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The Surgical Artist's Blog

Quick Recovery with New Breast Augmentation Technique

Posted by Carey Nease on Sep 12, 2008 9:47:00 AM

The evolution of breast augmentation surgery has made great strides in the last few years. With the re-approval of the silicone gel implant by the FDA, cosmetic surgeons are now able to create soft, full and natural looking breasts with little down time. The procedure is done with IV sedation and local anesthesia, takes only about 30 minutes and you can be back to work in 2-3 days. The incision is very small (less than 1.5 inches), is placed in the normal crease below the breast and heals beautifully in nearly all of my patients.

I have extensive experience with this new technique for breast augmentation and have many very happy patients. I have also been removing previously placed saline implants and replacing them with silicone gel implants because they look and feel so much better. They are also lighter than the saline implants, so sagging of the breast is minimized. This procedure is quick and nearly painless with just local anesthesia and light sedation. The silicone gel implants are a bit more expensive than saline implants, but they should last 10-15 years or longer, so they are certainly worth the extra cost. If you are younger than 22 years old then you still have to go with saline for now per the FDA regulations, but I think that may change sometime in the near future.

Check out the photos in my before and after gallery for some examples of my work. Feel free to post a comment or question and I'll get an answer up as soon as I can. Take care!

Topics: In The News, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Patient Care & Experience, Breast