One of the primary decisions during breast augmentation is what type of implants to get. Over 95% of the patients in my private practice choose silicone implants. Silicone implants tend to feel and look more natural than saline. Also, silicone implants are less likely to show visible wrinkles or folds. Visible rippling can be an issue in thinner women who have less natural breast tissue.
Women who chose silicone implants now have the option of choosing "gummy bear" or traditional highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Most women in Portland tend to prefer the highly cohesive gel implants over gummy bear implants. The reason is because of the natural look and feel.
The decision whether to have your breast augmentation before or after you have kids can be challenging.
The answer really depends on your goals. For women who are considering having children within the next 1-2 years, Dr. Hayes typically recommends that women wait 3-6 months after their baby is born, or 3-6 months after nursing if they choose to breast feed.
For women who would like children, but are unsure regarding specific timing than they can have an augmentation at any time. It's important to know that breast augmentation will not affect your ability to nurse your baby, it does not affect your breast milk, and also won't affect your ability to undergo routine mammography (breast imaging).
When considering breast augmentation make sure you find a board certified plastic surgeon who will take the time to answer all of your questions and explain all of your options, so that you can decide if breast augmentation is right for you.
You've got a busy life, so if you're considering breast augmentation surgery, make sure that your recovery is as smooth as possible. Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed procedure for Dr. Austin Hayes and he specializes in 24-hour breast augmentation recovery.
Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO discussing a 24 hour recovery.
If you're having a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. We discussed how to choose the right size in a separate blog post, but how do you choose the right shape?
Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant shape to meet their goals.
If you've decided to have a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. It can seem like the number of choices is overwhelming. Implants come in different shapes, sizes, and shell textures. They can be filled with silicone or saline. How do you choose the correct implant? What size should you choose? Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant size. We'll cover choosing the right shape in a separate blog.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland, Seattle, and Hood River.