Self-esteem and self-confidence are often tied to how we feel about our appearance. This can be difficult when there are problem areas that deviate from the aesthetic ideal. For some, breast imperfections can make feeling good about your appearance difficult. Breast implants are a great option for women who are seeking larger more voluptuous breasts. Women considering implants in the Wellington, Vero Beach, and Palm Beach area should visit Jupiter’s Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
What Are Breast Implants?
Breast implants are natural shaped prostheses made of silicon. The silicon is filled with either a saline or silicone gel in order to assure a safe and realistic shape. Once the implants are surgically implanted, the breasts’ volume will increase, creating youthful, natural and long-lasting results.
Benefits of Breast Implants
One of the greatest benefits of breast implants is the ability for women to choose exactly how they want to enhance their natural appearance. Women can opt for small, moderate or big changes depending on their personal goals. Varied sizes are available, whether it’s more of a lift or a multiple cup size increase that is desired.
In addition, breast implants do not interfere with function. Breastfeeding will still be an option after implants. Also, breast health can still be evaluated with a mammogram or X-ray.
Requirements for Breast Implants
Most women are candidates for breast implant surgery. However, women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, are pregnant or lactating or are taking medications that may interfere with anesthesia should not undergo the procedure until their condition has changed. Dr. Koger will review your health history in order to make sure there are no underlying conditions that would prevent a safe and successful surgery. While smoking does not make you unsuitable for the surgery, it may be beneficial to stop smoking for up to two weeks before the procedure.
About Breast Implant Removal
In addition to breast implant surgery, Dr. Koger also performs implant removal. In general, it is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Removal of implants is usually completed in one to two hours. If additional works, such as a breast lift, is required or requested, it will take longer.
In order to remove the implant, the doctor will use the incision that was used during the implant surgery. This will help minimize scarring. In addition to the implant, Dr. Koger may need to remove scar tissue in order to optimize results. Special attention is paid to implants that have ruptured. This may require that surrounding silicone also be removed.
Who Is Breast Implant Removal For?
Breast implant removal may be done for a variety of reasons. As indicated, an implant may need to be removed because of a rupture. However, there are other reasons to seek implant removal. Candidates may want to change the type of implant (from saline to a more natural silicone) or the size and shape of the implant. Some women decide to opt for a lift of their natural breasts, as opposed to their current implant. This often happens when there has been a physical change in the candidate’s age or weight. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Koger will work with each candidate to determine the procedure that will yield the desired outcome.
How Involved is a Breast Implant Procedure?
The breast implant surgery is a routine cosmetic surgery and is an out-patient procedure. It is performed either in a hospital or more commonly in an ambulatory surgery center. After anesthesia is administered, a small incision is made either around the areola or in the breast crease. Through this access incision an implant pocket is created and an implant is inserted. The procedure generally takes about two hours, with an addition two or more hours of recovery time.
How Long is the Recovery After Breast Implants?
Full recovery time varies from patient to patient, but generally, four to six weeks of limited activity is sufficient. During recovery, women may feel soreness or tenderness in the breast area. Swelling is normal and resolves over a few months. Swelling can be minimized by wearing a sports bra for the first month.
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
Since the type and size of implants themselves vary, so does the cost of the implant procedure. Type and technique need to be considered in cost configuration. These can only be determined after a consultation, so cost cannot be determined until then. Cost and payment options will be a part of the consultation process. Our staff will also help determine if medical insurance is applicable and will work with your carrier to get maximum coverage. If insurance coverage is not an option, financing through CareCredit® is available.
If you are in the Palm Beach, Vero Beach or Wellington areas, schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL today! Beautiful, perfect breasts are just a procedure away! Do something for yourself and contact us today!