You may buy a new box of cereal without looking into the reviews or without reading the label beforehand, but when it comes to getting a breast augmentation surgery, you should do as much research as possible beforehand. From whether or not you are going to scar afterward to how frequently you need to get new implants, this article will answer three frequently asked questions regarding breast augmentation surgery. Read on to learn more.
- Will I Scar After Surgery?
There are many factors that play into whether or not you are going to scar after surgery including your skin color, skin type, the location of the incision, and the size of implants you are getting. For instance, if you have extremely sensitive skin and scar easily across your body, you are more likely to show visible scars after surgery. To help cut down on your scarring, we encourage our patients to have their implants placed in their armpit rather than under their breast. Because the armpit is less visible, the same can be said of your scars.
- Are Silicone Implants Safe?
In the 1990’s, silicone implants were given a bad rap after they were taken off the market and deemed as unsafe by the FDA. However, after a combination of extensive research and tests silicone implants were placed back on the market and are as safe as ever. In fact, silicone implants are consistently more popular than saline implants because they give patients a more natural look and feel.
- How Often Do I Have to Get them Redone?
Although some women don’t ever have to have their breast implants redone, it’s safe to say that the majority of women have to have their breast implants redone around every 10-20 years. The most common reason for having to get your breast implants replaced is from a rupture which will cause your breasts to be uneven. If you are worried about whether or not you need to have yours redone, Dr. Gregory Wiener can give you both a physical examination and x-rays to check on the condition of your implants.
Before you get any type of surgery, especially breast enhancement surgery, it’s good to know what exactly you can expect. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentations or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Gregory Wiener today!