Breast Augmentation: What you should know
Breast Augmentation and contouring of the breast requires precision and good clinical judgment on the part of your physician. Research and detailed consultation with your surgeon is the key. One should be cautious when dealing with discount clinician or situations in which a consultant performed the pre-surgical evaluation and not the surgeon.
Several variables can affect the outcome of your surgery. These variables can include nipple / areola position, ptosis or breast sagginess, skin thickness, amount of glandular vs. fat tissue, chest wall size and various breast measurements. In addition, some patients may be better off with saline implants, while silicone implants may be better for others.
There is a wide array of breast implants on the market. These range from “gummie bear”, cohesive gel, anatomical, moderate profile, high profile and textured to name a few.
Unfortunately, many surgeons take the cookie cutter approach and substitute size for quality. It is much easier for a plastic surgeon to place over sized implants in order to fill out any loose skin or saggy breasts then to place a smaller implant and perform a breast lift or skin tightening procedure. Although many patients do not want to hear about additional incisions or scarring involved with lifting procedure, newer techniques have been developed which can make the scarring virtually undetectable. Simply put, if the breast implant size goes beyond what your breast dimensions and chest wall size dictate, then your recovery may be more painfull, prolonged, and your long term results unsatisfactory. This may significantly increase chance of having revision surgery, and most likely more extensive surgery in order to correct the problem. The old saying is true: “Do it right the first time.”
At Cosmetic Surgical Art Center, Dr. Robert Marouk prides himself on performing breast analysis, chest wall dimensions, as well as customizing your implant size, style and shape in order to achieve the best result for each patient. Dr. Marouk understands that breast contour and size is vital to any women’s self esteem and overall feeling of well being.
Cosmetic surgery should cause minimal trauma to the skin, breast tissue or muscle. This requires minimal bleeding technique, and “no touch” implant placement so that inflammation and stimulation of thick, painful scarring is minimized. Secondary to techniques first developed by Dr. Marouk during his tenure in Philadelphia, bruising after breast augmentation is extremely rare (less than 4%). This results in much faster healing and less down time. Most of Dr. Marouk’s patients return to work in 4 – 5 days.
In closing use your “gut” instinct to guide you in choosing your Doctor. If a surgeon hurries things a long during a consult or if you are scrambling to ask questions quickly because you can “feel” the consult is moving at warped speed perhaps you should avoid that surgeon. If attention to detail is limited during your consultation it most often will lead to limited attention after your surgery. We hear it time and time again how offices cared a lot less after the surgery and that will not be the case at Cosmetic Surgical Art Center. Our testimonials echo this fact.
Below is an actual patient of Dr. Marouk’s before and after Breast Augmentation.