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Are breast implants under warranty?

Yes. Most manufacturers cover their implants under warranty. They differ in their duration, coverage, and extra fees. Each of these manufacturers warranties is very strong. All of them provide a level of coverage and protection that is unusual in any product, particularly one that receives as much wear-and-tear as a breast implant. We do not recommend choosing an implant brand based on warranty alone. The breast implant brand used for your surgery should be discussed in detail with Dr. Fichadia and ought to be based on a variety of factors.

How long is breast augmentation recovery?

Dr. Fichadia uses innovative techniques to make breast augmentation a rapid recovery procedure. The patients should be able to go out the same evening. The soreness in the muscle feels more like it feels after an intense work out. Patients can expect to take up to three days off work or school. Any physical or strenuous activity should be avoided for two weeks post-op, at which point all activities can be resumed. The optimal results from breast augmentation will still not be apparent for a few months as the tissues heal.

What happens if you do not massage your breast implants?

Some patients have heard that massaging your breasts after breast augmentation is good for preventing capsular contracture, but this is unproven in the literature. In the initial healing period, massaging the breasts can do more harm than good. After surgery, you will be fitted with a surgical bra or compression garment to aid in healing and making sure the implants settle into the desired position. Once healing process is over, implant massage can be done, but there is no clear cut evidence that this helps prevent capsular contracture.

What causes breast implants to rupture?

All breast implants have a chance of rupturing. Over time, the risks of implant rupture increases. Most implant rupture is caused due to aging of the implant, but rarely, it can also be caused by trauma from accidents or impact to the breasts.

What is a gummy bear implant?

A gummy bear implant is one of the many implant options available for breast augmentation. these implants are silicone gel breast implants that contain a more form-stable material. They are called gummy bear implants because they are known to retain their shape better than other types of implants while still allowing breasts to still be naturally soft.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

Breast implants can sag over time, especially if they are large. The augmentation surgery does not stop the skin from aging so the natural strength and skin elasticity of the breasts can change, to causing the implants to sag.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

Yes. Breast implants can cause pain either due to capsular contracture (where the shell around the implant gets thickened and tight) or leakage (which may or may not always be painful).

Can breast implants last 30 years?

Yes, they can, but it is more an exception than the rule. Breast implants can have weakness in their outer shell 10-20 years after placement, causing leakage. It may not always be visually apparent through breast shape. For patients, it is important to understand that breast implants will likely need additional surgeries in the future for replacement or removal or revision.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Yes!! Fat transfer is a great way for all-natural breast augmentation, with the added benefit of contouring a different area of your body. It is one of Dr Fichadias clinical interests as well.

Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?

Cosmetic breast augmentation is not covered by insurance.

Whats the safest breast implant?

All the currently available breast implants have undergone rigorous testing and found to be safe. That being said, it is important to understand that they are not meant to be lifetime devices, and will need replacement in the future. For silicone breast implants, FDA recommends screening for silent rupture by an MRI starting 5-6 years after placement and every 2-3 years thereafter.

What are gummy bear implant?

A gummy bear implant is one of the many implant options available for breast augmentation. these implants are silicone gel breast implants that contain a more form-stable material. They are called gummy bear implants because they are known to retain their shape better than other types of implants while still allowing breasts to still be naturally soft.

How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?

Breast augmentation incisions can be sore for upto 1-2 weeks. Most patients dont need any strong opioid-type pain medications after the surgery.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

If the breast starts to feel firm and/or tight, that may be a sign of early capsular contracture.

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

Yes! Dr Fichadia encourages arm movement after breast augmentation to promote speedy recovery. In fact, you will start doing arm stretches in the recovery area itself!