According to the ASPS data, over five million breast augmentation plastic surgery procedures have been successfully carried out over the last 20 years. Breast augmentation currently ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the US. The breast surgeon will explain the various steps involved in the procedure at the time of pre-op consultation.
The patient should know the procedure well in order to relieve any anxiety and to make informed choices. She should preferably also review images or videos related to the procedure. MBody, led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides breast augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
Most surgeons will prefer to use general anesthesia to perform breast augmentation plastic surgery. An anesthesiologist may be present in the surgery room throughout the procedure to monitor the patient’s response. Once the surgery is over, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia.
Temporary effects such as grogginess, nausea, shivering, headache, and sore throat may occur for a few hours following anesthesia. The patient should have someone to drive her back home after a brief period of post-op monitoring.
Placing the Incisions
The plastic surgeon will begin the procedure by placing an incision either in the breast crease at the base, the areola perimeter, under the arm, or around the navel. Scarring can be discreet if the incisions are placed in inconspicuous locations. Incision placement will be done as per the surgical plan, which is finalized in close consultation with the patient.
Placing the Implants
Through the incisions, the surgeon will create a suitable breast pocket to accommodate the implant. The position of the implant may be in front of the pectoral muscle and directly behind the breast tissue, or below the pectoral muscle. The surgery can be more or less invasive, depending on this choice. The surgeon will help the patient make the appropriate choice based on her breast anatomy and personal aesthetic preferences.
Closing the Incisions
After the implants have been adjusted into the right position, the surgeon will suture the incisions carefully. If traditional sutures are used, the surgeon may remove them after a week or 10 days. Hygiene in the area around the stitches must be cautiously maintained in the immediate post-operative phase to minimize infection risks.
The patient should not submerge the incision site in water, and keep it free from any contact with dirt. Strenuous activities and heavy lift of weights should be avoided initially to prevent any strain on the incisions.
Drains and Bandages
Following the surgery, the breasts will be wrapped in bandages and drainage tubes will be placed under the skin to collect excess fluid. The patient will be fitted with a surgical bra for extra support and shaping of the breasts during recovery. The surgical bra should worn all the time for several weeks until the healing is completed.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.
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