About Our Implants
Gallaher Plastic Surgery uses Mentor and Allergan breast implants. These implants are available in a variety of sizes and profiles. They are filled with liquid silicone gel or salt water that is similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body. The saline implants are inserted into the body without fluid and then filled during surgery through a fill tube. When the fill tube is removed, the implant automatically seals itself. Gel-filled implants require a slightly larger incision.
The Size of Your Implant
Dr. Gallaher will guide you in determining the size of your implant and having realistic expectations. View our Before and After Gallery for visual results for various implant sizes. Final results will vary for each patient based upon:
- -The size and profile of the implant you choose
- -The amount of existing breast tissue you have prior to enlargement.
Dr. Gallaher will make an incision and form a pocket to hold the implant. When it’s in its proper position, the incision will be closed with stitches and possibly taped. To achieve the best results and to make your recovery as quick as possible, we will discuss with you specific surgical techniques that are best suited for your needs.
Every woman’s recovery is different. You will probably feel a little sore and tired for several days following your surgery. The first 24 to 72 hours after your procedure is when you will experience the most discomfort. However, your breasts may remain swollen and tender for a month or longer. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks, but you will most likely be allowed to resume light activities about one week after surgery and return to work within a few days. Part of your recovery also involves wearing a postoperative bra or compression garment. These items are designed to provide you with extra support and positioning while you heal.
Taking the first step towards a breast augmentation and a renewed and confident you is easy. Simply complete the form below or call our office today to schedule a consultation.
*Individual results may vary.