Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Gainesville. Breast augmentation can enhance breasts in women whose natural breasts are too small for their frame, whose breasts have changed in size or shape due to pregnancy, nursing or weight changes, or who are simply unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Below are just some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this popular procedure:

What are breast implants made from?

Today, implants are filled with either a cohesive silicone gel or saline. The silicone used is a medical-grade material encased in a soft shell that gives a firm yet natural feel. The saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution encased in a silicone shell.

How do I know what type of implant is best for me?

During your breast augmentation consultation you will discuss your desires and goals in detail. Dr. Allison will go over with you any asymmetries or limitations of your breast anatomy that may affect the implant selection and help you to determine which implant type will best fit your body and provide you with the best cosmetic results.

What should I expect during recovery?

Be sure to give your body the time it needs to rest and heal, and don’t push yourself. Some initial swelling and discomfort are normal and can be relieved by sleeping in an elevated position, applying cold compresses and wearing a compression garment.

When can I resume physical activity after breast augmentation surgery?

A good general guideline is that you can start slowly walking after a week and work up to more aerobic activity as you feel comfortable. Most women can return to their normal exercise routine 2-4 weeks following surgery.

When will I see results?

You’ll notice a change in your breasts immediately after surgery, although your final results won’t be visible until the swelling has dissipated and the implants have settled in place. This typically takes anywhere from six or eight weeks, depending on how your body responds to the surgery.

Can I combine breast augmentation with additional procedures?

Many women combine breast augmentation with a breast lift for more comprehensive results. A breast lift reshapes your existing breast tissue into a more youthful appearance and placement. When combined with implants for additional volume, the result is a high, full breast. Liposuction is another procedure that is often included with breast augmentation. Liposuction in the breast area can offer additional fine-tuning with augmentation, while liposuction in the abdomen and love handles can slim down the waist to accentuate your new curves.

To learn more about breast augmentation in Gainesville or to schedule a surgery consultation, contact Dr. David W. Allison at 703-754-8228 or mdallison.com today.