Fort Lauderdale Breast Implants

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Breast implants involve the surgical implantation of saline or silicone into the body of a patient, allowing for an enhanced bust line and increased cup size. Breast implants account for a great deal of the plastic surgeries being performed in the United States and worldwide. The majority of patients elect to receive breast implants on a purely cosmetic basis, though there is a large market for breast reconstructive surgery, in which cancer survivors are able to have their breasts reconstructed after undergoing a mastectomy.
The process of receiving breast implants begins with a consultation. This is when the plastic surgeon meets one on one with the patient in order to get an idea as to what the patient’s desires are as well as to formulate a realistic plan of surgical options. The plastic surgeon will present the patient with the options available to them, while ensuring that they are made aware of the benefits of each implant as well as the potential risks involved. Plastic surgeons must help patients be realistic in the consultation process of the operation. Some body frames may be too slender to accommodate a drastically increased cup size, while other patients with compromised immune systems may not be strong enough to undergo anesthesia.

During the actual surgery, the plastic surgeon makes an incision in the breast, either along the areola in the front or under the chest muscle. The implant is then inserted through this opening and placed. Proper placement of a breast implant typically takes place in two stages – observation when a patient is lying down, as well as while they are sitting up (still sedated, of course.)

After proper placement of the implant is assured, the patient’s incision is stitched up, and they are placed in a recovery room to relax until the effects of the anesthesia wear off. Most patients experience moderate to strong discomfort in the first few days after receiving breast implants, though these are usually nothing to worry about. In the case of severe tenderness, swelling, redness or discharge from the incision, it is necessary to seek medical care as soon as possible.

Modern breast implants are comprised of either silicone or saline.
Saline implants are filled with saline, or salt water. Saline implants are placed into the body completed deflated, and are filled after they are set into place and adjusted afterward. Due to the fact that the implant is initially quite small when being placed, it is possible for the plastic surgeon to get away with making a small incision, thus reducing bruising and scar tissue around the area. Saline implants are far less harmful that silicone to the patient in case of a rupture or leakage, as the salt water is simply reabsorbed by the body with little side effect. Those on a budget often elect for saline implants due to their more affordable price tag.
Silicone implants are filled with silicone, and are placed in the body already filled to maximum capacity. While the initial discomfort and bruising can be more pronounced, many patients prefer to endure the pain and pay the extra money for silicone due to its reputed superiorly natural appearance and feel.