Thanks to modern techniques and implants, breast augmentation surgery is safer and more precise than ever. If you are interested in getting breast implants but hesitant about the process itself, schedule a consultation with Dr. Desai today. He can answer all of your questions about breast augmentation and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
In general, patients should understand that breast augmentation, like all surgeries, involves a certain level of risk. However, serious complications resulting from breast augmentation surgery are rare. Symptoms such as post-surgical bleeding and infection can be avoided or significantly minimized through attentive pre- and post-operative care. Dr. Desai will carefully follow up with you throughout your recovery process to make sure you are healing correctly.
The entire breast augmentation procedure usually takes about two hours to complete. Upon returning home after surgery, you will be given a supportive bra to prevent any unnecessary strain on your breasts as the incisions heal, and a course of antibiotics to prevent infection. Pain can be controlled through the use of oral medications, or through a local anesthetic drip provided by Dr. Desai.
After about a week of downtime, you can expect to return to your normal activities, although you should avoid rigorous exercise for at least a month. Your final results will not be apparent until swelling has completely subsided, which can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks.
If you have further questions about the breast augmentation process, please contact Dr. Desai today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team.