Everything You Asked About Breast Augmentation
Your breasts aren’t just another part of your body. They symbolize fertility, youth, sensuality and confidence. Many women who were born with a smaller chest consider getting breast implants to enhance their natural features. When it comes to any plastic surgery, our patients are bound to have questions. We wanted to answer some of our patients’ most pressing questions about breast augmentation, so you don’t have to.
What are all the benefits of breast augmentation?
The biggest and most obvious benefit of breast augmentation is the enhancement of the overall size of the breast. However, we like to emphasize that you get to choose your preferred size and shape breast implants for the breasts you’ve always dreamed of. With the help of Dr. Pollack, you can choose the size, projection and shape of your breast implants to produce your ultimate results.
Is it true breast augmentation can cause cancer?
According to the most up-to-date research done by the Mayo Clinic, women who get textured implants have a minimally heightened risk of developing a very rare lymphatic cancer, however, researchers aren’t sure why or how. This type of rare cancer is extremely difficult to develop in the body, and risks associated with breast augmentation are minimal, if any at all. It’s important to keep in mind that there are risks associated with all types of surgeries, not just cosmetic and elective procedures.
What is the right age for breast augmentation?
While there is no right age for breast augmentation, the FDA does not approve patients under the age of 18 to get saline breast implants or patients under the age of 22 to receive silicone breast implants. Dr. Pollack and his team strongly recommend waiting until your body is fully developed before considering breast augmentation to ensure your results stay consistent post-surgery.
Is breast augmentation very painful?
Realistically, no, breast augmentation isn’t very painful. While there will be some swelling, bruising and general discomfort around your breasts following surgery, Dr. Pollack will provide you with prescription medications to help you manage your pain and detailed post-care instructions to ensure you have a swift and easy recovery.
Is breast augmentation a one-time procedure?
While breast implants do last for years in the body, it’s important to check in with Dr. Pollack after about 10 years to check the status of your breast implants and ensure they are still holding strong within your system. After about 10 years following surgery, risk of a leak or rupture increases. We encourage you to consider replacing your breast implants with brand new ones at Dr. Pollack’s discretion.
If you still have questions about your breast augmentation, feel free to contact us at your convenience and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Pollack. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, educate you about your procedure and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you to help you reach your aesthetic goals.