The surgical procedure involves the insertion of an individually selected implant formulated to give the look and feel of natural breast tissue. The technique for inserting the implants depends on your individual shape, but usually involves an incision concealed in the breast fold, areola, or armpit.
Implants may be placed either on top of or under the chest muscle, depending upon the individual characteristics of each patient.
Mammograms should be done after Breast Augmentation at age appropriate intervals. Please be sure to alert the technician that you have breast implants. Breastfeeding is still an option even after having a breast augmentation. We just ask that you make us aware of this when planning your surgery.
Dr. Julene Samuels and her office staff will give you specific instructions regarding surgical preparation. This includes medications to avoid, eating and drinking, as well as smoking.
If you smoke, be prepared to quit 2 weeks prior to your surgery and not resume for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Medications to avoid include Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and any vitamins or herbs.
The surgery will be done under either a local anesthetic with sedation or under light general anesthesia in an outpatient surgical facility, with the option of an overnight stay.
The surgery may be performed at:
- Baptist Eastpoint (no overnight stay - special pricing available at this facility) - Website
- Jewish Hospital Downtown
- Baptist Hospital East
- Jewish Hospital Medical Center East
- Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Recovery time varies from two to ten days. Patients may resume most normal activities at 4 weeks but no strenuous physical activity for 6 weeks.
Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation - Dr. Samuels learned this technique of breast augmentation in Dallas while training. It limits recovery time to mere days. Many patients comment that they are out to dinner or shopping immediately. This technique has been shown to drastically reduce recovery time and revision rates. View this blog posting to learn more.
You can also view my blog on revisionary surgery or as I have called it The "Hidden Costs" of Procedures.
Patients should be able to return to work within a few days, depending upon the level of activity required for their job.
Sutures will dissolve on their own.
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