What You Need to Know about a Boob Job
Perhaps you have considered breast augmentation in the past but have put off the actual procedure because you are unsure what the process will be like. Unfortunately, this could make you miss out on the life-changing experience breast augmentation can be for many women. If you are not satisfied with the size or appearance of your breasts, Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art wants you to know what you can expect from the procedure to help you determine if a boob job is the right choice for you.
The first step in the breast augmentation process is to schedule your 30-minute consultation with Dr. Mashhadian. During this meeting, you will discuss your specific concerns and your cosmetic goals. Dr. Mashhadian will also review your medical history and current health status to determine whether breast augmentation will be a safe and successful procedure for you. By the end of your consultation, you should feel comfortable with your choice of breast augmentation and prepared to move forward with the process.
There are a number of decisions you will need to make before you are ready to undergo breast augmentation. While these choices may seem overwhelming at first, keep in mind that they allow you to tailor your surgical procedure to your specific needs and desired results. Some of the decisions you and Dr. Mashhadian will work through together include:
- Implant type – saline or silicone
- Size and profile of implant
- Shape of implant – round or teardrop
- Placement of implant – over or under the chest muscle
- Incision placement – areola, breast crease, armpit or belly button
These decisions will all be made prior to your procedure so you know precisely what to expect on the day of your surgery.
Breast augmentation can be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia or local with sedation. The entire procedure typically takes about one-and-a-half hours to complete. During the surgery, Dr. Mashhadian will make the incisions decided upon by the two of you and insert the implants into the breast tissue. If saline implants are used, they will be filled with a sterile saline solution once the shells or in place. Since silicone implants come pre-filled, they are simply placed into the breast tissue as is.
After the implants are in place, Dr. Mashhadian will close the incisions using tiny sutures to minimize visible scarring afterward. If the incision was made in the belly button, there will not be any concern over scarring. You will remain in our recovery area for observation for a period of time before you are released to go home for your recovery.
You will receive a special surgical bra after your procedure, which will hold your breasts in place until they are fully healed from the procedure. Some bruising and swelling is normal after this surgery, but Dr. Mashhadian provides his patients with a speedy recovery supplement. This helps speed the healing time up to 50% allowing for faster recovery from bruising, swelling, and pain associated with surgeries.
Most of our patients are back to the majority of their activities within about one week after their surgery.
If you have been considering breast augmentation, but have been putting it off due to your uncertainty over what to expect, perhaps now is the time to move forward. Contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500 to find out how we can help you make your aesthetic goals a reality.