearance.
Dr. Vitenas, besides being talented and realistic in his advice regarding breast enhancement, is also often asked to perform breast implant revision. This procedure is required where the implant has changed position, or where an implant has ruptured or deflated. Many of the issues surrounding breast implants and their eventual removal can be solved by correct post-procedure care.
Patients should be aware, before they go ahead with the procedure, that there are some very important exercises that they will need to carry out as part of the recovery process. These exercises have been devised to prevent eventual problems such as the formation of scar tissue that can prevent the breast and implant from moving naturally. For those who hesitate to have the surgery, rest assured that complications arising from capsular contracture (where the scar tissue has caused the breast implant to become compressed, resulting in hard and painful breasts, as well as causing symmetry issues) can be greatly reduced by following a few simple breast implant exercises.
Dr. Vitenas prides himself in achieving natural, aesthetically pleasing, near-perfect results. This can only be done with proper consultation with the patient, and in April 2013, he announced that he would give prospective patients an hour’s consultation to decide whether breast surgery is right for them. If you are in any doubt or have any questions about breast surgery, Dr. Vitenas and his team will be more than happy to reassure you, and answer your questions.
To learn more about any aspect of cosmetic and plastic surgery, including breast implants, breast implant revisions, and breast lift procedures, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at (281) 484-0088.