4 Things to Know About Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation, one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, can significantly enhance a woman’s self-confidence and body image.

It’s been the most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. since 2006 — and for good reason. It allows women to tailor their body contour to fit their personal vision of beauty and femininity.

If you’re thinking about breast augmentation, Dr. York Yates Plastic Surgery is here to help guide you through the process. Here are four key things to know:

1. Personalization is Key

Breast augmentation isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure.

Every woman has a unique body shape and aesthetic goals. The size, type, and placement of implants can always be personalized to match the patient’s desired outcome.

Whether you want a subtle or more dramatic change, customization ensures that the results will align with your body type and expectations.

2. Different Implant Types

Breast implants come in various types, usually saline and silicone.

While saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution, silicone implants have a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel.

Both types have their advantages in terms of feel, appearance, and risk of complications. Dr. York Yates will guide you through these choices during your consultation.

3. Recovery Time

Post-procedure recovery typically lasts between one to two weeks. During this time, it’s recommended that patients avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity. Pain and swelling are common, but those symptoms can be effectively managed through prescribed medication.

It’s important to keep in mind that each patient’s recovery process is unique. The process varies based on personal health and the specifics of the surgery.

4. Longevity and Maintenance

While breast implants don’t expire, they aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. On average, they can last between 10 to 20 years.

At York Yates Plastic Surgery, we recommend regular check-ups and self-examinations to monitor the condition of your implants. It’s critical to maintain open communication with your plastic surgeon regarding any changes or concerns.

Schedule a Consultation Today 

Knowing the fundamental aspects of breast augmentation is a crucial step in making an informed decision. If you’re considering breast augmentation or have more questions, scheduling a consultation with Dr. York Yates Plastic Surgery is the first step.

Reach out to us at 801.525.8741 to arrange a consultation, or get in touch through our contact page for more details about our breast augmentation and breast implant services in Layton and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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