The Lancaster General Health Experience
What to expect before, during and after breast implant surgery
At your first consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will talk about your cosmetic goals and how we can work together to achieve them. We will outline details of the procedure—which may include liposuction—and instructions on how to prepare for surgery.
Most breast augmentation surgery is done on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will either make an incision under your arm, in the crease under your breast, or around your nipple. The implant is placed under or on top of your chest muscle.
After surgery, you will wear a compression bandage or surgical bra to help position the implants. Support is key to avoiding discomfort and achieving optimal cosmetic results.
Other than limiting exercise, you will be able to return to your regular activities in a few days. Over the next few months as your breasts heal and settle, your new appearance will begin to show through.
Breast implant cost
Depending on your treatment goals and services, the breast implants cost will vary. Your surgeon will discuss the cost during your consultation.
Breast implant risks
Although infection is possible with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation surgery is normally very safe. Risks that may be associated with breast implants include:
- Scar capsule formation around the implant
- Breast pain
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation (may be temporary or permanent)
- Implant leakage or rupture (due to chest trauma or for no apparent reason)
Breast implants could interfere with early detection of breast cancer if the implant is placed under the breast tissue. Your surgeon may recommend you have a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI prior to your surgery, and that you get all future mammograms from a radiologist experienced in reading mammograms of women with breast implants.
To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, your cosmetic surgeon will work closely with you to develop the best treatment approach and follow-up care for you.
Are breast implants right for you? Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 717-291-5863.