Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Surgery

What are the differences in silicone and saline implants, and how do I decide which is more suitable for me?

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, which is thick gel similar in consistency to human fat. Saline implants are made with a silicone outer shell which is filled with saline solution (essentially salt water). Both types of breast implants are safe and FDA approved. Our plastic surgeons will be glad to further discuss the differences and help you decide which is best for your desired look during a consultation.

Will my breasts look realistic after breast reconstruction?

We understand the struggle women go through during breast cancer treatment and work tirelessly to help restore a natural look to their breast(s). Because every patient is unique, we employ a variety of breast reconstruction techniques, utilizing either breast implants or the patient’s own natural tissue, to rebuild the breast. Our board certified reconstructive surgeons combine their individual expertise with emerging procedures shared at the annual Breast Surgery Symposium to provide exemplary results and care.

Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction, or reduction?

It is safe to breastfeed after a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. However, some patients may face difficulty depending on the type of surgery that they have undergone. Before any breast procedure, be sure to communicate to your surgeon whether you are planning on having children and/or breast feeding, as these can potentially alter your surgical results. While breastfeeding is possible after breast augmentation and breast reduction, it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to breastfeed after breast reconstruction.

Am I a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery, and if so, what does a typical mommy makeover entail?

A good candidate for mommy makeover surgery is someone who is unhappy with the way their body looks after pregnancy or breastfeeding that does not plan on having more children. A typical mommy makeover procedure includes a tummy tuck or liposuction, and depending on size of breasts after pregnancy, breast reduction, breast lift, or breast enhancement.

How long will it take to recover from a mommy makeover surgery?

You will need someone to care for you for the first twenty-four hours as anesthesia wears off. Within five days, you will return to your plastic surgeon for a follow-up. Mommy makeover patients should not jog, play contact sports, or lift heavy objects for six weeks following surgery to minimize swelling and allow for proper healing.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

Despite what most people think, breast augmentation has become much more economical in the past couple of years. Contact our office and schedule a plastic surgery consultation for more information on breast augmentation cost.

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