Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali Answers Breast Augmentation FAQs
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can enhance breast size, shape, position, and overall appearance. AT AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area, Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women get the beautiful bustline they have always wanted with breast augmentation surgery.
If you’re considering this transformative surgery, you likely have several questions. In this article we answer some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation with informative answers to guide you through the process.
Of course, the best way to get your personal breast augmentation surgery questions answered is by scheduling a consultation with skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area.
What are the different types of breast implants?
There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline (salt water) solution and have a rounder more projecting appearance. Silicone implants – sometimes called gummy bear implants – are filled with silicone gel and have a more natural “teardrop appearance.
Both types of implants have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about the differences HERE.
Which type of breast implant is right for me?
The best way to decide which type of breast implant is right for you is to talk to a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area. He will take into account your individual needs, body type, budget, lifestyle, and aesthetic preferences when making a recommendation.
Where is the incision made for breast augmentation surgery?
There are three main incision sites for breast augmentation surgery:
- Inframammary fold incision: This incision is made in the crease below the breast.
- Periareolar incision: This incision is made around the edge of the areola (nipple).
- Transaxillary incision: This incision is made in the armpit.
The incision site that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will choose will depend on a number of factors, including the type of implant you choose, your breast shape, and your personal preferences.
Additionally, the implants can be placed over or under the chest muscle. Placement depends on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, implant type, and desired outcome.
Will my breasts look natural after breast augmentation surgery?
Yes, your breasts should look and feel natural after breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Ali will work with you to choose the right implant size and shape for your body. He will also place the implants in a way that will create a natural-looking appearance.
With many breast augmentation surgeons you have to guess or ‘imagine’ what your new breasts will look like. But at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area DR. Ali offers MAE state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging. This revolutionary technology provides a three-dimensional computerized image of your breast enhancement results from every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you your expected outcomes before your breast augmentation surgery.
Will breast augmentation surgery leave scars?
Scarring is inevitable with any surgery – but skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali ensures that scars are kept to a minimum, and placed in the least visible location possible.
What is the recovery time for breast augmentation surgery?
Most women are able to return to work and light activities within a week of breast augmentation surgery. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery.
The surgical team at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions for your recovery.
How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies depending on a number of factors, including the type of implant you choose. Generally, saline implants are less expensive that silicone breast implants.
Remember, like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. You are also paying for the surgical center, the anesthesiologist, and your surgeon’s skill and experience. So, while it is important to find a fair price, you shouldn’t simply select a breast augmentation surgeon by who is cheapest. A Corvette costs more than a KIA.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon (not just a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ or ‘general surgeon’) to learn more about the procedure as it applies to you – and to discuss your individual needs, expectations, and costs. Make sure to ask to see the plastic surgeons portfolio of before and after photos, too, to ensure that he or she is capable of delivering safe and beautiful results at a fair price.
Is breast augmentation surgery safe?
Yes, breast augmentation surgery is an extremely safe procedure when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Remember not all doctors who call themselves ‘surgeons’ or ‘cosmetic surgeons’ are actually board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali.
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. These risks are relatively low, and include issues like infection, but it is important to be aware of them before making a decision about surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will discuss all potential surgical risks with you during your consultation, based on your age, overall health, lifestyle, and type of surgery.
Will breast augmentation surgery affect my ability to breastfeed?
Breast augmentation surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. This is because the surgery can damage the milk ducts and nerves in the breast. However, many women who have had breast augmentation surgery are still able to breastfeed. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery and you plan to breastfeed in the future, it is important to talk to your plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of surgery.
How long will my breast implants last?
It’s important to note that breast implants do not come with an expiration date or a shelf life. While breast implants are not designed to last forever, they can last for decades – depending on the type of implant, the patients health and lifestyle, and other factors.
Today’s breast implants last on average anywhere between 10 to 20 years, with many women having their implants beyond 20 years and even for the rest of their life. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to talk to Dr. Ali about the risks, benefits, and life expectancy of your breast implant surgery, to discuss your individual needs and expectations.
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These are just a few of the many questions asked by our Troy, MI area patients about breast augmentation.
If you would like to know more about the “FAQs” of breast augmentation surgery as it would affect you, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area – and take the first step to having the beautiful bustline you have always wanted.