Breast augmentation stands out as one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgical treatments, and it garners attention not only among plastic surgeons. I am dedicated to continuous enhancement of my breast augmentation technique. Over time, I’ve refined my approach to develop a “Rapid-Recovery Breast Augmentation” method that significantly reduces recovery time, bruising, swelling, and discomfort when compared to traditional breast augmentation methods.
What is Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation?
Rapid Recovery breast augmentation involves four specific components:
- Long-acting local anesthetics injected into pain nerves of the breast
- Injection of Botox into the pectoralis muscle
- Insertion of the breast implant using a Keller Funnel
- Post-operative application of LED lights to reduce bruising and swelling
Dr. Matthew Schulman board certified plastic surgeon, performs breast augmentation under general anesthesia – you are completely asleep. However, I also inject long-acting local anesthetics into the nerves of the breast.
The medicine is specifically injected into the sensory nerves of the breast. The result is less pain during the first 8 hours after the surgery which is usually when most breast augmentation patients are most uncomfortable. This prevents the buildup of severe pain that can make a breast augmentation recovery difficult.
Breast Implant Placement
The majority of breast implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle. When implants are placed under the muscle, it requires that the surgeon cut the pectoralis muscles in order to place the implant under chest muscle. During the months after the surgery, this cut pectoralis muscle can have painful spasms. This can result in pain that can persist for weeks and months after surgery. Also, the implant can stretch the muscle, causing pain.
More importantly, the implants commonly remain “high” for several months after surgery because they are being held by the pectoralis muscle and need to “drop” into a natural position. This often takes up to 6 months after plastic surgery. The solution for all these things is Botox! I inject Botox into the pectoralis muscle at the time of surgery. This causes paralysis of the muscle for 4 months, decreasing painful spasms as the back muscle tissue heals and allows the breast implant to drop into the desired position in just a few weeks instead of 6 months.
Next, I use a special device for insertion of the breast implant. This device, called a Keller Funnel, allows non-traumatic insertion of the implant through a very small incision. Less trauma and a smaller incision equals less recovery time less pain.
The Final Component
The final component of the “Rapid-Recovery” Breast Augmentation in New York City is the use of LED lights. LED, or Light Emitting Diodes, are colored lights. Studies have shown the red and blue rays of light can decrease inflammation and bruising. My patients are given these hand-held lights to take home and apply it to the breasts several times a day. The use of these lights reduces the bruising, swelling, and pain.
Using this technique, I find that my patients have less pain, less bruising, less swelling, and a faster final result.
Incision Options for Breast Implants
There are three basic options for the incisions used to place breast implants – peri-areolar (around the areola) used in breast lift, inframammary (in the breast crease), and trans-axillary (through the underarm). The incision represents how the implant is placed. Each incision has pros and cons. Below is a basic review of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
Advantages: well-hidden incision Disadvantagous: not possible if areolas are very small, possible disruption of milk ducts which can lead to infection and interference with breast feeding, more technically challenging for the surgeon, higher capsular contracture rate than some other approaches, risk for decreased nipple sensation.
Advantages: well hidden incision, technically easier approach for surgeon, no disruption of milk ducts or breast tissue so virtually no risk for interference with breast feeding, quick recovery, lowest risk of infection and capsular contracture Disadvantages: scar can be visible on underside of breast.
Advantages: hidden breast implant scar, no disruption of ilk ducts or breast gland so virtually no risk for interference with breast feeding. Disadvantages: challenging approach for the plastic surgeon and usually requires a surgical technique and use of endoscopic camera equipment, highest risk for infection and capsular contracture, scar may be irritated when shaving underarms, high rate of implant malposition.
As you can see, there are several different approaches for placement of breast implants. Your surgeon will be able to discuss which approach is best for you. It will depend on your preference of breast enhancement surgery, type of implant selected, breast implant size selected, and your body shape and size.
Questions and Answers About Rapid Recovery Technique
What is rapid recovery after breast augmentation?
Rapid recovery represents a cutting-edge approach that provides patients with a swift and effortless recuperation following traditional breast augmentation surgery. Within just 24 to 48 hours, you can comfortably resume your daily routines, including normal activities like showering and even enjoying an evening out for dinner on the same day!
What is the difference between rapid recovery breast augmentation vs conventional recovery process?
Besides reduced pain, quicker recovery times, and the use of milder pain medications, rapid recovery breast augmentation boasts additional advantages over conventional breast augmentation procedure. Notably, it carries fewer risks compared to the traditional approach.
Can I get rapid recovery breast augmentation near me?
Yes. Dr. Schulman is a board certified plastic surgeon in NYC offering rapid recovery breast augmentation.
What are the worst days of breast augmentation recovery?
In the initial 3 to 5 days, you may encounter the highest level of discomfort. Dr. Schulman will have provided prescribed pain medication to manage this discomfort.
It’s possible to observe slight bleeding at the incision sites, which is a typical occurrence. However, if you have any concerns regarding bleeding, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your surgeon.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultation
Contact Dr. Schulman’s practice of plastic surgery in New York City to schedule a free cosmetic surgery consultation and learn more about Dr. Schulman’s Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation surgery.