Considerations for Asian Breast Augmentation Patients
The primary concern for breast augmentation patients of Asian descent is scarring. Many Asian patients are prone to dark or thick scar tissue following a surgical procedure. This makes it important to carefully consider the incision placement that will result in as little scarring as possible. For Asian patients, particularly those with a history of noticeable scarring, Dr. Diktaban often prefers a transaxillary incision placement. Dr. Diktaban has a tremendous experience with this approach for over 25 years. This involves making a hidden incision in the underarm (axillary) area, through which the breast implant can be placed. In other cases, a periareolar or inframammary fold incision may be used which is visible on the breast.
In addition to incision placement, the patient’s overall size and frame must be taken into consideration as with patients of all racial or ethnic backgrounds. Asian patients tend to be more petite, though this is not always the case. For petite patients, smaller or lower-profile breast implants may be recommended to meet the goal results while maintaining a natural and balanced proportion.
Choosing Dr. Diktaban for Asian Breast Augmentation
Many patients choose Dr. Diktaban for their breast augmentation due to his extensive experience as an Upper East Side plastic surgeon. Dr. Diktaban has offered quality plastic surgery results to patients in Manhattan for over 35 years. He values balancing the desired results with the patient’s natural features, keeping each person’s unique appearance and anatomy in mind through each step of the procedure.
The Asian Breast Augmentation Procedure
Asian breast augmentations may be completed with either saline or silicone gel implants. After making incisions in such a way that will produce as little scarring as possible, the selected implants can be placed. Dr. Diktaban often recommends placing implants below the muscle for patients with less natural breast tissue, as this creates a more natural appearance. Once the incisions are placed, the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures.
Breast augmentations are performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Diktaban’s in-office operating suite is fully accredited by the American Association of Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, offering patients a private and comfortable experience. As needed, surgeries may also be performed at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Recovery After Breast Augmentation
After your breast augmentation, you should have a trusted friend, family member, or caregiver drive you home and care for your needs in the early stages of recovery. You can expect minor swelling, bruising, redness, and some soreness as you recover. Dr. Diktaban will prescribe pain medication, and you will be instructed to wear a supportive surgical bra. Most breast augmentation patients can return to non-strenuous routines one to two weeks after their surgery.