Breast Augmentation Questions and Answers

The following Breast Augmentation questions are asked by real people like you. The answers are provided by board-certified doctors or qualified medical providers who meet our exacting standards.

We use MENTOR® silicone implants for breast augmentation. MENTOR® is one of the two FDA-approved manufacturers of breast implants, whose products have a near-zero complication rate.

Our implant sizes range from 280cc to 475cc. The best size is chosen at the recommendation of the surgeon and by taking into account your individual preferences. Also, depending on your preferences and your body, both anatomical (also called teardrop or Gummy Bear) breast implants and round shape breast implants are available.

Read our blog to understand what type of bra and size you should choose after breast augmentation.

Breast implants surgery is a better choice because most women can choose it and the results are long-lasting (sometimes permanent). Fat grafting, on the other hand, is not a viable option for all women. For instance, slim women who have insufficient fat stores can’t have the procedure. Besides, although fat transfer provides a more natural look and feel, it can increase the breast size to a limited extent. Aside from that, the results of fat transfer will not last for a long time, making it necessary to have a second procedure after a few years. Finally, given that breast implants have been around for years, more research has been carried out on them, the results of which showing they are safe enough to be used.

See our article on breast implants vs fat transfer to understand more.

There are saline breast implants as well, which are implants filled with sterile saltwater. However, most surgeons and women opt for silicone implants.

Breast implants surgery involves scarring but the location of the scars will not be the visible part of the breasts. Surgeons make the incisions in different places to make the resulting scars as inconspicuous as possible, including, in the fold under the breast (inframammary incision), around the areola (peri-areolar incision), in the armpit (trans-axillary incision), and less commonly on the rim of the belly button (trans-umbilical incision). Besides, scars gradually fade as time passes and may completely disappear after a year or two, so it shouldn’t be a big worry for you.

Research shows that breast implants last between 10 and 20 years on average and sometimes even for good. We at AriaMedTour offer a 5-year guarantee on your breast implants surgery provided that you follow our medical instructions, maintain a stable weight, and not sustain an injury to your breasts.

It is recommended that you wear a post-surgical bra for some time after breast implants surgery to reduce the swelling and get the desired results. If you’ve had a breast lift or breast reduction surgery, you should wear the bra for a longer period.

To understand more about bras, read: choosing bras after breast augmentation surgery.

You should avoid activities that increase your heart rate (aerobic exercises) and blood pressure for 14 days after breast implants surgery because increase heart rate and blood pressure increase bleeding. It is recommended that you take brisk walks during these two weeks and take sufficient rest. After this period, you may gradually start light exercise. For doing strenuous sports and activities like football and heavy lifting in the gym you need to wait for 2 months. Keep in mind that you should wear a suitable bra that gives your breasts firm support during the exercise. Do not fret if you feel the implants move or bulge out when you do chest exercises. This may give you an uncomfortable feeling at first but you’ll gradually get used to it.

For more info, please go to our guide to breast augmenatation recovery.

Getting into a pool 2 weeks after surgery (after the wounds have completely healed) is ok as long as you do this for a bath only, but swimming in the usual sense of the word (breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly stroke, diving, etc.) is prohibited until 6-8 weeks after surgery.

This is a very rare occurrence and the chance is close to zero.

If the implants get rejected, they will be removed from the breasts and the cause of the rejection will be identified. In most cases, changing the implants solves the problem.

Yes, breastfeeding is possible with breast implants but there might be a slight decrease in milk supply.

No, silicone breast implants can’t be easily felt when the breasts are touched, especially if there are placed under the chest muscles.

Studies haven’t shown any link between getting breast implants and increased risk of breast cancer. That said, you should be on the lookout for any unusual changes in your breasts after breast surgery and see a doctor if you notice symptoms of breast cancer.

Early detection of breast cancer is possible with digital mammography and MRI screening after breast implants surgery.

Breast implants are normally expected to last for 10-20 years. On average, the rate of replacing gel-filled implants in the first five years after surgery is 12-21% and in the first 10 years is 33%, half of which performed at the request of the patients for getting bigger implants.

Not necessarily. Although breast implants are not permanent, there must be a reason for replacing them. You may need to get your implants replaced later in your life or you may never need to do so.

If you are 35 years of age or older, you might be asked to have a mammogram and if you’re under 35 the surgeon might ask you to undergo sonography depending on the result of the examination. You also need to make certain that you are not pregnant.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer (or fat grafting) is a new method for enhancing the shape and size of breasts. It involves removing fat from other parts of the patient’s own body (with liposuction) and injecting it into the breasts. This may require several sessions of injection for optimum results. On average, each breast should get 200-300cc of purified fat. This means that1-1.5 liters of fat needs to be extracted from the patient’s body to get the 500-600cc of refined fat needed for injection. So a good candidate for this method is a woman with small breasts who have sufficient fat deposits in her body. Also, repeated injections in breast augmentation with fat transfer require that the patients have adequate preparation, which isn’t the case in a lot of women. Besides, fat transfer offers limited volume increase and you can get at most 1 cup size with fat grafting. Early detection of breast cancer in women who have breast fat transfer may be more difficult.

No. In order to have the best and most natural results, there must be sufficient tissue to cover the implants, so the size of the implant can’t be too big. The surgeon and the patient usually come to an agreement about the right size after taking both the preferences of the patient and the anatomy of the patient’s breasts (breast dimension, breast tissue, bra size) into account.

It varies from individual to individual. Generally, you’ll need to get complete rest in the first 3-7 days after surgery and after that, you can return to work. Full recovery, however, takes a while. In the first week after the procedure, only lift your arms above breast level for eating or brushing your teeth. You should take brief daily walks in the first few days and gradually increase your physical activity after 1 or 2 weeks. It is also recommended that you avoid driving for one week at least. Also, do not lie face down for one month after breast implants surgery and wear medical bras for a faster recovery. After your incisions have completely healed (usually after 4 weeks), you can resume most of your regular exercises but be cautious not to put too much pressure on your body in the first days.

To understand more, read also breast augmentation recovery guide.

You can wash your body 48 hours after surgery. It is better to take a brief shower and not touch the incisions. Make sure to replace the bandage after the shower according to your surgeon’s instructions. For more convenience, you may ask someone to help you with bathing in the first days after surgery because you shouldn’t move your arms too much.

Our surgeons use dissolvable stitches in breast augmentation surgery and only the two knots at the ends of the sutures need to be cut away after 10-14 days. After removing the knots, the surgeon may prescribe an anti-scar cream or gel for you to ensure proper healing of the wounds and to prevent the formation of excess tissue or lumps in the surgical areas.

It is highly recommended that you refrain from sleeping on your stomach for a period of 2-3 months after your breast surgery to prevent breast implant displacement. Sleeping on your sides is allowed for short periods in the first days after surgery. You can keep your head elevated or level with your body while sleeping depending on the way you’re more comfortable. Read more about sleeping after breast implants surgery.

Generally, you will be able to travel by air 72 hours after surgery provided that you have stable health. Your surgeon will tell you when exactly you are physically fit to fly.

Yes, you can consider pregnancy 6 months after breast implants surgery. Bear in mind that your breasts get larger during pregnancy due to the hormonal changes and shrink back after childbirth. This gives some women the false impression that their implants have shrunken while this hasn’t actually happened. So changes in the breast size due to pregnancy and breastfeeding should be taken into account.

Typically, you’ll need to stay in Iran for one week, give or take.

You won’t normally need special care after your surgery and you can manage your recovery alone after leaving the hospital. However, if you wish you can request that we arrange for a caregiver at your hotel. Besides, we at AriaMedTour will be by your side to help you with your transportation, and pre- and post-operative visits. Our support team will also be available 24/7 to assist you with almost anything during your recovery period.

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