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Orlando Breast Augmentation Procedures: The Basics You Need to Know

Dr Richard Arabitg - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Orlando Breast Augmentation Procedures: The Basics You Need to Know

Women who have problems with their self-image may be tempted to instantly turn to a plastic surgeon who offers breast augmentation in Orlando, FL. However, undergoing breast augmentation is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you make your decision definite, you should know more about the process itself.

Are you qualified?

Breast augmentation surgery is a medical procedure like any other. In essence, it is the implantation of saline or silicone bags behind your existing breast tissue to enhance your chest’s size and appearance. Since it’s basically a medical procedure, you’d want to be in good health when you undergo it.


Plastic surgeons often use three criteria to check if you’re eligible for breast implants: 1) You should have good overall health and no medical issues; 2) You should be within 30 pounds of your optimal weight; and 3) You should have realistic expectations of the process. So, you can’t expect to have a supermodel body after breast augmentation if your original form was nowhere near it.


If you meet these requirements and are still keen on going through the procedure, you can go ahead and make the arrangements with your plastic surgeon.

What should you do to prepare for it?

Experienced Orlando plastic surgeons like Dr. Richard Arabitg can help you prepare for the surgery. The doctor will let you choose between a saline and a silicone implant, outlining their advantages and disadvantages. He will then describe the process and the surgical techniques he can use, including where the incision would be made and where the implant would be located. The location of the incision and implant will affect the final shape of your breasts, so it’s important to discuss it with the doctor.


What happens during the procedure?

On the day itself, the operation will be done either in the surgeon’s office or in a hospital. After putting you under general anesthesia, the surgeon will make an incision either under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples. The implant will be inserted in your pectoral muscles or above them. When that is done, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures or surgical tape. When you wake up, you’ll have an improved pair of breasts.


What should you do after the operation?

Just like in any surgery, you need time to recover. Initially, your breasts will be bandaged and have drainage tubes. To recover properly, you must wear a surgical bra for a few weeks and take it easy. If you feel any pain, over-the-counter painkillers should help. If the pain persists, let your surgeon check on you.

(Source: Breast Augmentation, EnhanceMyself)

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