Your Breast Augmentation Surgery- What Happens During the Procedure?

Are you looking forward to your breast augmentation? Preparing for surgery can be a little nerve wracking, but the good news is, this breast surgery is relatively short and you won’t feel a thing. This guide will teach you the basics of what will happen during your surgery. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Call and schedule your consultation with one of the best breast surgeons in California, Dr. Sajjadian.

How Long Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?

Breast augmentation surgery typically takes between one hour or more, depending on your situation. The type of incision used, implant type, the presence of breast sagging, and other factors will impact the amount of time you’ll spend in surgery. Dr. Sajjadian can give you a better idea of what to expect from your surgery at your consultation or pre-operative appointments.

What Should I Wear on the Day of Surgery?

We recommend that you come in for your surgery wearing comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and take off. Loose, button up tops are especially helpful after breast augmentation. Many women have a hard time lifting their arms right after surgery and a shirt that can easily slide on will be the most comfortable. Many women also opt for loose, comfortable pants and slip on shoes.

Where Will You Place the Incision?

Several different incision types can be used for breast augmentation. Each incision type has its benefits. Dr. Sajjadian commonly uses incisions under the arm (in the armpit area), around the areola, or under the breast to place implants. In some cases he uses the TUBA technique, placing the implant through an incision near the belly button. We’ll discuss your options and make recommendations based on your unique situation.

Will My Implants be Placed Over or Under the Chest Muscle?

Implants can be placed over or under the pectoral muscle. Both options have benefits, but the submuscular placement is typically the preferred choice for the most natural look, with the lowest risk of capsular contracture. Dr. Sajjadian can provide personalized advice during your consultation.

Is Breast Augmentation Always Performed Under General Anesthesia?

Breast augmentation is best performed under general anesthesia. Currently this is the safest approach for this surgery and provides the best results.

When Can I Go Home After Surgery?

Most patients return home shortly after their surgery to recover. You’ll need someone to drive you and to provide care during the initial hours after your surgery.

The breast augmentation surgery itself might be a bit intimidating, but the good news is, it is over quickly and is the first step to your best breasts. Call and schedule your consultation with top breast surgeon Dr. Sajjadian today.