Thank you to everyone who joined us for the live web chat hosted by Emory plastic surgeon, Dr. Felmont Eaves, as he discussed breast augmentation. Dr. Eaves answered many questions ranging from breast surgery options, to types of implants offered, to what to expect after surgery.
Below are just a few of the questions and answers from the Emory Aesthetic Center’s live chat:
Question: Dr. Eaves, what’s the general age range of women who come in for breast implants?
Dr. Eaves: That’s a great question. Sometimes there is a misconception that most of the women seeking breast augmentation are young and haven’t started having a family yet. We do see many patients like that, but actually we see even more women who are looking to enhance their look after having children. We’ll even see women later in life who have made the decision to embrace the change.
Question: If I plan to have children after surgery, can I breast feed, after implants?
Dr. Eaves: Excellent question. Even without breast implants, not every woman is able to breast feed easily and with comfort. That being said, most women with breast implants are able to breast feed normally, and this is OK from the standpoint of the FDA, too.
Question: What’s the average recovery time for a healthy woman?
Dr. Eaves: I always remind women that the recovery time needs to be framed as “to what point.” For example, most women are ready to drive a car in 3-4 days, and many return to work in a week or less. Running or other strenuous exercise, however, may take 3-4 weeks or more to feel comfortable, and often it is good to avoid heavy lifting for a bit longer.
If you missed this informative chat with Dr. Eaves, be sure to check out the full list of questions and answers on the web transcript. Be sure to visit our website at Emory Aesthetic Center for FAQs and breast augmentation before and afters.
If you have any questions for the doctor, do not hesitate to leave a comment in our comments area below.