Common Questions and Answers about Breast Surgery

In 2012, 569,202 breast procedures were performed according to a survey of 27,500 surgeons from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The procedures include breast augmentations, breast reductions and breast lifts which are among the most popular in the country every year. As you begin to research a breast procedure to determine if right for you, there are common questions you might have.

Dr. Chad Deal, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon answers some of these common questions.

What Are Reasons Women Consider Breast Procedures, including Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and Breast Reduction?

As we age, breast tissue becomes more lax. Women often experience deflated breasts and sagging breasts with age or after pregnancy. Breast surgery such as an augmentation, lift (with or without implants) and reductions are often recommended. For some women, their breasts have always been small and they desire to have larger breasts to look more feminine. Every woman is different and therefore, consulting with an experienced and board-certified surgeon who has the training and expertise to perform these surgeries is important. Click here to find out more on choosing your cosmetic surgeon.

What Happens To Breast Implants if You Gain Weight?

Women gain and lose weight in different areas of their bodies. Breasts are no different. Some women gain and lose weight in their thighs, others in their abdomen and some in their breasts. This does not change after having breast surgery. Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight will help keep your breasts looking the best they can after your breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction.

What Happens to Breast Implants if You Get Pregnant? Can You still Breast Feed?

Most women can still breast feed after having implants. Of course, your breasts can change during and after pregnancy. After pregnancy, women’s breasts usually become larger when breastfeeding. Then, after a woman stops breastfeeding, she experiences deflation of the breast and often experience sagging.

Get to Know Our Doctors
Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Barker are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

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