Breast implant is a major plastic surgery procedure involving multiple steps. A number of surgical techniques are available today to perform breast implant surgery, but in each case the overall procedure steps usually remain unchanged. The surgeon will tailor the procedure to meet the specific aesthetic needs and goals of the patient.
At the time of initial consultation, the patient will learn about the different steps involved in breast implant surgery. She will gain more familiarity with the procedure, which is necessary to have more confidence in the surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities in Southern, California have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery from experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie.
The first step in the breast implant procedure will be to place the patient under anesthesia. In most cases, the surgeon will use general anesthesia for this procedure. A qualified anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse will administer anesthesia. Following the procedure, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia.
For a few hours after anesthesia, the patient may experience mild side effects of anesthesia, such as nausea and grogginess. She should have some to drive her home once the surgeon allows her to leave. Someone should ideally stay with the patient for the first one or two days to assist with household activities.
Once the patient is placed under anesthesia, the incision placement will be done in pre-determined sites. The surgeon may make the incisions under the breast crease, in the underarm, around the areolar border, or in a few cases, around the navel. These sites will successfully hide the subsequent scars to a significant extent.
At the time of pre-op surgical planning, the decision about the incision location will be taken in consultation with the surgeon. The surgeon will take into account the patient’s unique breast anatomy, the type and size of implants chosen, and her personal cosmetic goals. The surgeon’s goal will be to make the implant plastic surgery less invasive.
Placement of Breast Implants
The surgeon will place the breast implants in front of the pectoral muscle behind the breast tissue or below the pectoral muscle. The placement position will be determined after considering the patient’s breast anatomy, the size of the implants, and the amount of breast skin available. The advantages and limitations of each option will be explained to the patient to help her make a well-considered decision.
When the breast implants are placed and adjusted into the desired position, the incisions will be closed with traditional or absorbable sutures. The surgeon will place temporary drainage tubes under the skin in the incision areas. The patient will be required to keep the incision area clean and dry to mitigate the risk of infection.
The incisions will be initially wrapped in bandages, and then replaced with a special surgical bra. The patient is required to wear this bra at all times for a few weeks. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for
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