– Is breastfeeding allowed after the procedure? In the majority of cases breastfeeding is possible. The prostheses do not interfere, in any way, with breastfeeding, due to their position. As a matter of fact, they are placed under the muscle, under the mammary gland, and have no impact on it. In rare cases breastfeeding is inhibited by an interruption in nerve pathways.
– How long do prostheses last? The prostheses we use are the best you can find on the market, and are guaranteed for a lifetime. We plastic surgeons recommend replacing them after 15-20 years.
– Do prostheses increase the risk of cancer? Several studies have reported that there is no evidence of a link between prostheses and breast cancer. Conversely, women with prostheses have found out before others that they had a tumour as a result of the frequent follow-up visits.
– Where are the prostheses best positioned? There is no one technique that is suitable for all patients. Every patient should discuss the shape and position thoroughly with the doctor to define the best position for her situation. Generally, in slender patients we prefer to place the prostheses under the chest muscle, but every case is different and must be analysed during the visit.
– Does liposuction help to slim down? Liposuction never replaces a diet and the related weight loss is never drastic. Overweight patients are recommended to postpone surgery until they have followed a diet.
– Is the result final or can one regain weight? The fat removed will not form again but new weight can be gained, though it will be distributed in a more uniform manner. Hence the recommendation to pay attention to nutrition after surgery and during the subsequent years.
– Is it advisable to submit to massages after surgery? Yes, they are usually recommended though not mandatory. Massages encourage the absorption of oedema, if present, and they avoid the formation of non-homogeneous areas.
– Is it painful? No, the surgical procedure is not painful. It is usually performed under local anaesthesia with sedation and the subsequent use of tampons is not mandatory. The only side effects are swelling in the top region of the face and the appearance of bruises under the eyes.
– How long does the swelling last? The swelling and bruises around the eyes are absolutely normal, and can last from 7 to 10 days. Anyhow, a normal appearance is restored in 15 days.
– Can the final result be seen in advance? Special computer graphics software allow to illustrate the patient’s photograph to produce an overall image of the final outcome. Anyhow, it must be noted that the final result might not be exactly as seen on the computer. Previewing is only useful to have a general idea of the project to be implemented.
– Is it true that there are contraindications? The only actual contraindications are some rare neurological diseases, and some patients might develop allergies and intolerances.
– How long does the effect last? The effect of Botox can first be seen about 4 days after the injections and lasts around 4-6 months.
– Is it true that the face becomes less expressive? Botox is a substance that relaxes muscle activity but if it is injected in appropriate quantities in the right points, it absolutely does not alter facial expressiveness. Botox only slows down muscle movement, thus drastically reducing expression wrinkles.
– Will the scars be visible? Surgical incisions are performed behind the ears and on the scalp, and remain perfectly concealed!!
– What about recovery times, are they long? The swelling and oedema will last about 10-15 days, after which the normal appearance will be restored but the final result will only be seen about one month after surgery.