Breast Implants 101: All You Should Know Before Your Breast Augmentation

Breast implants, or Breast Augmentations, are one of the most common procedures that cosmetic surgeons perform today. With almost 20% of all cosmetic procedures being breast implants, many individuals contemplate having a breast enhancement in Tampa or Sarasota.

While you may be interested in this operation, it is also completely natural to have hesitations about where to start and what options you have. Triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Emily Jiles, is here to help outline everything you need to know when it comes to getting a breast enhancement in Sarasota or Tampa.

What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

This surgery can help to enlarge the breasts, giving them a rounder, firmer, and fuller shape. While you may want this surgery just for larger breasts, Breast Augmentation can also help to correct the appearance of breasts or help to reconstruct them.

While Dr. Jiles will help you finalize your procedure’s action plan, there are a few different options you have to choose from when it comes to your procedure. Understanding what those options are and how they can impact your breast enhancement’s overall look and recovery time is a vital part of the process.

What Are The Different Types of Breast Implants?

There are two different types of breast implants used in a Breast Augmentation. Saline and silicone breast implants are the two options, and both come with their own benefits.

Saline implants are filled with sterile saline water during the procedure. Some people find they do not provide the most natural look and feel; however, if you have a larger chest, saline implants may be a more natural solution.

You also may want to choose saline implants if you want a firmer feel, adjustable size, and smaller incisions.

Silicone implants are the most popular choice. Silicone implants tend to look more natural for people of all chest sizes and offer more options for breast shapes.

During your consultation with Dr. Jiles, she will help you determine which option is best for you based on your body type and unique goals.

What is The Surgical Process for Getting Breast Implants?

When getting a breast enhancement in Sarasota or Tampa, Dr. Jiles uses the inframammary fold incision technique. This technique leads to less scarring and avoids the important breast structures like nipples and milk ducts that make for a smoother recovery.

The inframammary fold is the natural crease at the bottom of your breast where it meets the chest. Dr. Jiles will ensure the length of the cut is as short as needed and will then create a pocket under the pectoral muscle to place the implant.

Dr. Jiles will do this for both breasts, and will then check for symmetry and size before closing the incisions.

What Does Recovery Look Like?

For a Breast Augmentation procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia. After you wake up from your procedure you should see a noticeable difference in the size of your breasts. You may have some general discomfort or pain the first few days; however, that is normal, and Dr. Jiles will schedule follow-up appointments with you to ensure the post-op process goes smoothly.
It may take a while for your breasts to be fully healed, but most people return to their day-to-day lives after one week. You may be prohibited from lifting heavy weights or strenuous exercise for up to two months.

Are you considering a breast enhancement in Tampa or Sarasota? Look no further than Dr. Emily Jiles. Contact us today by completing the contact request form or calling the office at (941) 867-7682.

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