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To put it very simply, women love breast augmentation because it gives them a more attractive and feminine appearance. However, there are many other reasons to consider this procedure as well. If you are interested in breast augmentation, you are warmly invited to learn more information about the surgery and what it can do for you.

The Consultation

Before any surgery is scheduled, the patient has a consultation with the surgeon. During the consultation, they will discuss what kind of breast implant is best for the situation. Breast implants come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. Though they come in silicone shells, they can be filled with saline solution or silicone gel. A gummy bear type of implant is made of a somewhat tougher silicone gel that resembles the texture of gummy bears.

The doctor will examine the patient’s breasts and evaluate how supple the skin is. The patient may also try on different breast implant sizers to see which size implant looks best. From there, a customized procedure can be created.

Preparing for Breast Augmentation

If the patient is deemed to be a good candidate for the surgery, the team will explain what to do before, during and after the day of the breast augmentation procedure. For example, the patient must stop smoking if she does, since smoking will interfere with the ability to heal from the operation. The patient will also be told to stop taking blood thinning drugs such as aspirin and asked to get a mammogram. Breast augmentation is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep throughout the operation.

The Surgery

There are different ways for the surgeon to place a breast implant. This is because breast augmentation is not one-size-fits-all. The details of each procedure vary from patient to patient based on various factors.

After the Surgery

After the procedure, it is important to rest as much as possible and follow our team’s aftercare instructions. You’ll be able to see and appreciate the contours of the new and improved breasts after you have fully recovered.

Call Us if You’re Thinking About Breast Augmentation

If you are unhappy with the size and/or shape of your breasts, schedule a consultation at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery, located in Portage and Battle Creek. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!


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