Breast Implant FAQs
In her Central Florida plastic surgery practice, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz sees many women for breast augmentation. Here are answers to some common questions they asked.
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Request a consultation online with Dr. Ashley K. Lentz or call the office in Daytona Beach at 386-252-8051. She serves patients from surrounding Central Florida cities, as well as women traveling from across the country.
* Individual results may vary.
Dr. Lentz will perform your Breast Implant FAQs surgery at Advent Health Daytona Beach.
Every surgery carries the risk of a complication, including elective cosmetic surgery. Complications are rare, but they do occur. CosmetAssure provides you with insurance coverage in the unlikely event a complication occurs with a board certified plastic surgeon. CosmetAssure is a solution to the lack of coverage for medical complications that can occur during or after your surgery.
Which breast implants should I choose?
When patients ask about implants for breast augmentation, Central Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley K. Lentz uses her 18+ years of experience to give her guidance. Ultimately, the final decision comes down to personal preference. While saline-filled implants are the choice for many women, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz has found that the most natural results are usually attained with silicone gel implants. She will assist you to choose an implant size that will help you have the breast size and shape you desire. Her preference is to help you attain a body that is attractive, balanced, and natural looking.
Can I have breast augmentation at the same time as another procedure?
Certainly! Many women combine breast augmentation in Daytona Beach with a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, and even volume replacement with dermal fillers for a Mommy Makeover. In addition to moms, women whose breasts are sagging due to weight fluctuations or aging often combine breast augmentation with a breast lift for an attractive, contoured breast shape.
What type of anesthesia do you use for breast augmentation?
In the interest of patient safety, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz uses only general anesthesia for breast augmentation surgery. She uses an AAAASF-certified operating room and is accompanied by a team of highly trained surgery technicians. Dr. Ashley K. Lentz prefers that patients remain asleep through their entire procedure for enhanced comfort.
Will breast augmentation increase my chances of getting breast cancer?
Breast augmentation with implants has not been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Ashley K. Lentz suggest women over age 35 have a baseline mammogram before surgery. After breast augmentation, you can have routine follow-up mammograms. However, you should inform the technician in advance that you have implants.
Is it true that my own body fat can be used to increase the size of my breasts?
Yes. If you are looking for a modest increase in breast size, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz can perform breast augmentation using autologous fat grafting. She collects some of your excess body fat using liposuction, purifies it, and injects it back into the breasts. This process provides dual benefits: breast enhancement and body sculpting.
Can I breastfeed with my implants?
Yes you may breastfeed with either the saline or gel implants. Implants do NOT decrease your ability to breast feed; some women, unfortunately, are unable to lactate efficiently, but this is unrelated to your implants or surgery.
Post Operational Protocol:
No exercise or heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling for 2 weeks. No high impact activities to get hit or bumped into the breast for 6 weeks total. Under most normal post-op routines, most people are able to return to exercise after 2 weeks and all regular activities after 6 weeks. To find out more, click here.
I don’t like the results I got from another surgeon. Can you help?
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz sees many women for breast revision surgery to help them attain their initial cosmetic vision. She has extensive experience correcting complications like capsular contracture, as well as achieving symmetrical breast size and exchanging implant types. Her goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident about your body.