When can I exercise after the procedure?
You can expect to return to your exercise routine after about four weeks. Your body will let you know what you can do – and you will be given the okay for vigorous exercise by Dr. Casper. If you feel any discomfort or pain performing a specific exercise, stop. There should be no problems in all of your normal physical activities after about six weeks.
Will lose sensation after breast augmentation?
Numbness is a common side effect after surgery, as the nerves have been traumatized or are compressed by residual swelling. You may experience some sensory changes after breast augmentation. For the majority of patients, the sensation returns within three to six months. It is more common to have some nipple sensation loss along with some loss of feeling to the area directly around the scar line. This can take up to two years to resolve and may never fully restore to exactly what your breasts felt like prior to surgery.
Am I too old for breast augmentation?
When deciding on breast augmentation, your overall health is more of a factor to consider than your age. Every person is different, so it is important that we review your medical history and have any of your concerns addressed. Essentially, if you are generally healthy and safe to undergo surgery, you are probably not too old!
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Most women who have had breast implants are able to breastfeed. The silicone implants of today are far superior, do not pose a risk of silicone ending up in breast milk. When considering a breast augmentation your ability to breastfeed can be impacted by where the incision is made in the breast. A carefully-performed breast augmentation should not impact the milk ducts. If you plan on breastfeeding a baby in the future, discuss this with Dr. Casper so the correct incisions and procedure can be planned.
How long do breast implants last?
The longevity of breast implants varies, but they can last many, many years – there is no hard and fast standard “shelf life,” although most have warranties for ten years. If your implants are in good shape, there is no need to replace them. Modern implants are superior in quality and typically last longer than the implants produced in the past.
What are some of the complications?
Most breast augmentations go smoothly, but as with any surgery, in rare cases a patient could experience complications such as infection, issues with anesthesia, implant rippling or wrinkling, or abnormal scarring and capsular contracture. To avoid complications, we will carefully monitor your progress throughout the recovery process. Follow your aftercare instructions carefully, and the likelihood of problems is very, very low.
Are there any viable non-surgical alternatives for breast enhancement?
If you are seeking a permanent increase in breast size, breast augmentation surgery with implants is the most common and effective method. For subtler breast augmentation, natural fat transfer is an option, but will not dramatically increase breast size, but creates a subtle enlargement, typically about one half to a full cup size. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best results in breast augmentation Los Angeles has to offer.