Frequently Asked Questions: Breast Augmentation in West Palm Beach
Question: How Many Times Will I Meet with Dr. Reddy prior to my breast augmentation surgery?
Answer: Most of our patients like to come in 2 - 3 times prior to breast augmentation surgery. We offer free, private consultations, and will work with patients until they feel comfortable and can provide informed consent to the procedure. There is no time limit for any of the consultations, and no time limit for the overall consultation process.
Question: Will breast augmentation prevent my breasts from sagging?
Answer: Although the implants and capsule will provide the breasts natural support, your breasts are still susceptible to the factors that lead breasts to relax including gravity stretching the skin, the skin losing elasticity, and breast tissue often decreasing with weight changes and pregnancy.
Question: Can I breastfeed after surgery?
Answer: Most women can breastfeed successfully after breast augmentation, but you will not know for sure until you actually try. During surgery, I can minimize impact to the milk ducts by placing the implants below the chest muscle and keeping incisions away from the nipples. Before your surgery, it's important to inform me of your future desire to breast feed.
Question: Can I combine other plastic surgery procedures with my breast augmentation?
Answer: Yes. Many women in West Palm Beach interested in breast augmentation choose a "mommy makeover" to restore a more youthful, pre-pregnancy shape. This customized set of procedures commonly includes breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and butt lift.
Question: What are the risks of overly large breast implants?
Answer: When it comes to breast implants, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, there are additional long-term risks associated with choosing implants that are too big for your body profile:
- Breast rippling
- Thinning of skin and tissue
- Breast sagging
- Back and neck discomfort
- Unnatural results and dissatisfaction with the procedure
Question: Does desired cup size and implant size correlate exactly?
Answer: Breast implants are not measured by cup size, even though this is the standard most women think about when they consider breast augmentation. Implants are actually measured in cubic centimeters or cc. As a general rule, 150-200 cc tends to equal about one cup size. However, while cup size can vary from body shape to body shape, cc measurements are much more consistent.
Question: What factors should be considered when choosing breast implant size?
Answer: To ensure the implants you choose fit with the rest of your body, there are a number of factors to consider:
- Chest and shoulder width
- Waist and hips size
- Current breast measurements
- Skin elasticity
It is also important to think about what you want your results to look like. Do you want breast enhancement that makes people think you have lovely, natural curves or makes them wonder who your plastic surgeon is? Most women choose the natural route so they can keep their augmentation procedure under wraps with at least some of their social circle. Other women want dramatic results that are sure to get noticed.
Question: When can I resume activities?
* Walk as soon as possible, as this helps reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots.
* Social and employment activities can be resumed in 3-10 days. Start slowly and build up as you heal and feel better.
* Refrain from vigorous activity for 4-6 weeks. Increase activity gradually as tolerated.
* Restrict excessive use of arms and lifting about the head for 1-2 weeks.
* Refrain from physical contact with breasts for 3 - 6 weeks.
* Avoid body contact sports for 6-8 weeks.
* No swimming for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Reddy will monitor you as you heal so do not initiate an activity without speaking with him first.