Deciding to undergo breast augmentation is an important decision that should be well thought out. If you’ve decided to get breast implants before summer, there are some things that you should know about what to expect for your procedure, and how to plan for your recovery.
Preparing for breast augmentation
Getting breast implants is surgery, and the procedure takes time and may involve several or more appointments before it’s all said and done. You’ll start with a consultation with Dr. Preminger, a celebrity plastic surgeon in Manhattan, to discuss your beauty goals. Dr. Preminger will present breast implant types, shape, and options for placement of the implants and discuss specifics related to your upcoming surgical procedure. This is the perfect time to ask any questions that you may have regarding breast augmentation.
You’ll be asked whether you prefer silicone or saline implants. While silicone-based implants provide the most natural look and feel, this implant type does come with some drawbacks that your plastic surgeon can discuss with you during your consultation. Saline implants are known to have a firmer feel, and Dr. Preminger can adjust the size of these implants during surgery. Be sure to ask Dr. Preminger about Gummy Bear and Ideal Implants if you’re interested in newer implant options.
Dr. Preminger performs many of her surgical procedures in her private practice located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The procedure usually takes between 1-2 hours, and you’ll be put under general anesthesia for the surgery. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning no overnight stays in a hospital, so you’ll get to go home afterward. You may experience pain, bleeding, swelling, and bruising, although these side effects will subside during your recovery. Dr. Preminger recommends having someone drive you to and from your surgery and plan on having a trusted individual stay with you for the first day or two following surgery.
Most individuals return to work within about a week, and light exercise, such as taking walks, is encouraged after two weeks. You’ll also have at least one, maybe two follow-up appointments with Dr. Preminger to assess your healing. Plan on having lots of healthy foods like fruits and veggies to eat during your recovery, and drink plenty of water. You’ll want to avoid using tobacco products as it impedes blood flow and healing. It may take 8-12 weeks for swelling to completely resolve, meaning you’ll be ready to sport your favorite bikini this summer at the beach!
Breast Implants in Manhattan and New York City
If you’re considering breast implants in New York City or are curious how you would look with larger breasts, schedule a 3D consultation with Dr. Preminger to get a glimpse at what your new body would look like. Dr. Preminger is a top-rated plastic surgeon in Manhattan, and you can see many of her before and after photos in our online photo gallery. Ready to schedule your consultation? Call (212) 706-1900 today so that you can hit the beach this summer with total confidence!