Breast Augmentation Surgery F.A.Q

Breast Augmentation Surgery F.A.Q

- February 19, 2018

How long does it take for scars to completely fade after breast augmentation surgery?

After breast augmentation surgery, It can take 12 months or longer for a new scar to fade. But this time can change according to the factors like patient’s age, their skin type, post-op scar care, the type of the original incision was close…

Besides, It’s important to keep the scars out of the sun until they are faded.

What age do the breasts stop developing?

Generally, breast development has slowed or neared completion by age 18 to 20, but changes continue throughout your life, according to your weight loss/gain, genetics, pregnancy, and age. These conditions can all affect your breasts over a lifetime.

What causes the loss of sensation after breast augmentation surgery?

There are two types of loss of feeling; in the nipple and cleavage area. Lose sensation in the cleavage area is more common, but the loss of nipple sensation can also be seen.

After breast augmentation, loss of sensation can occur, but it is usually only temporary.

When your breasts are swollen and healing, there can be some decreased sensation but it takes nearly few months after surgery.

What are signs of a hematoma after breast augmentation surgery?

After breast augmentation, It’s important to recognize Hematomas and treat for promptly to avoid secondary complications.

Signs of a hematoma are bruising, extensive and progressive or worsening swelling on one side, and intense sudden onset pain on one side and Hematomas require re-operative surgery for to control bleeding and evacuate residual blood within the breast pocket.

If you have any of these, I recommend you to contact your surgeon immediately.

How long should I quit breastfeeding before breast augmentation surgery?

In general, the breast has to be completely dry before the surgery because the nipple and breast ducts could carry bacteria and if you leak during breast implant surgery, there is a possibility that you could contaminate the implants.

How long can I take a shower after breast augmentation surgery?

After breast augmentation surgery, I usually recommend delaying shower for at least 48 to 72 hours. After that, patients easily can take a shower but not submerging themselves in a bathtub or hot tub for at least 2 weeks.

However, following your surgeon’s recommendation it is still the best option because, in each breast surgery, different conditions can occur.

What are the effects of smoking on breast augmentation results?

First of all, not for only breast augmentation surgery, Smoking before or after the surgery should be avoided.

Smoking damages the airway and makes it more difficult to clear secretions which increases the risk of a pulmonary infection.

I recommend to my patients that to be free of nicotine for at least 2 weeks days because nicotine constricts blood vessels which can delay wound healing.

How soon can I swim after breast augmentation surgery?

You can go swimming after your incisions are completely healed from your surgery and the healing procedure will take 3-4 weeks.

You should also make sure that your incisions should be protected from sun exposure, otherwise, the scars will become more noticeable.

However, as long as you are protected from sunshine, you can go scuba diving, or spearfishing, etc…

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