Dr. Shu Performs Quality Breast Implant Procedure in the Minneapolis and St. Paul MN area

The surgical process of increasing the breasts is called breast augmentation. Saline and silicone implants are the two types of implants that are used during breast augmentation in Minneapolis

Saline or Silicone Implants?

Saline and silicone implants both have their advantages and disadvantages. Women who are over the age of 18 can get saline implants. Saline implants are cheaper and easier to switch out if the need arises. They are also made up of normal saline. This means that if the implant does rupture, then there will not be any foreign matter in the body. Additionally, the surgeon only needs to make a one inch incision to place saline implants. Silicone implants require that the surgeon make a two inch incision.

Women who want to get silicone implants should be at least 18 years old. Silicone implants are harder to feel, which is one advantage that they have over saline implants. It is impossible to tell whether a silicone implant has ruptured unless the patient gets a MRI. Women who have silicone implants are advised to get a MRI two years after their surgery. After that, they will need to get a MRI every three years.

How Long Does It Take to Recover After Getting Breast Implants St. Paul?

The patient will usually be able to leave the clinic the same day of her surgery. However, she will need to have someone to drive her home. She will also need someone to stay with her for at least 24 hours. Soreness, bruising and discomfort are common, but those problems will usually subside within two weeks. The surgeon will remove the stitches one week after surgery. The patient will be able to return to work in a week, but she will be advised to avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks.

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