During breast augmentation surgery, either a silicone or saline implant will be placed in the breast to enlarge and/or re-create the breast. Our patients are placed under general anesthesia by a board certified anesthesiologist, given intravenous antibiotics, and are placed in the supine position in our ambulatory center. I place the implant in the submuscular plane and make the incision for placement under the areola. Either saline or silicone implants may be used and are FDA approved currently. The surgery normally takes us under 1 hour and the patients may go home after one hour in recovery. They are always seen the next day in the office, and the dressings are removed, changed, and a DrLinderbra is placed. Sutures are removed at two weeks. The patients must refrain from heavy lifting for 3 weeks to prevent bleeding or hematoma. One week of oral antibiotics are given to reduce bacterial infections including staph, strep, and e-coli.
B Donald. Sklansky, MD
Specialty: Plastic/reconstructive Surgery
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Great Neck, NY 11021
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What is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
Erik Hoy, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredDevoted to the specialty of plastic surgery, the Board was founded in 1931. According to the Society's website, "The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery". The society is "an active advocate for patient safety: requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing". The society's research-oriented arm is known as the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), founded in 1948. The PSEF provides research grants, organizes international volunteer programs, and sponsors visiting professor programs. This and additional information is available on the Society's website at www.plasticsurgery.org.
What can I expect after cosmetic plastic surgery?
After cosmetic plastic surgery, expect to have swelling, and mild pain in the area worked upon. For my breast augmentation patients, 5 days off work is necessary as well as refraining from lifting for 3 weeks to prevent bleeding. Dressing are applied in the operating room and replaced the next morning with a DrLinderbra. Sutures are removed on day 14. Pain control with vicodin or tylenol #3, and antibiotics for 7 days to prevent staph and streptococcal infections.
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