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How you prepare for Breast Augmentation

By Mayo Clinic Staff
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Initially, you’ll consult with a plastic surgeon about your preferences for size, feel and overall appearance of your breasts. The surgeon will describe specific types of implants — smooth or textured, round or shaped like a teardrop, saline or silicone — as well as options for surgical techniques.
 
Review any documentation carefully, and keep copies of all pertinent information for your records.
 
Before you decide to go ahead with surgery, consider some important factors about breast augmentation:
 
Breast implants won’t prevent your breasts from sagging. To correct sagging breasts, you might need a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation.
Breast implants aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime. Implant rupture is a possibility. Also, your breasts will continue to age after augmentation — and factors such as weight gain or weight loss might further change the way your breasts look. Any of these issues might lead to additional surgery.
Mammograms might be more complicated. If you have breast implants, in addition to routine mammograms, you’ll require additional, specialized views.
You might need routine MRI scans. The Food and Drug Administration recommends monitoring silicone breast implants with routine MRI scans every two years, starting three years after the initial implant surgery.
Breast implants might hamper breast-feeding. Some women are able to successfully breast-feed after breast augmentation. For others, however, breast-feeding is a challenge.
Insurance might not cover breast implants. Unless it’s medically necessary — such as the need for implant reconstruction after a mastectomy — breast augmentation isn’t covered by insurance. Be prepared to handle any expenses that accompany breast augmentation, including related surgeries or future imaging tests.
You might need additional surgery after breast implant removal. If you decide to have your implants removed, you might need a breast lift or other corrective surgery to help your breasts maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
If you decide to have the surgery, you may need a baseline mammogram ahead of time. Your doctor might adjust certain medications before the surgery as well. For example, it’s important to avoid aspirin or other medications that can increase bleeding.
 
If you smoke, your surgeon will ask you to stop smoking for a certain period of time before the surgery.
 
Arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night.

How can patients accelerate healing and obtain better results following breast surgery?

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Surgical Bra: A surgical bra designed for your specific cosmetic procedure is an essential part of ensuring the results you and your Doctor planned.  Each bra provides proper support to the surgical areas for enhanced comfort while it helps the skin conform to your new contours. Further, a surgical bra can help prevent the ‘throbbing” sensation, experienced by some after surgery. The garment may also help reduce tension at incision site, preventing stretching and exaggerated scaring.

T_440COLORSCold & Hot Breast Compress:  Use Reusable CDI hot/cold 6” round gel packs as a pair, for both cold and hot therapy to help in reducing post-operative swelling and bruising. Applying cold therapy immediately following surgical procedures soothes as it numbs the nerves, reducing pain sensation. Cold therapy is found to reduce swelling by constricting the capillary vessels hence slowing blood flow.  Cold helps slow fluid buildup at the incision site, minimizing the risk of hematoma formation.

Later, heat therapy is beneficial in managing post-op bruising by – stimulating tissue and blood flow, breaking down bruising discoloration. Heat therapy comforts recovering skin and muscle tissues, reducing aches and pains. This reusable Cold/Hot Breast Compress provides hours of relief.

arnica montana 12xArnica Montana: Made from herbs grown in the Swiss Alps, Homeopathic Arnica Montana, has been used by doctors for hundreds of years. Using Arnica Montana before and after a surgery, many site reduced patient post-operative bruising and swelling, as well as relief from pain and discomfort.  FDA regulated, this homeopathic medicine is safe and requires no prescription.

circleslBreast Surgery Scar Reduction Silicone Sheets: Shaped for your procedure, made of a soft, breathable, non-invasive, permeable, semi-occlusive Silicone Sheets provide direct beneficial pressure to the scar. These self-adhesive silicone sheets help reduce the scar size, thickness, height, and color of all types of scars.

6 Signs of Breast Cancer

Dr. Weil’s Women’s Interest Newsletter, Wednesday 10/01/2014 shared some very important information:

6 Signs of Breast Cancer

Do you know the signs and symptoms that might indicate breast cancer? Personal and family histories of breast cancer and lifestyle habits (including diet, exercise and how you handle stress) can all affect breast cancer risk. But even those with low-risk profiles should learn to recognize the signs of breast cancer, as early diagnosis is key to treatment and recovery. Many health professionals still recommend performing a monthly self-examination, and a yearly exam performed by your doctor. In addition, the National Cancer Institute suggests keeping an eye out for the following signs:

A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area

A change in the size or shape of the breast

Nipple discharge or tenderness

An inverted nipple

Ridges or pitting on the breast (resembling an orange peel)

A change in the look or feel of the breast, areola or nipple (such as warmth, swelling, redness or a scaly feel)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. If you are over 40, talk to your doctor about mammograms.CDI SC 410_breast health

In keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Contemporary Design Inc. Introduces “Breast Health And Wellness – Be Your Best You.”  With An Expanded Collection Of Surgical  Bras And Recovery Aids, CDI Renews Its Focus On Breast Surgery, Patient Satisfaction And Improvements In Quality of Life.

Contemporary Design Inc. Introduces “Breast Health And Wellness – Be Your Best You.”

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CDI SC-410 SuperSilky Compression Bra Promotes Breast Health and Wellness

With An Expanded Collection Of Surgical Bras And Recovery Aids, CDI Renews Its Focus On Breast Surgery, Patient Satisfaction And Improvements In Quality of Life. In partnership with our professional clients, Contemporary Design Inc. strives to provide innovative healthcare products and services which enhance patient recovery and everyday wellness. The aim of breast surgery is to improve well-being and quality of life, including women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer.  CDI is here to help. Contemporary Design, Inc. features a variety of garments specifically designed for your procedure’s post operative needs. We offer styles to help stabilize implants and provide both compression and proper positioning for breast augmentation. Sculptures SuperSilky compression bras and Sculptures Female Bra Vest service breast reductions, reconstruction, mastectomies and lumpectomies. Ultra comfortable Surgical Bras are ideal for immediate use following mastopexy, and lumpectomies. Our bras with sleeves offer consistent compression following breast augmentation, brachioplasty, and liposuction of the arms, axilla, and upper back.  An assortment of recovery aids is also available to accelerate the healing.

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