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Breast augmentation can be performed if you are dissatisfied with the size and/or shape of your breasts. There are a number of things that can contribute to unsatisfactory breasts. The breasts can be naturally too small or asymmetrical. In other cases, pregnancy, nursing, and/or the aging process may have distorted the pleasing appearance of the breasts. Breast implants can be used to increase breast size and improve breast shape.
A: There are three common incision placement options:
A: There are four implant placement options:
A: A smooth implant moves freely within the breast pocket, while a textured implant creates more adherence to the pocket. Texturing may decrease the risk of capsular contracture and implant displacement.
A: With a successful breast augmentation surgery, the results are long lasting. However, breast implants do not last forever. Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can all affect the appearance of your breasts over time. It is best to maintain a relationship with your surgeon to address any problems that may occur.
A: Like all surgeries, there are possible complications associated with breast augmentation. Common risks include scarring, bleeding, infection, capsular contracture, implant leaks, implant rippling, and implant displacement. Following your surgeon’s after-care instructions will help minimize your risk of developing any of these complications.
A: Breast implants will correct mild degrees of sagging. However, a breast lift may be required to correct more extensive sagging. A breast lift can be combined with your breast augmentation to improve the size and shape of your breasts.
A: There is no specific correlation between breast implants and the ability to breastfeed. Many women without implants have difficulties nursing. In some cases, periareolar incisions may disrupt the underlying milk ducts. Each patient is unique and will recover from surgery differently. During your consultation, you can discuss your concerns with Dr. Koch.
A: Breast implants won’t affect your ability to have an accurate mammogram, but they may make it more difficult. You should consider getting your mammogram performed by a technician with implant experience. It is also important to remember that you should not skip a mammogram; these screenings are an important part of protecting your health.