So many women are unhappy with their bodies, but never opt to do anything about it because they fail to empower themselves with the right information in order to make a decision to take action. Our goal at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami is to empower you with a wealth of information that will help you make the best decision for you.
When it comes to our bodies, we are, unquestionably, our own worst critic. We have a front row seat as we see time warping our bodies and faces into something unfamiliar with its wrinkles and discolorations and added weight that sags here and there. Allow us to insert: you are beautiful and aging doesn’t change that. However, we at Plastic Surgery Institute Miami do understand that believing that sentiment whole heartedly doesn’t change or positively alter your frustrations with your body as time marches on. For that reason, we are deeply committed to your health and safety, and of course, positive results that you long to achieve. The key to achieving positive results in terms of health and safety? Respecting recovery times.
Maybe you’re interested in breast implants, but you’re unsure of the process in terms of the surgery and the recovery. The best thing you can do is educate yourself from the start as to the whole process, and then to meet with your doctor to discuss any questions or concerns.
What Are Breast Implants?
In case you’re unfamiliar, breast implants is when we enhance the size, shape and projection of the breast by using actual implants. Implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and usually come in either saline or silicone. Many women want breast implants, not because they feel their breasts are simply too small, but because they feel as though they’re not proportional to the rest of their body.
Breast Implant Process at the Plastic Surgery Institute Miami
Breast enhancement surgery is performed by experienced, board certified professionals at Plastic Surgery Institute Miami to achieve natural looking, attractive results.
Usually, a typical breast implant surgery is performed by creating one small incision on or near the breast. The incision, most of the time, is less than an inch in length, and can be hidden or concealed strategically. Contrary to popular belief, the operation for breast implants is very quick – lasting usually under an hour. At Plastic Surgery Institute Miami, we do use general anesthesia so that our patients remain safe and completely comfortable during the procedure.
Recovery Time for Breast Implant Procedure
Patients usually take a few days to recover, and it’s in part due to the toll that general anesthesia takes on the body as it reverts back to normal. In addition, we want to make sure that incision stays healthy and in tact, so movement should be limited especially in the first days. Most patients are able to resume normal (moderately active) activities in about one week.
It’s important to keep in mind that no body is the same, so every surgery, though it may be the same in terms of process, is slightly different. What does this mean and have to do with recovery? Recovery times may vary or be slightly different from body to body. What works for one person simply may not work for another. The bottom line in terms of recovery is that it’s important to listen to your body and to respect those warning signs that may suggest you need to slow down and give your body a little more time to heal.
What are those Warning Signs?
Fatigue, tenderness, redness at the incision sight after a few days may suggest that you’re doing too much, too soon, and you should probably slow down. If these signs don’t go away or revert to normal within a few hours of ceasing activity and resting, don’t hesitate to contact our doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami. Your health and safety is a priority, so we welcome questions, thoughts and concerns before and after your surgery.
Now that you’re more familiar with the process in breast implant operations as well as recovery time, what do you think? Do you have questions, or are you interested in consulting with one of our board certified, experienced doctors in Miami? If you are, don’t hesitate to give us a call or simply reach out via our web site.