Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance breast size, and create a more balanced, feminine figure. The surgery involves placing implants, either beneath the natural breast tissue or beneath the chest muscles to create a natural-looking breast mound.
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
The vast majority of women who have undergone breast augmentation will have no problem breastfeeding children. Today’s surgical techniques leave the glands and ducts intact, so there should not be any impact on nursing. However, it is important that you inform Dr. Kim if you plan to breastfeed in the future, so a periareolar incision (around the nipple) is avoided, just to be safe. There is no evidence that breast implants affect the quality of breast milk in any way.
Can breast implants improve my sagging breasts?
For a very few women with minor sagging, adding breast implants can “take up the slack” and restore a perky appearance to their breasts. The more common scenario, however, is that the weight of the breast implants will actually make sagging worse. Since there is extra skin which has lost much of its elasticity, the implants pull sagging breasts down farther. This is why we commonly perform breast augmentation along with a breast lift.
When can I start wearing regular underwire bras?
The typical rule of thumb is to wait six to eight weeks before wearing a push-up or underwire bra. The underwires can irritate the incisions, ultimately preventing them from healing properly. These bras also push the breast implants upward, which can displace the implants, affecting the beauty and symmetry of your results.
Do breast implants come with a warranty?
Dr. Kim uses the Natrelle brand breast implants, which come with a lifetime warranty for implant ruptures. The cost of the implants, both saline and silicone, is always covered by Allergan in the event of a rupture or deflation. Regarding the silicone implants, if the implant rupture occurs within ten years of implant placement, Allergan will reimburse the patient up to $3,500 towards the surgical costs. Allergan also provides a 10-year warranty against capsular contracture on their silicone breast implants.
Why choose Dr. Kim for your breast augmentation?
Dr. Kim is a dedicated, board-certified plastic surgeon who listens carefully to each woman’s expectations and hopes for her breast augmentation procedure. Her extensive experience in performing breast augmentation makes it possible to create plump, rounded breasts that appear youthful and natural.
Dr. Kim strives to create beautifully proportionate and flattering results by selecting breast implants that complement your natural figure. In your initial one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim, she will determine whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation and will craft a custom surgical plan designed to meet your breast appearance goals. As an Allergan Black Diamond provider, Dr. Kim is among the top one percent of Allergan breast implant providers nationwide.