After making the decision to get breast implants so that you can have larger breasts, you might have questions about how the process is performed. Before the procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Jeffery Hartog to discuss the size breasts that you want. You’ll also talk about your medical health and the type of implant you want, such as silicone, saline, or Gummy Bear. Once the basics are covered, an appointment will be set for your breast augmentation to take place.
When you get to the location for your appointment, you’ll check in at the front desk. Your vital signs will usually be checked to ensure that there are no issues before your surgery begins. After you’ve changed into a gown, an IV will be started with fluids given so that you’re not dehydrated. There are a few anesthesia options that you likely discussed with Dr. Hartog beforehand. You will be put under general anesthesia so that you’re completely asleep or under sedation where you’re not completely asleep but unaware of what’s going on around you.
Once you’re comfortable and the anesthesia medications have been given, Dr. Hartog can begin the breast augmentation surgery. The necessary incisions are often made so that there is minimal scarring and so that they are minimally visible. There are a few different options for the incisions that are made. The type will usually depend on the breast implant you’re getting and how large you want the implant. Options include making an incision near the armpit or right under the fold located under the breast.
After the incision has been made, the implant will be placed under the pectoral muscle or right behind the breast tissue. Again, the type of breast implants will usually play a role in where it’s placed. Saline breast implants are folded and inserted while Dr. Hartog injects enough saline to reach the desired size of the implant. Silicone implants are already prepared for the size that you want before they are placed. Once Dr. Hartog ensures that the implants are of the correct size and they are in the right area of the breasts, the incisions are closed with sutures. A follow-up appointment will be made so that our team can check the incisions and to ensure that there are no side effects from the surgery.