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I did a breast Augmentation 3 years ago under the muscle. Is it safe to wear a push up bra?

I did a breast Augmentation 3 years ago under the muscle. Is it safe to wear a push up bra?

Yes: At this point it should not be a concern. I encourage you to remain in contact with the surgeon who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants?

Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants?

Compression Bra: Each surgeon is different with what he/she recommends. Generally, if you want the breasts to be supported while performing a sport, it is best to wear a supportive sports bra. This is especially true for those that have larger breast implants. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants? I am considering breast augmentation with implants, is there a type that is recommended for someone who spends a lot of sports year-round running

Is a compression bra always recommended during sports for those who had a breast augmentation with implants? I am considering breast augmentation with implants, is there a type that is recommended for someone who spends a lot of sports year-round running

Generally : Generally after breast augmentation, we ask patients to refrain from excessive exercise for a period of two weeks. After this you are able to return to most activities as long as they are not causing you pain. It is important not to mask pain at this point with pain medications but rather listen to your body as it tells you what it can and cannot do during the recover process. After two or three months your result should be fairly stable. We generally tell our patients to go out and enjoy themselves and live their lives to the fullest, after all, breast implants are supposed to make your life better, not confine you to living in a bubble forever. That being said, just as women with larger natural breasts benefit from support during vigorous, high impact activities, you may now find your self pleasantly surprised to be in the same situation. The short answer is listen to your body. If you find your neck, back, or breast strained by certain activities, then you should use a well fitted sports bra for those activities. Make sure it fits your new breasts properly without distorting them and never be afraid to ask your surgeon to double check the fit if you have any questions. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How soon can I wear a bathing suit after 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 more

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How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

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 more

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How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

3wks 24x7 then noc?: I usually have my patients where this band for 3 weeks on a continual basis 24x7 and then switch to nightly wear for an additional 3 weeks if they remain high riding. I have an instructional video on youtube: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?V=gwndv66zgxy for these exercises as well as an app "placik protocol". ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

2 weeks for beach: Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...Read more

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What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should i try out different sizes so that i can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should i try out different sizes so that i can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

Cup sizes : Cup size is a measurements used for bras it is measured around your back and the widest part of your breasts usually the middle. You can go to a department store and get sized but this will vary from 1 store to another. Surgeons use exact and precise volume measured in cc. Trying on different sizers is one of the best methods to get an idea of what volume you should get with a surgeons input. ...Read more

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I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

Probably not: Most insurance plans don't cover breast augmentation. For the specifics of your coverage, call your insurance company. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

Many but +outweigh-: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc. ...Read more

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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

What is stem cell breast augmentation?

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 more

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Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Eventually.: You should be able to sleep on your abdomen after breast augmentation surgery. For some patients this may take 2 to 3 months before they feel comfortable doing so. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Moderately: Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. ...Read more

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How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

Very Safe.: In the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. It must be performed either in a surgicenter or an accredited surgical facility. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation : Most women describe breast augmentation pain as similar to a good chest workout at the gym. Narcotic pain medicine is usually taken for a day or two, then a lot of women will switch to Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Early stretching and lifting the arms makes recovery quicker and manageable. ...Read more

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Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more