If you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift, or breast reduction surgery in San Diego or La Jolla, visiting our San Diego Breast Surgery Office is a great way to find out all the information you wish to know before deciding to undergo breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift. We understand that our patients want to be educated about breast surgery before they come into our office for a consultation. We have compiled some of the frequently asked breast surgery questions that our San Diego breast enhancement staff members hear.
Q. How safe are breast implants?
A. They are safe now and they have always been safe despite the adverse publicity they have received. Actually, there are now six major medical studies demonstrating that there is no link between breast implants and systemic disease.
Q. Are breast implants placed above or below the muscle?
A. Usually breast implants are placed under the muscle to give a more natural look and feel. Occasionally, they are placed above the muscle to fill out breasts that have sagged over time. You can discuss with your doctor which choice is right for you when you have your initial plastic surgery consultation at our San Diego Breast Surgery Office.
Q. How is breast and nipple sensitivity affected by breast augmentation?
A. The sensitivity of the nipple complex can be affected by breast surgery; however, whether sensitivity is increased, decreased, or the same as before varies greatly from person to person. You may find that shortly after breast augmentation, your nipples are completely numb. When sensation returns, they will likely be extra sensitive before sensation returns to normal. This change in sensitivity is caused by postsurgical swelling, elongation of nerves, and the lower half of the breast stretching as the implant settles. It usually takes 6 to 12 months before final sensitivity is decided.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact our San Diego Breast Surgeons for an initial breast enhancement consultation. During your consultation, you can discuss your breast surgery goals with one of our Breast Surgeons, tour our La Jolla Breast Surgery Office, and meet our talented cosmetic surgery staff.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
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