3 Things to Know About Breast Implants

3 Things to Know About Breast Implants | Dr. John Park, Newport Beach

3 Things to Know About Breast Implants

Breast implants can help women increase self-confidence and boost self-esteem. At John Park MD Plastic Surgery, a number of breast surgery choices are available including breast implants with a range of implant types. During a consultation, your surgeon will comprehensively cover everything you’d like to know about the surgery. Here are a few things to know about breast implants as you consider embarking on this journey:

1. Breast implants can and should look natural. A reputable surgeon will ensure natural-looking breast implants that are safe and fulfill the patient’s desired shape. In recent years, placing breast implants beneath the chest muscles (instead of on top of them) has dramatically helped implants look even more natural.

2. Women should wait until they are finished having biological children and breastfeeding. In rare cases, breast implants can disrupt breastfeeding. However, in most cases, women with implants can breastfeed. Pregnancy along with fluctuating breast size can also cause breast skin laxity. Although implants are safe during pregnancy, a woman may desire a breast lift post-partum. It’s usually best to wait for cosmetic surgeries to the breast and belly until after a woman is sure she won’t have future biological children.

3. There’s a type of breast implant for every woman. Silicone and saline are the two most common types of breast implants. Saline is liquid-based, and if it leaks (which is rare), saline is safely absorbed by the body. Silicone can also leak in rare instances, and although silicone isn’t dangerous to the body, the breast implant won’t lose its shape. Regardless of what type of breast implant a woman chooses, it’s always a good idea to see a cosmetic surgeon for regular checkups and to make sure the breast implants are doing well.

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Breast implants are often part of a breast augmentation surgery, which includes a breast lift (removal of excess breast skin). Learn more about breast implants when you schedule a consultation with John Park MD Plastic Surgery.