In 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that, after intensive study, silicone breast implants are, in fact, safe for women. Now, women seeking breast augmentation can choose between silicone and saline implants. Dr. Cangello guides his patients through the selection process so they can choose the best option. Silicone is often preferred because it is considered to be softer and it more closely resembles the feeling of natural breasts. However, advances in saline implants have led to increased softness and natural resemblance, as well.
There are many valid reasons you may want to consider breast augmentation surgery. For example, one breast may be smaller than the other, or the breasts may be less firm and the breast skin may be sagging due to child bearing or aging. You may want to enhance your appearance and improve the proportion of your breasts in relationship to the rest of your body. Because of the complexity of the many procedures available and their implications, it is critical that your goals and desires are realistic. Whatever the reason for your surgery, your options will be analyzed and discussed thoroughly with Dr. Cangello, and the right procedure or procedures for you will be identified.
The aim is to insure that the results of breast augmentation surgery complement your natural beauty.
A pre-op plan will be carefully created for you, and may include changes in diet and other habits that impact your health. You will be asked to fast the night prior to surgery, and may be asked not to take certain medications, refrain from common activities, or stop certain habits. We will create a post-op plan specifically for you so you can minimize pain and quickly nurse your body back to health. During recovery, you will wear a surgical bra with no underwire for a few weeks. During that time, you may experience swelling and some pain.
Incisions for breast augmentation are usually made around the areola or in the breast fold, underneath the breast. The procedure usually takes around an hour and a half to two hours, so you will able to return home the same day.
Incisions made around the areola are extremely well camouflaged and often barely visible—if not invisible—several months after surgery.
Swelling is usually completely resolved and the implant settled in position for the final result in about three months. You may return to limited activity within a few weeks and may resume exercise and full activity usually in four to six weeks.
See Breast Augmentation at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Please call the office at 212-644-4416 to set up a consultation or if you have any questions about this procedure that you would like answered.
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