The Top 5 Things to Know About Breast Augmentation
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The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

Posted On: July 9, 2016

Breast augmentation is a big deal, regularly named the number 1 cosmetic surgery in the United States. We at the Bengtson Center agree that it’s no small thing, which is why Dr. Brad Bengtson always stays on the forefront of modern technology and techniques—even contributing ongoing improvements in patient results and care—and why we want to be sure you know these five facts about America’s favorite, the boob job:

1) You have options!

No other woman has breasts—or goals for a new size or shape—quite like yours. That’s why it’s so important to work with your plastic surgeon to choose the best type of implant and insertion techniques for your body. The range of choices available today means breast augmentation surgery is customizable like never before. Women can select from some combination of saline or one of two forms of silicone, round or teardrop-shaped implants, and textured or smooth shells, as well as incision sites and implant placement in the tissue. Dr. Bengtson has experience with them all!

2) You can “try before you buy.”

Exclusively offered at the Bengtson Center, Vectra® 3-D imaging, available for breast augmentation patients in Grand Rapids, Michigan, gives each woman a glimpse into her possible future by allowing Dr. Bengtson to upload her likeness into a sophisticated computer system and reveal in real time what cosmetic changes could do for her figure. Want to see what bigger implants would look like? OK, done. A little smaller? No problem. With this technology, you can be confident in your choice long before you step foot into surgery.

3) Recovery doesn’t have to be a pain.

Post-breast augmentation healing and down time have been dramatically reduced since the earlier days of the procedure, but Dr. Bengtson is never content to leave things the way they are. Always seeking a way to improve the process for his patients, he developed the Fast-Trak Recovery Program, which starts with patient education, rests heavily on his surgical skill and meticulous precision during the procedure, and wraps up with women being able to enjoy an evening out the same day as their surgery. (It’ll be a low-key evening, but it sure beats being stuck laid up at home.)

4) Follow-up care can be simple.

Breast augmentation yields long-term results, which are best maintained by periodic follow-up visits—especially if there’s any concern of implant rupture. Many hospitals and health facilities offer such appointments for women, but Dr. Bengtson’s practice is exclusive in offering in-office ultrasound for breast augmentation patients, so they can work with their same doctor for check-ups.

5) Experience matters!

The years Dr. Bengtson has spent performing thousands of breast augmentation surgeries set him apart. He’s seen enough befores and created enough afters to give him a thorough understanding of how the different implants and techniques will benefit a given body, as well as how other procedures and treatments can complement newly augmented features. His research, innovations, natural-looking results, and the education he provides to other surgeons have earned him national recognition.

Still want to know more? Schedule a consultation online.

Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

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