1. Which is Better – Saline or Silicone?
Silicone implants have a more natural feel to them. While saline implants are also made from silicone, that’s just the outer shell. They’re filled with sterile water which makes them more firm to the touch.
The two implant types can feel similar once they’re in place. I personally think the silicone implants feel softer, and I find they’re preferred by most patients.
2. What’s the Recovery Like?
Most patients need 3 days right after the procedure to take pain medication and recuperate. After that, they can drive and go to work as long as their work doesn’t involve strenuous use of the arms. Patients with highly physical jobs may have to take off 4 weeks or more.
During recovery you’ll wear a special bra that we provide, and later on a sports bra for support.
3. Can I get a breast lift and breast augmentation at the same time?
Yes. This is very common, especially among women who have had multiple pregnancies. During breastfeeding their breasts lost shape and elevation.These can be restored at the same time.
However, not everyone is a candidate for this multiple procedure. It depends on factors such as your breast size, how much extra skin you have, the nipple position and so forth.
This question can only be answered during a physical consultation. Virtual consultations — sending me photos or videos online – are not effective. Skin quality is an important factor, and I can only evaluate that properly in person.