Breast augmentation (enhancing the breast with implantation) is a popular procedure here in the islands of Hawaii and worldwide. Getting breast implants is a very personal decision and if you are considering enhancing the size and look of your breasts or want to reconstruct your breast(s) after surgery from cancer or trauma, there are a few important things to consider before undergoing breast augmentation in Hawaii.
Understanding Proportions: When deciding what type and size of implants you want to enhance your body with, you’ll want to be sure and take your body frame into account. For example, petite women may choose a more conservative implant while tall or athletic women may opt for larger implants. We’ll make sure we discuss what’s best for your body type to ensure your satisfaction with the final results.
Activity Level: Discuss all of your hobbies and activities with us so you won’t have to miss out on your favorite things to do.
Type of Implant: New varieties of implants come out all the time so don’t hesitate to ask what types are available for you when you come in for your consultation. Depending on the reason you are looking to get breast augmentation will also factor in to what type of implant you’ll want to consider. For example, if you’re seeking reconstructive surgery you might want to consider an anatomical implant placed above the muscle. On the other hand, if you want rounded, fuller breasts, consider a round implant usually placed underneath the muscle.
Routes of Entry: While some plastic surgeons go through the belly button, below the breast, or below the areola, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS only goes through the armpit for primary breast augmentations. This leaves little to no scar and gives the experienced surgeon the ability to stop bleeding and position the implants correctly.
Recovery Time: Hawaii is one of the best places to have your breast augmentation because not only do you have the best plastic surgeons to choose from but also the opportunity to recover in paradise. But be prepared to take it easy for quite a while after you breast augmentation procedure. The muscles of your chest along with a lot of other tissue were disturbed so take the post-surgical instructions seriously to avoid injuring yourself or interfering with the healing of your brand new breasts.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS!