Breast augmentations are the most common cosmetic surgical procedure. The first breast augmentation was performed in 1962 and the medical advancements since then have come a long way. For anyone who has breast augmentation questions, you are in the right place. Below you will find answers to some of the most common concerns for those thinking about undergoing this incredible plastic surgery in Beverly Hills done.
Surgery and Anesthesia
Many breast augmentation questions and concerns have to do with the surgery itself, and understandably so. The fear of anesthesia and having surgery makes complete sense. However, breast augmentations are the most common cosmetic surgery procedure done and it takes just one to two hours. While there are always risks involved in surgery, the fact that this procedure is so common illustrates the low amount of risk involved. Finding the right plastic surgeon with a great reputation is the trick to ease any reservations about the procedure.
Preparation and Recovery Time
The preparation for breast augmentation is minimal. Consult with Dr. Brent so he can create a plan that fits your needs. Once you and Dr. Brent agree on next steps, the procedure can move forward.
The only factor that may slow down the process after the consultation is your weight or any health-related risks. If you are not within a weight range that you would like to be Dr. Brent may advise that you get within a few pounds of where you want to be. Weight loss post-surgery may impact the way your implants look so it’s best to be within a weight range you are comfortable with long-term.
Other than that, preparation is smooth and simple. Post-surgery takes slightly longer but is still very manageable. Most surgeons have patients take at least two days of rest followed by several days of reduced activity. Most patients are back to their regular routines within one week. The pain is manageable and any swelling or soreness generally subsides completely within three to four weeks.
Some potential patients may be concerned if the benefits are worth it. Studies have shown that women who have the procedure have reported increased self-esteem, improved body image, and more sexual satisfaction. For those who have insecurities or just want their chest to look more enhanced, this procedure can achieve the desired results.
Many women may be concerned about the results and how their chest will look after the procedure. As mentioned before, technology has advanced drastically over the last few decades. The results of most procedures, depending on your desire, look and feel more natural than ever before.
While some women may want an increasingly large chest, the majority of women getting breast augmentations are focused more on creating fuller, natural-looking breasts. Many women have the procedure after they have had children and have breastfed, so the focus is getting the breasts as close to where they were versus going much larger.
Picking the Right Plastic Surgeon
Most patients experience second thoughts or fears before any surgery. The fact that breast augmentation is elective can oftentimes trigger this anxiety. However, once patients contact a surgeon and have a consultation, the fear subsides. Second thoughts and doubts are usually based on the fear of the unknown. Once you meet with Dr. Brent, you can ask breast augmentation questions, talk about preparation, and recovery.
Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills
If you are interested in undergoing a breast augmentation, or you were interested but you are having second thoughts, contact Dr. Brent Moelleken. Dr. Brent is one of the top plastic surgeons in the Southern California area. He is one of the most experienced and well-educated surgeons as he was trained at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Brent and his team of specialists are friendly, knowledgeable, and want to provide you with the best possible care. Contacting Dr. Brent and his team is free from pressure and they are happy to answer all of your questions.
Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He maintains the prestigious F.A.C.S. degree and is a member of the ASPS and ASAPS.