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    Information About Breast Augmentation

    Information About Breast Augmentation

    Breast enlargement is one of the most common procedures in the U.S.

    According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Breast Augmentation also known as Breast Enlargement surgery was the most requested cosmetic surgical procedure in 2016. If you’re thinking of getting breast implants or reduction here are some things you should know.

    You can choose what kind of implants you want

    There are two kinds of breast implants: saline and silicone gel. Both have their pros and cons. In 2014, 77 percent of the implants used were silicone ones. Silicone implants most closely mimic the look and feel of natural breasts, whereas saline ones can show ripples. However, it’s easier to detect leaks with saline implants as they visibly decrease in size. With silicone implants, leaks are much harder to detect due to their gel-like consistency.

    Make sure your Plastic Surgeon has the right experience

    You need to pick a Plastic Surgeon for your breast enlargement surgery. Not all Plastic Surgeons are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  However, what is important is that the Plastic Surgeon has experience with breast enlargement surgery.

    Your breast implants are probably not a one-time thing

    It is possible (but unlikely) that your implants could leak over time or pregnancy/massive weight loss can affect the shape of your breasts. A portion of women might need another cosmetic surgery after ten or more years because implants might not last forever.

    You need to be healthy in order to get implants

    If you smoke, are greatly overweight or have some other chronic health issues, you might not be the best candidate for this cosmetic procedure. Your health status can cause adverse effects during or after the surgery. It’s best to be perfectly honest with your Plastic Surgeon about any medications you take, addictions, past breast surgeries, etc.

    You can try out different sizes before picking what you like best

    Many Plastic Surgery practices will offer what is called ‘sizer’. ‘Sizers’ are neoprene sacs with which you can stuff your bra. This will help you decide on what size works best for you.

    There can be risks associated with breast augmentation

    Although rare, infection risks exist. Peninsula Plastic Surgery has a fully accredited Surgery Center by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). The AAAHC is one of only three associations that certify both for office surgery and ambulatory surgery centers.  This facility is also in full compliance with the strict Federal requirements set by the Centers for Medicare. This means that our Operating Room meets compliance with the strict Federal health, safety, and quality standards to ensure that all patients who have their surgery performed at this facility receive safe, quality care in a comprehensive manner.

    In pursuit of excellence in anesthesia

    Breast implants can require general anesthesia. At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, we have an expert team ready to assist you. For Dr. Rosso, his patients’ safety and comfort always come first. For him, the Anesthesiologist administering the anesthesia during any elective cosmetic procedures is very important, so he handpicked Dr. Sean Tretiak, Senior Staff Anesthesiologist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, as well as his surgical team. Years of successfully working together provide an environment where all the staff members are familiar with Dr. Rosso’s standard procedures, his methodology, and high expectations.

    Remember to rest after your surgery

    Rest after surgery is important. You can start with light cardio a week after your procedure although most women tend to extend some restrictions for up to 12 weeks after the surgery.

    At Peninsula Plastic Surgery we specialize in breast implants and lift, get in touch today to see how we can help. Call us today at 310-326-3636 for a free cosmetic consultation.

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