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Bathing Breast Augmentation
A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wear or share?: You could conceivably wear a bathing suit in recovery but i presume that is not what you really mean which i believe is to share the benefits of your procedure, swim and tan, etc. Those are several other issues and may vary from 1 week to several weeks and are effected by implant pocket, size, lift, constriction, asymmetry, incisions, bathing suit design, skin tension, complexion, muscle release, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, temporarily: Often, nipple sensitivity is increased initially. This can be way too much, at first. Within few weeks, this subsides toward normal. Unfortunately, breast augmentation can also cause permanent loss of nipple sensation on one or both sides, due to injury to the nerves in the breast. This is very rare, but, if it happens to you, it is of little conciliation that it happens very infrequently! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgeons vary: Surgeons vary in their recommendations following surgery with some recommending limited activity and compression dressings while some even make their patients sleep on their breasts the day after surgery.. Inwouldmdiscuss this with your surgeon. An increasing number are adopting a regimen of "rapid recovery" exercises. See video: http://youtu.be/lJs9tr75b70 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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