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Breast Augmentation - Mariotti - May2022

Should You Have Goal Photos for Your Breast Augmentation?

Lots of women bring “goal” or “wish list” photos to their breast augmentation consultation to give their plastic surgeons a better idea of the kinds of results they’d like to achieve. This can be very helpful for a number of reasons. Dream photos help you translate your breast implant goals to your plastic surgeon, as well as help him or her better illustrate things like how cup size translates into implant volume.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best wish photos for your breast augmentation.

1. Choose Photos of Women With Similar Builds as Yours

It’s easier to get a more realistic idea of the kinds of breast implant results you can expect when looking through dream photos of women with similar builds and body shapes as yours.

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3 Regrets Some Women Have about Breast Augmentation

When planning your breast augmentation, you want everything to go perfectly so that you can get the results you’ve been dreaming of. However, there are a few mistakes that some women make during the planning process that might lead to feelings of regret afterward. 

See how to avoid these top three causes of breast augmentation regret to get perfect results from the get-go.

1. Would Have Gone More Natural

One of the biggest challenges that many women have when planning their breast enhancement procedures is deciding what size of implants to get. While going as large as possible might seem like the way to get the most “bang for your buck,” going too big is one of the most common causes of regret after breast augmentation.

3 Ways Breast Augmentation Has Changed over the years

3 Ways Breast Augmentation Has Changed in Recent Years

Medical technology, surgical techniques and aesthetic preferences continue to evolve and improve with each year, paving the way for today’s cutting-edge breast augmentation options. Take a look at three of the latest breast augmentation trends and how they could have a hand in shaping your procedure.

1. Gummy Bear Implants FTW

While officially FDA approved in 2012, gummy bear implants have boomed in popularity in recent years. Gummy bear implants are a new and improved type of silicone breast implant that contains a cohesive silicone gel that retains its shape, even if the shell is broken.

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How Long Does Swelling Last after Breast Augmentation?

Swelling is an inevitable part of recovery after any surgical procedure, including breast enhancement. But many women are surprised to learn how quickly swelling after breast augmentation subsides, gradually revealing their final outcome. 

This timeline of the early stages of breast augmentation recovery can give you an idea of when you can expect swelling and bruising to start dissipating, as well as when you might be able to get back to your normal activities.

1 to 5 Days after Breast Augmentation 

During the first few days after getting breast implants, you’ll want to take it easy at home.

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When To Get Moving After Breast Augmentation [Infographic]

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3 Tips for the Days before Your Breast Augmentation

As your breast augmentation draws nearer, it’s perfectly normal to feel both excited and a little anxious. One great way to help calm your nerves and ensure that your breast enhancement goes smoothly and seamlessly is to prepare for recovery ahead of time.

Not sure what to do before breast augmentation? These tips are a helpful place to start.

  1. Stop Taking Blood-Thinning Supplements and Medications

    Dr. Mariotti will provide you with detailed guidelines to help you prepare for your upcoming breast augmentation. Included in those instructions is a list of common supplements and medications that are known to thin your blood,

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Why Breast Augmentation Can Be Better with a Friend

Now that you’ve scheduled your breast augmentation consultation, you might be wondering whom — if anyone — you should bring along with you.

While this decision is entirely up to you and will depend on your personal preferences, some women find that it’s helpful to bring a friend to their breast implant consult for these reasons.

You’ll Have Moral Support

It can be a bit nerve-wracking to go to a new doctor’s office by yourself, so bringing a supportive friend along can help to calm any butterflies you might have. He or she can also offer moral support during your consultation and help you decide if breast enhancement could be right for you.

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Your Breast Augmentation Recovery [Infographic]

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3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery

Even after having done your research about what to expect after getting breast implants, it can be hard to tell which temporary side effects are normal once you’re in the recovery phase of your journey. To help ease your mind, these are three common symptoms that are typically considered to be normal after breast augmentation.

  1. Your Chest Feels Tight

    It will take some time for your body to adjust to your new implants, so your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable during the initial state of recovery. For most women, tightness begins to dissipate during the first 1 to 2 weeks after breast augmentation.

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Breast Augmentation after Baby: What You Should Know

For some women, changes to their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding — such as deflated or sagging breasts — leave them feeling self-conscious and disheartened. Fortunately, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that can help you look and feel more like yourself again after having children.

If you’re like most women considering breast implants after having a baby, you likely have lots of questions. Take a look at the answers to three top inquires about post-pregnancy breast augmentation.

How Long after Breastfeeding Can You Get Breast Implants?

Generally speaking, you’ll want to wait 3 to 6 months after breastfeeding to move forward with breast implants.

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