Breast Implant Augmentation Plastic Surgery - Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Breast implant augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, giving women the opportunity to reshape or enlarge their breasts. This safe procedure allows women to feel more feminine and to improve their confidence.
If you are considering undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, here are a few questions you should ask your surgeon:
- Are you board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery? How long have you been certified?
- What are the risks and complications associated with having breast implants?
- Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for each procedure? Look at the doctor’s results, which show his ability.
- What results and size are reasonable for me? Let your doctor help guide you on this one. Each body is very different, and your surgeon can help you choose what is best for you, to achieve the desired result.
- Will my ability to breast feed be affected?
- Make sure you are comfortable with the personal rapport between you and your physician. In addition, you should feel at ease and comfortable with the staff. Are they addressing your concerns?
- A doctor who is impatient and rushes you to make a decision.
- A doctor who is willing to combine multiple major procedures into one surgery. Your safety should be the priority, not to save money on facility fees, and anesthesia. Your doctor is not at his very best into the 6th hour of surgery. Remember, this is your health we are talking about.
- A doctor who refuses to answer questions, or provide you with the necessary time to provide information.
Breast implant augmentation surgery with Murphy Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. James E. Murphy is usually performed in an outpatient basis, either in a hospital operating room or in a surgery center, using general anesthesia. Normally, you must arrive at the surgery facility one to two hours prior to the procedure, and you will be monitored in the recovery unit for one to two hours before being sent home. These times can vary, so be sure to inform your caregiver so he or she can be available when you’ll need transportation.
During the first three days following surgery, you’ll experience the most discomfort. Your breasts can be sore and swollen. They may feel very tight as well. It takes some time for the tissues to stretch to accommodate your new breast size. Don’t worry; it is a very temporary condition. Most women can return to work in five to seven days – sooner in some cases.
You will have a post-surgery appointment one or two days after the surgery, but if you have any concerns immediately after surgery, don’t wait to contact your surgeon. Dr. Murphy will call you the evening of your surgery to make sure everything is going well, and answer any questions you may have.