Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Procedure FAQs
Breast augmentation procedures are highly customizable due to each patient’s needs and goals. The cost of your treatment will vary based on your procedural plan. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will provide an estimate for your breast augmentation cost in Beverly Hills.
During your breast augmentation, you will be under anesthesia and feel no pain. There will be some soreness in the following weeks, but you will be prescribed pain medication to take to alleviate discomfort. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Davis prior to surgery.
Each option may be more or less beneficial to certain patients. Most women who have had breast implants prefer the feel of silicone implants. Rippling can be more of a problem with saline implants, especially if a woman does not start out with much breast tissue. Besides feeling and looking more natural than saline implants, women also claim that silicone implants are lighter. It is up to the patient to consider if they are more comfortable with silicone or saline breast implants. However, most physicians prefer silicone implants as they create a more natural shape and feel.
It is always best to do as much research as possible before your consultation. This will guide you in the right questions to ask during your consultation.
This is based on your anatomy, such as the width of your chest wall, compliance of your breast tissue as well as your preferences with respect to desired size.
Silicone breast implants typically have a more natural look and feel.
Yes, one of the goals of breast augmentation is adequate placement of the implant to better define the cleavage area. The implant can be placed higher on the chest wall, however the implant should be positioned well with the position of your nipple-areolar complex.
This will depend on the position of your nipples with respect to your breast tissue. If you nipples are positioned low on your breasts, then a breast lift will likely be recommended.
We try to schedule pre-operative appointments at least one month prior to surgery. At that time, we provide a detailed surgical packet explaining how to prepare for your procedure in terms of:
- Travel & hotel arrangements
- Aftercare accommodations
- Foods to eat or avoid
- Medications and supplements
- What to bring on surgery day
- Post-operative care details
Breast Augmentations are typically performed under General Anesthesia.
You will need to wear a surgical bra as well as a breast strap to prevent the implants from migrating up for the first 4 weeks. After this time you can transitioned back to wearing a standard bra. The breast strap may be continued for additional weeks at night, depending on the position of your implants. You can resume full exercise 4 weeks after your surgery.
You will require someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Most women are able to return to work in a week after surgery.
You should not lose nipple sensation after a breast augmentation. Depending on the location of the incision, you may have some sensitivity in the area, however this sensitivity will typically resolve in a couple of weeks after surgery.
The “no touch technique” is the use of a Keller Funnel to minimize outside contact and contamination of the implant upon insertion. The pocket is prepared and the implant is opened just prior to insertion. It is put from its packaging into a Keller funnel, which will deliver the implant directly into the pocket without touching the skin. This technique is designed to minimize post-operative implant infection.
Sutures placed during a breast augmentation are absorbable, so therefore will not require removal.
Drains are not used after a primary breast augmentation.
These modalities are not commonly needed for a primary breast augmentation, however the need for an internal bra or Galaflex is dependent on the quality of your breast tissue.
You can still have Mammograms after breast implants are placed. Additional views are usually obtained for better visualization of all of the breast tissue.
Breast implants are not life-time devices and most women will require replacement at some point in their lifetime. However there is not a particular time frame for replacement, and my recommendations are not for routine replacement, to only have them replaced if you develop a problem with the implant.