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Breast Implants Nashville TN

An increasingly large number of women of all ages now consider the possibility of undergoing breast augmentation. As such, breast implants are now one of plastic surgeries most popular treatments, providing an important sense of femininity to women who wish to have larger, fuller, more feminine and attractive breasts.

Breast implants are made from a silicone elastomer which is filled with a silicone gel or saline solution.

Breast implants come in two main forms – round and anatomical. Round implants will create an increase in the volume of the upper part of your breast, making it rounder when implanted. Anatomical implants are teardrop shaped and create a more ‘natural’ appearance within the breast.

Breast implants are typically positioned in one of two ways – Sub-muscular and Sub-glandular. Through a thorough consultation and discussion with us, we can help you to decide which methods are best for your individual case.

Sub-muscular implants are placed behind the breast and pectoral muscles.

Sub-glandular breast implants are placed behind the breast, but sit on top of the deeper pectoral muscles of the chest.

You should be up and mobile in a few days after surgery. General fatigue and chest soreness is expected in the days after surgery. In most cases, the sutures are dissolvable and do not require removal. Swelling may persist for three to six weeks with subglandular implants, and slightly longer utilizing the submuscular technique.

It is possible to return to work a few days after breast augmentation surgery, depending on the amount of activity required by your job. Initially your breasts may be hypersensitive to stimulation. You are advised against any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for a least two weeks after your breast augmentation. Scarring is inevitable. During the initial healing phase they may be pink and slightly raised and firm. They will eventually mature and fade, but never completely disappear.

There are potential risks with any surgery. General risks include anesthesia, bleeding, and infection. Complications such as bleeding or infection may require a return to the operating room. Specific risks include asymmetry of the breasts and nipples, loss of nipple sensation, or oversensitive nipples. Leak or rupture of an implant will require another surgery to remove/replace the implant. If a saline implant leaks, there will be a noticeable change in the size of the breast. The saline is absorbed by the body without any medical consequence. You should contact Dr. Medling immediately if this occurs. In the case of a silicone gel implant, the leak may go undetected. Leak of the silicone material outside the capsule may result in movement of the silicone to surrounding tissues.

Another possible complication following breast augmentation surgery is capsular contracture. This condition results when the scar or “capsule” around a breast implant tightens. Every implant will form a capsule, however, not every implant will develop noticeable contracture. Should contracture occur, another operation will be needed to correct the contracted breast.

You may have difficulty breast feeding after breast augmentation surgery, especially with the periareolar incision technique.

Breast tissue may be obscured from view on your mammography exams by the implant. Special views/techniques are used to help increase the amount of breast tissue viewed.

The FDA has determined that silicone gel breast implants are safe for use in both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Women over the age of 22 can choose either silicone gel or saline implants for their breast augmentation.

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Breast Implants Nashville TN

For more information, contact Dr. Brad Medling on 615 867 8080.