Good news: your A-to-Z guide to breast augmentations in Utah has arrived. We’re going to cover:
- An overview of breast augmentation surgery
- How to prepare for your procedure
- The procedure: day of surgery, recovery, and aftercare
- What makes a top breast augmentation surgeon
- Breast augmentation frequently asked questions
It might seem like a lot, but don’t worry — achieving your dream body is easier than you think!
Overview of breast augmentation surgery
In this section:
- Breast augmentation basics
- Breast augmentation benefits
- Breast augmentation safety
What exactly is breast augmentation, and why do so many women get one?
Breast augmentation basics
Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery that increases the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts using implants. The procedure can help to make the breasts look more symmetrical, restore proportion and balance to the body, or just simply make them larger.
Breast augmentation benefits
Women who have undergone breast augmentation report feeling more confident, beautiful and feminine. Breast augmentations can also be used to restore the fullness of breasts that have been lost due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging.
Breast augmentation safety
Breast augmentation is considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon. The most important part of the process is selecting the right doctor to perform the surgery.
Both saline and silicone implants are considered safe with qualified surgeons.
A qualified plastic surgeon should be board certified and have extensive experience in performing breast augmentations.
Preparing for your breast augmentation procedure
- Picking a surgeon
- Health checks
So, you’ve decided that breast augmentation is right for you. Great! Here’s what happens next…
Have realistic expectations
Before you undergo any kind of cosmetic surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results. A qualified plastic surgeon can advise on what size, shape and fullness is achievable, as well as any potential side effects or risks of the surgery.
Choose a qualified surgeon
Finding the right plastic surgeon is key to a successful, safe and satisfying outcome. Research all potential surgeons thoroughly and be sure that they are board certified, have extensive experience in performing breast augmentations, and provide before-and-after photos of their work.
Consult with your doctor
It’s important to have an in-depth consultation with your doctor so they can discuss any potential risks, possible side effects and other considerations of the surgery.
Your doctor can help you determine if a breast augmentation alternative might be better for you — like a fat transfer breast augmentation, or a breast lift.
They will also determine if you’re an ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery.
Basic health checks
Your doctor will perform a few basic tests to check your overall health and identify any potential medical risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. This may include a blood test, physical exam, mammogram and/or ultrasound.
Preparing for your big day
Your doctor will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. This may include stopping certain medications, avoiding alcohol and tobacco consumption in the weeks leading up to the procedure, and purchasing any special items you may need such as compression garments.
What to expect during your breast augmentation procedure
Next, we’ll cover:
- The surgery
- Follow-up care
Your big day has arrived. Now what?
The surgery itself
Your breast augmentation procedure will be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon as an outpatient procedure. Depending on the extent of the surgery, general or local anesthesia may be used.
The doctor will then make an incision near your armpit, around the areola, or underneath your breast and insert implants either behind or in front of your chest muscle.
Most breast augmentations take around two hours, however this may vary depending on the type of implant used and the complexity of the procedure.
After your procedure, you’ll be able to return home the same day.
After your breast augmentation, it is important to take the prescribed medication and follow all aftercare instructions provided by your doctor.
It’s also important to rest and take time off from work if needed. You may have some discomfort, swelling or bruising after the surgery that should subside within a few days.
Most women are surprised just how quick breast augmentation recovery really is!
Most women can return to normal daily activities in less than two weeks, but should avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks.
Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments in the days or weeks after your procedure to ensure everything is healing properly.
It’s important to attend these appointments and follow all instructions provided by your doctor so your recovery is as smooth and successful as possible.
Choose a top Utah plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation
To get the best results, you need to choose a top doctor. Some of the most important factors when it comes to surgical success include:
- Education and experience
- Board certification
Here are six reasons why Dr. Jones is widely considered one of Utah’s best breast augmentation surgeons.
Education and experience
With more than 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Jones has performed thousands of successful procedures to date.
Dr. Jones is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Board-certified doctors have passed a comprehensive exam to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in the field.
Get natural-looking, incredible results that’ll make you soar with confidence. Dr. Jones takes the time to understand your personal aesthetic goals and work closely with you to create a customized surgical plan that’ll give you the results you desire.
Scheduling your breast augmentation with Dr. Jones is easy for two reasons — he runs his own surgery center, and has wide availability for scheduling appointments. That’s convenience you won’t find with most other surgeons.
Dr. Jones is up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques and technologies, ensuring you get the most advanced methods available today. His techniques aim to minimize scarring, shorten recovery, and maximize results.
Dr. Jones’ patient-first philosophy means you won’t feel rushed or overwhelmed at any point during your journey. He takes the time to answer all your questions, address all your concerns and provide you with the individualized care you deserve.
Bring your dream body to life
Are you ready to feel sexier and more confident? If so, Dr. Jones is here to bring your dreams to life.
Contact us today, and let’s start planning your breast augmentation ASAP. The new you is right around the corner.
Utah breast augmentation frequently asked questions
Your breast augmentation questions, answered.
1. What are breast augmentations?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves placing breast implants in the chest to enhance the size, shape and symmetry of your breasts.
2. What is the difference between saline and silicone implants?
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants consist of a cohesive gel. Silicone typically looks and feels more natural, whereas saline implants may provide a more noticeable size increase.
3. What are the benefits of breast augmentation surgery?
The benefits of breast augmentation surgery include improved self-confidence and an enhanced bust line. The procedure can also help correct asymmetry and restore volume lost due to age, pregnancy or weight loss.
4. What are the risks of breast augmentation surgery?
The risks of breast augmentation surgery include infection, capsular contracture, implant rupture and shifting.
When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, breast augmentations are considered both safe and effective.
It’s important to choose an experienced surgeon who can minimize these risks.
5. How long does breast augmentation surgery take?
The length of your procedure will depend on the type and amount of implants used. Typically, a breast augmentation surgery can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.
6. How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?
Recovery time for breast augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient. Generally, you can expect to return to work within a week and resume light physical activities within two to three weeks.
7. Is a breast augmentation the same thing as a breast lift?
No, a breast augmentation is not the same thing as a breast lift. A breast augmentation focuses on increasing the size and shape of your breasts, while a breast lift focuses on improving the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. A breast lift also doesn’t involve implants.
Breast augmentation, breast lift, and natural breast augmentation are three procedures commonly used to enhance bust.
Depending on your desired results, you may need to combine these procedures.
8. How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on the type and amount of implants used, as well as where you have the procedure done. Generally, the cost can range from $4,000 to $10,000.
Although breast augmentation usually isn’t covered by insurance, many doctors offer affordable financing options.
9. How do I choose a plastic surgeon for my breast augmentation surgery?
When selecting a plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation, it’s important to look for someone who is board-certified and experienced with the procedure. You should also make sure that you’re comfortable with the doctor and their staff.
10. How do I know if I am a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
Generally, the best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are healthy, non-smoking adults with realistic expectations and a desire to improve their appearance.
You should also speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss whether or not breast augmentation is the best option for you.
11. Will I have scars after my breast augmentation surgery?
Scars are usually minimal after breast augmentation surgery. Most of the incisions for the procedure are made under the breasts, around the nipples or in the armpit. These incisions are usually very discreet and will fade over time.
The best way to minimize scarring is to follow your doctor’s post-surgery instructions carefully.
12. How long do breast implants last?
Most breast implants will last for many years, sometimes up to 15, provided you take proper care of them.
With a qualified surgeon and proper care, implants can last between 10-15 years.
However, it’s important to note that breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime and will need to be replaced at some point.
13. Is breast augmentation the same thing as breast implants?
No, breast augmentation is not the same thing as breast implants. Breast augmentation refers to the entire procedure of increasing the size and/or shape of the breasts, while breast implants are the devices used to achieve this.
Breast augmentation can involve different types of implants, such as silicone or saline, depending on the desired result.
14. What is a natural breast augmentation?
A natural breast augmentation, also known as fat transfer breast augmentation, is a type of procedure where fat is taken from another area of the body (usually through liposuction) and injected into the breasts.
This type of augmentation can be used to increase volume, improve shape, and restore symmetry. The results of a natural augmentation are subtle and natural looking, with minimal scarring.
15. Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery?
In most cases, yes, you can still breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery. The only time it may not be possible is if the incisions were made near the milk ducts or if the implant is placed directly over them.
However, it’s always best to discuss your individual situation with your doctor before undergoing any surgery. That way you can ensure that breastfeeding will still be an option for you later on.
16. What are the chances of my implants rupturing?
The chances of implant rupture are very low. Most implants are designed to last many years, and the vast majority don’t experience any issues. However, if an implant does rupture, you should contact your doctor right away for further evaluation and advice.
They may recommend having the implant replaced to avoid any further complications.
17. Will my breast augmentation results look natural?
Most women who undergo breast augmentation surgery can achieve very natural-looking results.
Want more subtle, natural results? Choose silicone implants, and pick a size that suits your body.
The outcome of your procedure will depend on the skill of your surgeon, the type of implant used, and how well you follow your post-surgery instructions.
18. Can I get pregnant after getting breast implants?
Yes, you can still get pregnant after getting breast implants. In fact, it’s important to wait until your body has fully healed from the surgery before you become pregnant. During pregnancy, the breasts can expand and change in size, which could affect the look of your implants.
19. Can I have a second breast augmentation surgery?
Yes, you can have a second breast augmentation surgery (often called breast revision surgery) if you’re not happy with the results of your first procedure.
However, it’s important to wait at least 6 months after your first surgery before having a second one. This gives your body enough time to heal.
20. What are some things I should avoid after breast augmentation surgery?
After your breast augmentation surgery, you should avoid activities that involve lifting or stretching your arms. Additionally, you should also avoid any strenuous physical activities, such as running or swimming, for at least 4-6 weeks.
21. How long does it take for breast augmentation results to look natural?
The results of a breast augmentation will typically look natural within 4-6 weeks after the procedure. However, it can take up to 6 months for the breasts to settle into their final shape and size.
22. Are breast augmentations painful?
Most women report slight discomfort or soreness after a breast augmentation, but the level of pain varies from person to person. You may take over-the-counter pain medications to help manage any discomfort. Most of the swelling should dissipate within a few days, but the healing process can take several weeks.
23. Is breast augmentation inpatient or outpatient?
Most breast augmentation procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you’ll be able to go home the same day. However, bear in mind that you will need someone else to drive you home.
24. Are breast augmentations covered by insurance?
In most cases, breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, you should always check with your provider to be sure.
Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance.
Additionally, many plastic surgeons and clinics offer financing options so you can pay for your procedure over time.
25. What percent of women are satisfied with their breast augmentation results?
Research shows that 95% of women who undergo breast augmentation surgery are satisfied with the results.
This is largely due to advancements in surgical techniques and modern implants, which provide more natural-looking results.
Unhappy with your previous breast augmentation results? You may want to consider breast revision surgery.
However, it’s important to do your research and choose a qualified plastic surgeon in order to ensure that you’re part of the 95%!
26. How should a bra fit with implants?
A bra should fit snugly and comfortably around your breasts. If the bra is pinching or digging into your breast tissue, then it’s too small.
A properly-fitted bra should also provide adequate support to prevent the implants from sagging or shifting. Additionally, it’s important to switch to bras with wider straps and thicker bands to provide extra support.
27. How can I speed up my breast augmentation recovery?
To speed up your breast augmentation recovery, it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your plastic surgeon.
This may include wearing a compression garment, taking prescribed medications, and avoiding strenuous activities. Additionally, it’s important to ensure you’re getting enough rest to allow your body to heal.
28. How many cup sizes can you go up with breast augmentation?
The exact number of cup sizes you can go up with a breast augmentation will depend on the size and shape of your breasts, as well as the type of implants used. However, most women report an increase of one to two cup sizes after the procedure.
29. What should you avoid after breast augmentation?
You should avoid activities that involve lifting or stretching your arms for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. Additionally, you should also avoid any strenuous activities, such as running or swimming, for at least 4-6 weeks.
30. How long after breast augmentation can I shower?
Most plastic surgeons recommend that you wait at least 24 hours after your breast augmentation before showering. After that, it’s important to keep your incisions dry until they are fully healed.
Your surgeon will provide more detailed instructions on how to care for your wounds and when you can resume normal activities.
31. How soon after breast augmentation can I have sex?
Most plastic surgeons recommend that you wait at least 2 weeks before engaging in any kind of sexual activity after breast augmentation. This is to give your body enough time to heal and reduce the risk of infection. Additionally, it’s important to avoid any contact with the breasts during this time.
32. How long after breast augmentation will I know my new bra size?
It typically takes about 6-8 weeks for your breasts to settle into their new size, shape, and position following a breast augmentation. However, your surgeon may be able to give you an estimate of your new bra size based on the type and size of implants used.