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Breast Implants Procedure Steps

Breast Implants Procedure Steps

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Breast implant cosmetic surgery is a major procedure involving several key steps. Although different surgical techniques may be used to perform breast augmentation, but the overall steps will largely remain the same in each case. Breast implant surgery is one of the more customizable procedures, which can be tailored to meet the unique needs of a patient.

During the pre-op consultation, the breast surgeon will explain to the patient about the steps involve in the breast implant procedure. When the patient feels more familiar with the procedure, it will help to relieve her pre-surgery anxiety and make her more confident about undergoing the surgery. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast implants to patients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding locations.



To begin with, the patient will be placed under anesthesia once she is wheeled into the operating room. General anesthesia is usually applied in case of breast implant surgery, which will be administered by a qualified nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist. Following the completion of surgery, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia, but will continue to feel groggy for a few hours.

After a few hours of monitoring, the surgeon will usually allow the patient to return home the same day of the cosmetic surgery. The patient should have some responsible to drive her back home. She should also arrange for some professional aftercare for a day or two or have some family member or friend stay with her for this early recovery phase to assist with the household tasks.


Incisions Placement

Incisions will be placed in inconspicuous sites after the patient is under the effect of anesthesia. These sites could be below the breast crease, below the arms, around the lower half of the areola, or in rare cases, in the navel area. The surgeon’s aim will be to keep the incisions well-hidden and minimize subsequent visible scarring.

The type and location of incisions will pre-decided at the time of surgery planning. The patient’s unique anatomical and aesthetic needs will be taken into account, and appropriate decision for incision placement will be made. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas.


Implant Positioning

The surgeon will place the breast implants either below the pectoral muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle just behind the breast tissue. The patient’s unique breast anatomy, the size the implants chosen and her personal aesthetic goals will be considered while determining the optimal implant placement. The pros and cons of each placement option will be discussed before a decision is made.


Wound Closure

Once the implants are placed and adjusted into the right position, the surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable or traditional sutures. Temporary drain tubes will be placed in the incision area below the skin. The breasts will be covered with bandages for the first one or two days to protect the wound. Thereafter, the bandages will be replaced with a special surgical bra, which will have to be worn full-time for a few weeks.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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