Breast augmentation is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures. Many patients experience higher levels of self-confidence after the procedure and feel very satisfied with the results.
If you’re thinking of having breast augmentation surgery, you’ll undoubtedly want information on how long the recovery process takes. Plus, you’ll want to learn more about tips you can keep in mind for your breast augmentation recovery journey.
At The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, your breast augmentation will be carried out by Robert Langdon, MD, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with decades of experience.
Breast Augmentation Overview
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, uses implants to increase the size of a person’s breasts. The surgery typically gets carried out to enhance physical appearance, adjust uneven breasts, and for reconstruction after a mastectomy.
At The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, we don’t use artificial breast implants but instead, use your own natural fat tissue to provide volume to the breasts.
To obtain fast, we use the Body-Jet liposuction system. In a nutshell, it removes unwanted fat from other parts of the body, such as the thighs and abdomen. The harvested fat cells get purified and are then injected into the breast, producing a very natural-looking result. Because only tiny skin incisions (without stitches) are needed, there is very little post-op wound care required and virtually no scarring.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
The vast majority of patients that have breast augmentation at The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery recover within only one week. During the first three to five days after surgery, you’ll experience the most discomfort.
As time goes on, the discomfort will ease and eventually disappear. If necessary, Dr. Langdon or one of our other center professionals will prescribe you medication to help with pain management. You’ll also notice there might be slight drainage of fluid from the incision sites during the first one or two days.
After the first week of recovery, your surgeon may approve you performing light duties at work or home. At that stage, you’ll notice that the pain is now minimal from your procedure. After a few more weeks, most patients will be nearing full recovery.
During the recovery process, it makes sense to rest as much as possible, especially during the early stages. Also, wearing loose clothing and recovery bras can speed up the healing process as they promote increased circulation and stability.
Breast Augmentation Benefits
Natural breast augmentation has many advantages over silicone implants. For example, there are natural-looking results because the breasts maintain their natural shape, only fuller. Plus, there are no artificial chemicals or silicone implanted in your body that could rupture and make you seriously ill.
Breast lipo-augmentation is ideal for patients that wish to increase their confidence by having a fuller-looking figure. It can even be used after previous breast implants to enhance cleavage.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is an option for physically healthy patients who aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding and have fully-developed breasts. Other good candidates for breast augmentation include patients with asymmetrical breasts.
The procedure isn’t recommended for patients that want an aggressive boost to their breast volume. Nor is it recommended for people with unsuitable levels of donor fat elsewhere on their bodies.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about breast augmentation we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.