Breast Implants 101: Results, Recovery and Recalls
Do you feel that your breasts are too small or asymmetrical? Breast implants can improve breast size and symmetry. Dr. Sozer and Dr Phillips at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery perform over 400 breast augmentation procedures a year, making this one of the most popular procedures requested. In general, the breast implants currently in use are very safe, and most people feel delighted with their results.
You may have a lot of questions about breast implants. The most common questions include:
What kind of implants should I get?
What will my results look like?
How much time will I need for recovery?
Are breast implants safe?
Types of Implants
Whether you choose a silicone or saline implant, it will have an external shell made of silicone. The shell can contain saline (salt water) or a silicone gel. The FDA has approved all implants currently in use.
Your surgeon will expand these implants with saline after placing them. This allows the use of a smaller incision. Saline implants have noticeable firmness. If a saline implant ruptures, the body removes the saline, and you will notice immediately.
These implants come in a variety of silicone gel formulas. Each has a different cohesivity, so you can choose the final results you want. A ruptured silicone implant will not deflate. The silicone gel stays in place, making a rupture hard to detect.
Breast implants do more than just enlarge the breasts. They can also enhance breast shape. Silicone implants have enough firmness to add volume to the upper part of the breast, where you probably want to see the most improvement.
Breast Implant Recovery
You will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days after the procedure. Most people can go back to their usual routine after a week to ten days. Your surgeon will recommend waiting three to four weeks before any strenuous activities.
Breast Implant Recalls
All surgical procedures involve some risk. Breast implants can develop an infection or other problems. Most breast implant procedures go well and give people good results. Unsafe implants have been discovered and recalled. The FDA issued a voluntary recall on a brand of textured breast implants that became associated with a very low probability of illness. The manufacturer is willingly withdrawing them from the market.
Are Breast Implants Right For Me?
Breast implants currently available have been thoroughly tested and used successfully in many procedures each year. While breast implant surgery does require some healing time, you can expect to enjoy your new implants for ten years or more. If you have reasonable expectations about what breast implants can do for you, you may make a good candidate.
I had breast augmentation done in November, it’s been 3 months, and I am loving the results. Dr. Sozer did an amazing job and the staff was very friendly.
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!