If you have always wanted to undergo a breast augmentation but have been a bit worried about it because of the thought of surgery, then this article is definitely for you. Dr. York Yates feels that the more patients are informed of a surgery, the better they will feel about the process as a whole. To help you feel more educated and hopefully ready to take the next steps to get closer to getting a breast augmentation, let’s take a closer look at how the procedure is performed.
A breast augmentation can either be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Yates typically prefers to use a deep sedation technique rather than general anesthesia. Once you are sedated, Dr. Yates injects the area itself with a lot of local anesthetic. Afterwhich, the implant pockets are then created and compared to make sure that they are both the same size and that they are symmetrical.
Depending on the type of implant you decide to go with, Dr. Yates will either place the implant on top of the breast muscle or underneath it. On average, most patients benefit from having the implants placed underneath the muscle because it gives a more natural look overall.
Once the implants have been placed, the incisions will be closed and sedation will be lightened up so that you can walk to your recovery room with the assistance of one of our staff members.
Directly following surgery, most patients don’t feel any pain because the local anesthetic in the implant pocket is still working. After that wears off, however, the pain will increase but we will give you the necessary pain medications to keep you feeling comfortable.
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the number one procedures that Dr. York Yates performs. Now that you know a bit more about how the procedure is done, it’s time to schedule your consultation and call our Layton office at 801.525.8741.