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What to Expect in a Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast Augmentation procedures are common in the spring and summer months. Patients often ask me what they can expect during a breast augmentation procedure. The breast augmentation procedure is performed under a general anesthetic. I tell patients that this means that they will not see anything, they will not hear anything, and they will not feel any pain during the procedure.

When they wake up from surgery, they will have an ACE bandage around their chest. The ACE bandage or wrap around their chest in addition to the implant creates a tight pressure around the chest. The wrap is removed the following day after surgery and the patient is placed in a sports bra. The sports bra needs to be worn for 4-6 weeks post-operatively to heal appropriately from surgery.


Breast Augmentation-Orange County-Brian Dickinson M.D.-Saline Implants
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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.