If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s only natural to have questions about this popular procedure. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some of our patients’ frequently asked questions and information to help you make a well-educated decision.
Do I Need a Breast Lift Along With My Breast Augmentation?
It depends on your situation. If your breasts are small and don’t sag, a breast augmentation alone may be the right solution for you. However, if your breasts are significantly sagging, you will likely need to have a breast augmentation with a lift. A breast augmentation alone would only add volume to sagging breasts — it wouldn’t help with the sagging. In fact, the added volume could even make the sagging more noticeable. However, a breast augmentation with a lift would reposition your breasts while still adding the volume that you want. Dr. Egozi is extremely experienced in both procedures, and many of his patients have a breast augmentation and breast lift at the same time.
Can a Breast Augmentation Help With Breast Asymmetry?
Yes, a breast augmentation can correct asymmetry. If you’re unhappy with the symmetry of your breasts, either a breast augmentation or a breast augmentation with a lift can give you beautiful — and beautifully proportionate — breasts. It’s very important to be as detailed as possible about your concerns when meeting with Dr. Egozi. This will allow him to create a breast augmentation plan that gives you the results you want.
How Long Is Recovery?
Recovery following breast augmentation or breast augmentation with a lift is now smoother than ever, especially in the skilled hands of Dr. Egozi. Many patients say that they have only minimal discomfort and don’t even need prescription pain medication after their surgery. Although every woman is unique, most patients only need to take three to five days off work after a breast augmentation or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Are Saline or Silicone Breast Implants Better?
The type of breast implants you choose all depends on your needs and wishes. There is a lingering stigma surrounding silicone implants because the Food and Drug Administration restricted the use of silicone implants in the 1990s. While there was speculation that silicone implants might be connected to autoimmune diseases, clinical trials concluded that there was no definitive link and the FDA approved silicone for use in breast augmentation procedures once again.
The silicone breast implants used in the 1990s were liquid, while the silicone used today is a cohesive gel — their consistency is similar to a gummy bear. In fact, they’re sometimes called gummy bear implants and they’re now the most popular choice for implant material. Many patients find that silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. Silicone implants are also less susceptible to rippling than saline implants. For these reasons, Dr. Egozi prefers silicone implants. They tend to offer a better result and more patient satisfaction.