Breast Augmentation Procedure Process Explained
At Omni Cosmetic, we understand that every patient considers breast augmentation for highly personal reasons. Every breast augmentation surgery is unique to the patient, and there is no standardized method when considering breast enhancements. There is no “one size fits all.”
At Omni Cosmetic, we strive to give each of our patients a high level of joy and satisfaction. We start with an in-depth free consultation to ensure we personalize your breast enhancement design and follow the best course of action for you. Our surgeons will thoroughly discuss your breast augmentation goals, including implants best suited for your body type, procedural and incision options, and size specifications. Our tailored consultation ensures we accurately achieve a suitable direction for your cosmetic ideal before the breast augmentation.
During your consultation, which takes about 1-2 hours, one of our expert plastic surgeons will:
- Listen to your personal motivations and learn your cosmetic goals
- Perform a thorough examination
- Discuss your procedure plan in detail and reasons behind every step
- Open a line of communication regarding financing, implant types, and procedures
Omni Cosmetic’s approach to breast augmentation starts with open two-way communication and a comfortable environment where you may ask as many questions as you need about breast augmentation. This initial consultation is the first and most important step, so Omni Cosmetic can explore solutions to your concerns, accurately design your aesthetic vision, and plan the mechanics of your breast enhancement surgery that will ultimately lead you to improved confidence and a more balanced figure.
How Do I Prepare Myself for a Breast Augmentation?
Planning a complex surgery such as breast augmentation can be overwhelming and may cause some angst. To help you relax and gain peace of mind, we focus on thoroughly educating our patients in preparation for a life-changing breast enhancement surgery.
Before your breast augmentation, you will be asked to:
- Procure a baseline mammogram (Patients under age 30)
- Undergo a medical evaluation or lab testing (Hemoglobin)
- Stop smoking well before your surgery
- Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs or supplements which may increase bleeding
How Long Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Take?
Every breast augmentation surgery is unique and takes different amounts of time, depending on your breast enhancement direction. Generally, breast augmentation takes about 1 to 2 hours. The surgeon will then dress and close the incision with skin adhesive, sutures, or surgical tape. You will be placed in a post-operative surgical bra with a front closure that makes it easier to get on and off.
What Is a Breast Augmentation Like During Surgery? Is It painful?
Our surgeons at Omni Cosmetic complete hundreds of successful breast augmentation surgeries annually and are experts at creating an inviting, safe, and pleasant experience for every patient.
Anesthesia administered by our team is a straightforward process that guarantees you will feel minimal pain or discomfort during your procedure. In fact, the number one complaint after breast augmentation is, “it feels tight.” We also often hear, “it feels like when my milk came in.” Here at Omni Cosmetic, we have a saying, “if we can’t do it safely, we can’t do it at all.” Our staff is highly trained and guarantees a high level of comfort, attention to detail, and ultimate patient care throughout every phase of the breast augmentation process.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery After A Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation recovery time varies depending on your enhancement plan. While it is advised you to lay low and have available supervision immediately after surgery, you will be able to walk about 1-2 hours after the procedure and return to work within 5-7 days after. As this is an invasive cosmetic surgery, expect swelling and soreness of the breasts around your incision for a few weeks and accurately follow your surgeon’s physical activity schedule. Full recovery for breast enhancement surgery takes around 4-6 weeks. Many patients resume light exercise activity after 2 weeks and are back in the gym at 4 weeks.
Omni Cosmetic will give detailed instructions on how to maintain your breasts in a post-op visit. We will guide you through:
- Wearing special supportive breast recovery bandages and bras
- Caring for your incisions and bandage changes
- Management of oral pain and antibiotic medications
- Gentle restorative exercise post-surgery
- Instructions for eating, sleeping, and bathing comfortably
How Long Will the Results Last? Will I need to Replace My Breast Implants in the Future?
We only use state-of-the-art materials to extend the life of your implants. If they are well maintained, breast implants can typically last indefinitely. While breast implants are man-made and therefore are not considered “lifetime” designs, many patients have the same implants throughout their lives. The most common reason patients have their implants removed is to change sizes after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Some patients lose volume in their natural breasts and will add volume with implant removal and replacement procedure.