Questions About Breast Augmentation

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

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Will everyone know I have breast implants?

There are a number of reasons women choose breast augmentation, from increasing breast size to improving asymmetrical breasts or restoring a more youthful appearance following childbirth. Whether you’re seeking a subtle, natural look or a more noticeably voluptuous appearance, board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn can guide you through the various breast enhancement options to help you achieve the look you desire.

How long will my breast implants last?

There are a number of factors that will impact the lifespan of your breast implants, including your lifestyle, implant type, breast implant placement choice, and the natural effects of aging. Generally speaking, breast implants will not require replacement unless a complication such as a rupture occurs.

Is breast augmentation dangerous?

While there are risks associated with any surgical procedure, complications from breast augmentation are rare. Both saline and silicone breast implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following extensive clinical study, and neither has been proven to contribute to cancer or other diseases. Dr. Vaughn will discuss the potential risks and side-effects of breast augmentation with you during your breast surgery consultation.

Is breast augmentation painful?

Most breast augmentation surgeries are outpatient procedures that result in minor, temporary discomfort. All Piedmont Plastic Surgery breast augmentation patients are fitted with a pain pump to alleviate discomfort during recovery. The amount of residual short-term pain varies by individual and depends on a number of factors such as your natural healing ability, the size of your breast implants, and the placement of your breast implants.

Do breast implants interfere with mammograms?

Although breast implants may require adjustments by mammogram technicians, they do not prevent the ability to receive an accurate screening. You should inform your physician and/or mammogram technician about the presence of breast implants prior to your mammogram.

Do breast implants interfere with breastfeeding?

Breast implant incisions can be made in a manner that preserves your milk ducts, and most women are able to breastfeed following breast augmentation with no problems. There is also no evidence that mothers with silicone breast implants increase their infants’ risk for health complications by breastfeeding.

If you would like to learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery through our online form or call (864) 605-3151 to schedule your confidential consultation with board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn. We proudly serve patients in Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson, Columbia and Laurens, SC and Augusta, GA.