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Breasts are one of the most feminine parts of the body and soft curves can improve your profile and even possibly your confidence.
Successful breast augmentation surgery begins with careful planning to meet your particular goals. The goal of breast implant surgery is to give you the most natural-looking breasts possible of the size and shape that you desire. Dr Hatem will take you through your options to give you the best possible outcome to reach your breast goals.
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Your initial consultation with Dr. Elfieshawy is your opportunity to discuss the concerns you have about your breast size, and also discuss the size that you’d like to go up to. A physical examination will be conducted, and the patient’s complete medical history will be reviewed.
Plastic surgery is highly individualised, so each factor unique to you will be taken into consideration when your surgery is being planned. No two surgeries are alike, and Dr. Elfieshawy will use his experience and talents to ensure that your results help you to meet your cosmetic goals.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Elfieshawy will discuss the procedure and potential risks involved with the surgery. He will also ensure you have realistic expectations and learn what is to be expected during the recovery process.
Each patient is provided with a preoperative checklist that will cover everything that needs to be accomplished prior to the surgery. This could include ensuring a healthy diet and workout routine so you are in great shape on the day of your surgery. Any supplements and medications that may potentially lead to complications during surgery should be stopped.
Preparing for your surgery will also mean making sure that you have help at home during the recovery phase. You’ll be unable to raise your arms or care for your personal needs for at least the first week after your surgery.
It can be tempting to go up several sizes when you undergo the breast augmentation procedure. The concern about going up too many sizes is that breasts that are too large for the body frame can look unnatural. They can also lead to the very same concerns that women with naturally large breasts live with; including neck and shoulder pain.
Discussing your goals with Dr. Elfieshawy can help you to determine the right size for your body frame and for your cosmetic goals.
The Breast Augmentation surgery can last between one and two hours, based upon the technique being performed and on whether a lift is being included as a part of the surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. During the procedure itself, your surgeon will make incisions under the arms, around the nipples or under the breast, based upon the technique being used and on the type of implants being inserted.
Once the implants are in place, the incision will be closed with sutures.
Patients can expect to experience some pain and discomfort, along with swelling, in the days right after surgery. Patients will also not be able to raise their arms and may have a limited range of arm motion. Prescription pain medications will be offered, with instructions that detail how patients can best control the pain. Bruising, stiffness and numbness can also often be experienced during the recovery phase. Patients may be quick to tire and should rest when they need to.
No surgical procedure can be considered risk-free, even with the healthiest patient and most skilled surgeon. Breast augmentation surgery does carry some risks but they are minimal and complications are rare.
The potential risks associated with breast augmentation surgery include infection, excessive bleeding and blood clots. Some of the more serious complications include:
Implant ruptures. It is possible for an implant to tear, which means it will need to be removed and replaced.
Capsular contracture. If the scar tissue that forms around the implant hardens, it can cause pain and the implant to distort. Again, removal and replacement will be required.
Implant migration. While uncommon, it is possible for a breast implant to move out of place, particularly if the implant pocket is too large or the breast tissue becomes stretched out.
ALCL. Also known as anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, ALCL is a rare form of blood cancer that is said to be linked to breast implants. You can find out more about it here.
Each patient heals at her own pace from surgery. Most patients will need to be on restrictive activity for six weeks after the surgery. A reduction in pain and discomfort typically occurs after the first postoperative week. By the sixth to eighth week patients will be feeling much better and will be able to resume normal physical activities.
The swelling and bruising from the surgery is typically drastically reduced by the twelve-week mark.
Unless the job requires heavy lifting and a lot of physical activity, most patients will be ready to return to work after two weeks of recovering at home. Patients will be cleared to return to physical activities after the sixth week of recovery.
The results of the Augmentation procedure will be apparent immediately. There will, however, be a significant amount of swelling and bruising immediately after the surgery. Once the swelling subsides, the true results of the surgery will be seen.
Are you ready to work with Dr. Elfieshawy? Call to book your consultation for your Breast Augmentation.