Breast augmentation is a procedure whereby breast volume is restored or increased and/or breast shape changed via the use of silicone or saline implants. To ensure the results of your breast augmentation look natural and beautifully complement the rest of your physique, it is essential to utilize a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, like Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, who offers both technical expertise and an artistic eye.
Breast Augmentation Candidates
You may be a suitable breast augmentation candidate if you are self-conscious of your breasts. In particular, the following characteristics describe ideal candidates for breast augmentation:
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You feel that your breasts are too small
- Your breasts have lost volume following weight loss, pregnancy or the natural aging process
- You feel that your breasts are asymmetrical or of different sizes
During a consultation with Dr. Abdullah, he will discuss the breast augmentation procedure with you in more detail while performing a physical examination and asking you questions about your medical history. He will verify that you are in good health and will inquire about your expectations of surgery to ensure they are reasonable and realistic. If Dr. Abdullah determines that you are, indeed, a good candidate for breast augmentation, he will develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific goals.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their homes. Following the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Abdullah will make a discreet incision on the breast, creating a “pocket” for the insertion of the breast implant. The location of the incision depends on numerous factors, each of which Dr. Abdullah will discuss with you during the consultation. Following the insertion of the implant, Dr. Abdullah will close the incision with sutures.
Modern silicone implants, commonly referred to as “gummy bear implants,” feature a semi-solid, cohesive gel. These advanced silicone implants are considered the gold standard by many plastic surgeons due to their natural-looking shape and texture, as well as their ability to hold that shape over time. What's more, modern silicone implants are less likely to rupture, making them safer for patients.
Recovery from Breast Augmentation
In the days following the breast augmentation procedure, patients generally experience swelling and slight pain that subsides within approximately one week of the procedure. During the first few days following the procedure, plan to rest at home, drink plenty of fluids and eat light meals. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Abdullah may advise you to implement massage techniques to ensure breast implants settle into the proper position. Dr. Abdullah will provide detailed aftercare instructions for incision care, pain control and follow-up appointments. In addition, he will advise when you may return to work and/or regular activities. Generally speaking, most patients return to work and normal activities in one week after having breast augmentation.
Scheduling a Breast Augmentation Consultation
If you’re interested in undergoing breast augmentation, contact Dr. Abdullah’s office at (701) 293-7408 or 800-352-0587 to schedule a personal consultation at his Fargo practice, or fill out the form below: