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Archive for July, 2009

Finding a Lift through Breast Augmentation

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Perhaps you’ve always felt self-conscious in a bathing suit, or at the gym… Or maybe motherhood and time have changed your body so you feel less confident or youthful…. Whatever your concern, breast augmentation is a very personal decision with very personalized goals.

That’s why, here at the offices of Leo McCafferty, M.D., F.A.C.S., we work with you to understand your needs, help you know what to expect, and make sure your breast augmentation procedure is a safe, professional process with ideal results

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?
If you’re looking for a breast lift but are concerned about scarring, breast augmentation might be the right choice for you. Implant procedures cause significantly less scarring than standard breast lifts—just an inch-and-a-half scar is typical—and breast augmentation also offers the lift many patients are looking for.

Implant Safety and Options
Did you know breast augmentation is actually a very safe procedure? Due to extensive research, in 2006 silicone gel implants were re-approved for use by the FDA. In fact, no implantable medical device has been studied more thoroughly over the last ten years than breast implants—including stents, pacemakers and other internal devices. And with this safety, comes options. Today’s patients have a choice of either saline or silicone implants. We’ll work with you to choose the type appropriate for you.

Things to Keep in Mind about Breast Augmentation

  • The most successful breast augmentation procedures take your natural form and enhance it. We’ll consult with you as part of an individualized, analytical process, to make sure we understand the look you want, discuss how it will (or won’t!) work with your unique physique, and guide the procedure accordingly
  • You’ll need to set aside about five to seven days for recovery. While recovery doesn’t involve significant pain, typically there is some soreness. That’s why most patients set aside about five days to a week for recovery, before returning to work and other tasks in an active life. Avoid heavy lifting and extreme arm motion for this first week.
  • After one week, most patients can resume a modified exercise routine. Breast augmentation procedures typically only require a week down-time. During the second week you may begin lower impact cardio and lower body exercises. By week three, you should be able to resume many of your normal physical activities, including your regular exercise routine. We will be following you closely during the weeks after surgery to make sure that your recovery is properly managed, and help you get back to your routine as quickly as possible.

At the offices of Leo McCafferty, M.D., F.A.C.S., we understand breast augmentation because we have extensive involvement in its research. From work in peer-reviewed aesthetic surgery journals to scientific studies with the FDA, Dr. McCafferty and his experienced staff are prepared to help you through all phases of the procedure. This means if won’t be long before you’ll feel more confident, look great, and get back to living life to its fullest.

For more information on Breast Augmentation procedures, click here.