After a full recovery, you should feel free to scuba dive and fly with only a few minor considerations. There may be slight expansion or contraction of the breast implant shell with the changes in pressure. With saline-filled implants, a very small number of air bubbles may form in the implant, and you may […]
Yes you may; these activities will not hurt the breast implants in any way. However, they may make scar tissue more noticeable.
Dr. Vanek will be able to recommend a time period for you; however, the average length of time is three months, as scar tissue continues to form around the implant for that time.
Smoking has a huge impact on recovery. It causes the blood vessels to constrict, which reduces the blood flow and oxygen supply to the surgical area. Without this supply, the tissues heal more slowly and irregularly.
Dr. Vanek will recommend that you quit smoking, or at least refrain from smoking for one to five weeks […]
How long should I wait to resume exercise and other strenuous activities after breast implant surgery?
Recovery periods vary from woman to woman. Dr. Vanek will help you determine the proper amount of recovery time needed before you resume normal activities. As a rule, the first few days are the most uncomfortable. However, most women return fully to their regular lives after four to six weeks. Be careful to avoid […]
Many women with breast implants successfully breastfeed their babies. Some breastfeeding difficulties have been reported following breast surgery particularly when a periareolar (around the nipple) incision is used.
If you become pregnant after receiving breast implants, your breasts will grow and go through all of the normal changes associated with pregnancy. The amount of enlargement will, as usual, vary from woman to woman, though the size of your implants will be a factor.
There is occasionally a change in nipple sensation following breast implant surgery. A small number of women experience intense sensitivity and others, no feeling. These effects can be temporary or permanent.
This is rare, but not impossible. If you want to take every precaution to avoid stretch marks, you have a few options that will reduce your chances. You can choose a smaller size breast implant, which will minimize the stretching of your skin, or you could choose an adjustable implant so you can slowly […]
You are never too old to look your best. Your general health is far more important than your age. Women over the age of 50 can and do get implants.