We use absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed. Most swelling will resolve within several weeks. You will be able to start performing more vigorous exercises with your arms in about 4 weeks after surgery. Within several months the breasts will soften and improve in appearance
What should I do after breast augmentation?
Dr. Grigoryants will provide you with specific instructions for aftercare. One important aspect of recovery is performing capsule stretching exercises. Dr. Grigoryants will show you how to do this after surgery. These capsule stretching exercises may help decrease the incidence of capsular contracture.
We maximize our efforts at lowering the risk of capsular contracture. Evidence shows that irrigating implant pockets with an antibiotic solution, making sure that there is no remaining blood in the pocket, performing surgery under most sterile conditions, and avoiding armpit incision for implant placement all contribute to lower incidence of capsular contracture. In some cases, in addition to capsule stretching exercises There are several medications that are occasionally used to decrease the incidence of capsular contracture but current evidence proving effectiveness of those medications is weak.
Should I choose silicone or saline implants for breast augmentation?
Most patients today prefer silicone implants. They feel softer and less likely to cause rippling. Furthermore, silicone implants are less likely to break than salie implants. Today silicone breast implants are made of cohesive gel (also referred to as memory gel), which is less likely to leak. This silicone gel is not liquid (as it used to be many years ago) and stretches like bubble gum. So, if the implant is cut, the gel does not easily come out.
Can I have another breast augmentation if I want to go bigger?
It is common for women after breast augmentation to desire a larger breast volume. Many of our breast augmentation patients return to us later in life to replace their implants with larger ones.
The patient below underwent submuscular breast augmentation with 375 cc silicone implants. Later she requested larger (650 cc) implants. Larger implants created more fullness in the upper part of the chest and allowed to narrow the gap in the cleavage area.
375 cc silicone implants
650 cc silicone implants