Fairfax, VA Breast Augmentation Specialist
Top rated plastic surgeon Dr. Suh offers breast augmentation at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center in Fairfax, VA. We are here to help you reach your breast enhancement goals. Contact us today for more information on how Victoria Plastic Surgery Center can help. We are open 5 days a week and conveniently located at 8503 Arlington Blvd #130, Fairfax VA, 22031.
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Is breast augmentation day surgery?
Which breast augmentation surgery is best?
How long do breast implants last?
Can I replace my breast implants?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Millions of procedures have been performed, with hundreds of thousands performed every year. Breast augmentation is a safe procedure, and is performed with satisfying results.
Generally, this procedure will be performed once under general anesthesia, ensuring that you are in a comfortable sleep state throughout. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon places an implant in the breast to increase the size and fullness of a woman’s breasts. Implants are available in options of a soft silicone shell filled with silicone gel or saline (saltwater).
As it is a surgical procedure, breast augmentation is usually done in a hospital or surgery center but does not typically require an overnight stay. If there are any complications during surgery, it may be required to stay in the hospital for observation and medical care for a period of time.
During your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon, you will be able to discuss your goals and reasons for wanting this cosmetic procedure. Your plastic surgeon will then help develop a realistic expectation of what this type of surgical procedure can do for you, giving you the most desirable results that meet your goals.
The most common breast procedure is breast augmentation. A breast augmentation almost always refers to the placement of implants to increase — or augment — the size of the breasts. However, you can also augment/increase the size of your breasts without implants.
Breast Implants – Breast implants are effective for women who are unhappy with the fullness of their breasts or women with two different sized breasts. The placement of implants requires a simple surgical procedure that is typically performed under IV sedation.
Breast Lift – Small size is one of the most frequent complaints about breasts, sagging or unshapely breasts are also often the reason women seek breast surgery. Age, childbirth, breastfeeding, and genetic factors can all contribute to sagging breasts. Fortunately, you can fight back against gravity and enjoy perky breasts once again through a breast lift procedure.
Fat Transfer – The third option to enhance your breasts is the only one among the three that is minimally-invasive, meaning a less-invasive form of surgery. Fat transfer to breast allows women to fill and contour their breasts in the most natural way possible. It is ideal for the woman who wants to enhance her breasts and who also has excess fat elsewhere on her body. To get good results from the fat transfer, your breasts should already have a good shape and skin tone, and you should be aware that you’ll only see a modest increase in volume.
One of the most commonly asked questions by plastic surgery patients is this one: How long will my results last? This is a very reasonable question. Most things in life don’t last forever, but the more we pay for something, whether it’s breast implants or a new car, the longer we expect it to last.
In the case of breast implants, there isn’t a straightforward answer. Some women may keep their original breast implants to something approaching “forever,” and some may need breast implant revision surgery just a few years after their original breast augmentation. The question of when, or whether, you should change your implants depends on whether you experience any complications after your initial augmentation.
Below are 5 signs that it may be time to replace your breast implants:
1. Your saline breast implants hurt – If your saline implants are uncomfortable, tender, sore, or just straight up hurting, you may want to visit your local doctor for a breast revision.
2. Your breast implant is moving or rotating – Saline implants are silicon-shelled implants that are filled with sterile salt-water when in place.
3. Your breast implant has changed shape – This may be the result of implant rupture and should be checked by your doctor.
4. Your breast implant is wrinkling or rippling – Saline breast implants, at times, can develop ripples that can either be seen or felt under the skin.
5. You’re unhappy with your breast implants – One of the most common reasons women get breast implant replacements is simply because they are unhappy with the shape and size, often wishing they had gone bigger.
If you or someone you know is unhappy with their breasts, come to Victoria Plastic Surgery Center today! We have a team of kind and caring experts who run a professional and discreet practice. Contact our office to talk with an expert today. To schedule an appointment at our clinic, visit us online or give us a call!