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Are Breast Implants Safe?

What can I expect with Breast Augmentation Orange County and the safety of Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation Orange County will give you a look you want and improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. Mammaplasty is a major procedure, and you may have questions and concerns. It's important to understand the steps and what you can expect to allow you to make an informed decision.

What is breast augmentation?

This breast enhancement technique is used by plastic surgeons to increase a woman's breast size. It also restores the volume of breasts that have lost through surgery or weight loss.

What are my expectations from beginning to end?

Dr. Bunkis will meet with you, once you schedule your cosmetic consultation. He will discuss the surgery and your goals with you. Together, you will determine whether you need saline or silicone implants and what size you want to be.

Dr. Bunkis will discuss the option of either a subglandular breast implant placement or a submuscular placement. The subglandular placement allows for faster recovery and is less painful. However, the implants are easier to see and feel through the skin than submuscular placement. While this option has a longer recovery process, the result is more natural looking and allows for easier imaging with a mammography.

You'll also discuss your long-term goals for the procedure. Our team at Orange County Plastic Surgery will help you develop realistic expectations for what the procedure can and can't-do.

How long does the surgery last?

It can take between one and three hours, depending on the type of procedure and anesthesia used. Dr. Bunkis will give you an expected timeline for your particular surgical plan.

How long does recovery take?

Many women can begin normal activities within a few days. You will be limited to more strenuous activities for a few weeks. Each person's recovery is unique, and Dr. Bunkis can give you a more accurate timeline.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

You should be healthy and at least 18 years old. You should not be pregnant or nursing or have any other significant health conditions. Dr. Bunkis will go over your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery.

Does breast augmentation last forever?

Many times, additional surgeries may be necessary for the future to maintain the look or to replace the implants. Dr. Bunkis will be able to tell you what to expect as time goes by once you have the procedure.

Are breast implants safe?

In the past, silicone gel implants were discovered to be dangerous to some women. However, new processes have been put in place to ensure all implants are safe for this procedure. You should always talk to your doctor about any concerns you have.

Is breast augmentation an inpatient or outpatient procedure?

In most cases, your surgery will be an outpatient basis. You can go home the same day, but they will be limited to activities and may require help with some routine tasks.

If you're considering breast augmentation in Orange County, but not sure if you are ready for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bunkis to learn more about it. Create a list of questions you can ask him. His answers will help you make an educated decision.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.