Tips for Maintaining Breast Implants By Milan Lombardi MD on March 28, 2024

Breast implants can give a woman a hefty confidence boost, improving one’s self-esteem and the appearance of your chest. For this reason, these types of implants have maintained their position as one of the most popular types of plastic surgery procedures. Below, we cover key tips for maintaining breast implants.

However, like the results from any serious plastic surgery procedure, breast implants need to be maintained in order to retain their full vivacity and appearance. Learning the right tips in this regard can ensure that you keep up your appearance to the highest degree.

Tips for Maintaining Breast Implants

If you’re thinking about receiving breast implants or have just received this type of treatment, take a look at this guide that describes some of the maintenance methods you can engage in to maintain their appearance.

What Are Breast Implants?

Enhancing the appearance of the breast shape is typically the primary goal of breast augmentation despite the wide variety of techniques available. To do this, volume and a feeling of shape are employed.

The two primary methods of breast augmentation are silicone implants and fat transfers. Both strategies work, even though they can yield results that are very different. What kind of augmentation best meets your goals and needs can be discussed between you and your physician.

Most people believe that this type of operation is very safe. However, there are certain risks associated with it. You can discuss with your physician prior to surgery whether you are susceptible to any of these risks.

1. Use Moisturizer

You should make a practice of applying moisturizer or lotion to your breasts after your surgery is executed. Applying regular moisturizer will help your skin retain its elasticity, which can help to maintain the results of your breast augmentation procedure.

2. Find Some Support

Providing adequate support to your breasts after your procedure can give you a major edge in terms of maintaining your results. One example would be finding a high-quality bra to help combat the natural force of gravity and its tendency to cause premature sagging in your results. You should attempt to wear this item of clothing for most of your waking hours, including when you exercise.

3. Respect Your Recovery Time

Breast augmentation can have a very variable recovery time, though it often only requires a very short recovery time. You likely will only have to take a couple of days off of work. However, you should take any directions from your physician very seriously, as this can make a large difference in the overall results you incur. The following are the type of directions you might experience:
  • Avoid getting your incision site wet for approximately 3-5 days after your surgery.
  • Avoid sleeping on your side or stomach. Try to keep this up for at least six weeks.
  • Try to avoid substances like alcohol, nicotine, and blood-thinning medications. This includes aspirin.
  • Don’t wear an underwire bra for about six weeks after your procedure.
  • Avoid taking a bath for at least two weeks following your procedure. You can take showers, but you should try to ensure that you dry your incision site after you get out.
  • Try not to jump, run, or perform any overly strenuous physical activity that could tear your stitches out and accidentally dislodge your implants.

4. Try to Avoid Large Weight Fluctuations

If you gain or lose weight too quickly after your procedure, you might accidentally compromise your results. You should attempt to maintain a steady body weight as much as you can after your procedure.

You should also keep this in mind if you have plans to become pregnant in the near future, as this has a strong potential to impact your overall results. Be sure to inform your doctor if this is something you plan on doing.

5. Final Steps

If you have achieved your desired results from your procedure, it's up to you to take the steps to maintain your results. Try to avoid applying overly strenuous activities to yourself, such as heavy exercising or lifting. In addition, you should take any of your physician’s advice to heart and make sure that you don’t do anything to bring yourself into the doctor’s office, which can cost you valuable time and money in the long run.

The Best Plastic Surgeon in Tampa

Synergy MD is one of the most widely regarded plastic surgeons in Florida, and offers the citizens of Tampa the best service available. If you’re interested in receiving breast augmentation, or would like a consultation regarding a recent procedure, contact us today in order to schedule an appointment.

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SynergyMD in Tampa, FL, is led by two of the most talented and skilled physicians in the entire state—Joseph M. Brown and Milan Lombardi. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatments for all things cosmetic and dermatologic in one convenient location. Our affiliations include:

  • American Board of Dermatology (ABD)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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