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.