Breast Augmentation Quick Facts
Breast augmentation (breast implant surgery) is the number one cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who takes pride in his ability to combine the highest level of technical expertise with an exceptional artistic vision and keen aesthetic sense in order to produce outstanding, yet natural looking breast augmentation results.
Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Best Candidates: Women who want to enhance the size of their breasts, are in good health, have reasonable expectations and whom are not pregnant or nursing.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation: Larger breasts with a natural look and feel. Many women experience a significant boost to their self-esteem and an increase in self-confidence.
Length of Procedure: From 1 to 2 hours.
Inpatient/Outpatient: Outpatient surgery
Where: Dr. Glatt performs all of his breast augmentation surgeries at either Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital outpatient center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center or Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)
Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation: General anesthesia, which puts the patient completely to sleep. This is necessary so the muscle can be fully “relaxed” for the implant to be easily placed beneath it.
Dressings and After Care for Breast Augmentation: Dr. Glatt’s patients go home wrapped in a stretchy band (tube top) that needs to remain on until the first post op visit 2 days later. At this visit the patient will bring a few different types and size sports bras, this sports bra must be worn as much as possible for 3 weeks.
Recovery Time of Breast Augmentation: After surgery most patients experience fatigue, swelling, and only moderate discomfort. Most patients are driving within 6-7 days after their breast augmentation surgery. It is extremely important not to perform strenuous activities for the first 3 weeks while you are recovering from surgery. After that, you can gradually increase your activity level.
Medication after Breast Augmentation: Dr. Glatt provides his patients with all of their prescriptions prior their surgery so they readily available once they arrive home. Typically most patients require the use of pain medication for 2-3 days. Then a muscle relaxant such as Valium may be used for another 2-3 days which helps with muscle spasms. You will also be provided with an antibiotic to guard against infection.
The colder months are a great time for Breast Augmentation surgery to be ready for next summer, so book your consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Glatt, today.