Breast Augmentation Overview
Thousands of women opt for breast augmentation procedures each year. The process involves inserting silicone or saline-filled breast implants, either behind the breast or under the chest muscle.
Dr. Stile often utilizes an insertion method known as the “dual-plan method.” This is where the upper two-thirds of the implant gets placed under the pectoralis major. It’s a muscle that makes up the bulk of the chest muscles and is situated under the breast.
Breast augmentation yields results that are natural-looking and feel soft to the touch. It also ensures that the breast moves more naturally during physical activity. Breast implants are available in various shapes, sizes, and types.
Recovery From Breast Augmentation
After a patient has a breast augmentation procedure from Dr. Stile, they can expect to feel sore, and there will be noticeable bruising and swelling up to two weeks after the surgery.
Dr. Stile recommends that patients rest for two weeks after the surgery to aid the healing process and rebuild their strength. The good news is most patients will experience a full recovery four to eight weeks after the surgery.
Patients should adhere to their post-surgical care instructions during the recovery phase and take their prescribed pain medication. Most patients can return to work 10 to 14 days after their surgery.