For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling healthy, attractive, and confident. You can work hard to get fit and slim down, but if you aren’t born with breasts you love, surgery may be an option. Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation is the choice of many women who want to be their most confident and lead their best life.
Sientra OPUS Breast Implant FAQ:
What is a Sientra OPUS Breast Implant?
Sientra OPUS Breast Implants are the latest generation of silicone breast implants. They are changing the way breast augmentations look and feel in a very good way. They get their name from the fact that they are pliable yet bounce back – like a gummy bear. The manufacturer achieves this by using cross-linked silicone gel, making it cohesive and “form-stable.” This also means that when Sientra OPUS Implants are cut, there is no loss of shape or leakage, making them among the safest breast implants on the market today.
Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation considerations:
Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of a woman’s breasts. During your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll learn more about your options for creating an ideal breast appearance, including:
- Implant size
- Implant shape (round or shaped)
- Implant position (above or below the pectoralis muscle)
- Implant incision method
Is Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation right for me?
Female breasts are a reflection of your sexuality and femininity. If you feel less feminine because your breasts are small, irregular in size, not proportional to your body or depleted after pregnancy, breast enhancement with Sientra OPUS Breast Implants may be the answer for you.
How can Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation change my appearance?
An appropriate breast size helps define your female shape. Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation in with Dr. Long can balance your body for a more pleasing figure. Your confidence in your looks and sex appeal can help change the image you present to the world.
Can Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation improve my self-esteem?
Some women spend years feeling inadequate due to the size or appearance of their breasts. Lack of confidence in yourself can have a negative impact on your job, relationship and sexuality. The majority of women who choose to augment their breasts with Sientra OPUS Breast Implants are very satisfied with the results. After enhancement, you may notice you feel less anxiety, depression or shyness with your new figure. Form-fitting clothing, such as swimsuits or items with plunging necklines, will highlight your new curves.
What will be used to augment my breasts with the Sientra OPUS Implants?
Dr. Long uses the latest generation FDA approved breast implants available in the U.S. market, commonly known as Sientra OPUS Implants. They get their name from the fact that they are pliable yet bounce back – like a gummy bear. The gel inside the Sientra OPUS breast implants is “form-stable.” This also means that when Sientra OPUS are cut, there is no loss of shape or leakage, making them some of the safest breast implants on the market today.
Based on your body frame, breast shape, and overall expectations, Dr. Long will assist you in choosing implants that fit your proportions and goals.
How are Sientra OPUS Breast Implants placed during breast augmentation?
Sientra OPUS Breast Implantation with Dr. Long is a very common procedure. During the initial consultation, he will discuss the different implant placement techniques and help you determine the best choice, given your body type. If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Long may recommend a breast Lift to go along with your Sientra OPUS Breast Implants..
Common locations of the Sientra OPUS Breast Implants:
- Placement “underneath the muscle” (placement of the breast implant beneath the chest wall muscle (submuscular implants). This technique is used most often by Dr. Long.
- Placement “on top of the muscle “or under the breast tissue (subglandular implants). This technique is used in selected candidates by Dr. Long with certain physical findings.
Where are the incisions made for breast augmentation with Sientra OPUS implants?
Incisions for breast implant augmentation can be placed in multiple areas depending on the technique. They can be made in the crease where the breast meets the chest (inframammary fold), around the areola (the darker skin surrounding your nipple -periareolar), or in the armpit. These incisions are discretely placed where the scarring will be least noticed. The incision through the belly button approach is not tenable for breast augmentation with Sientra OPUS implants. Dr. Long most commonly uses the inframammary incision because it has been demonstrated to give the greatest control of the breast implant pocket and gives more reliable results.
What to expect during Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation
You will undergo surgery under general anesthesia at one of the fully accredited hospitals or surgery center operating rooms where Dr. Long routinely performs surgery. The procedure takes 2 hours to complete. Dr. Long closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive bra for your comfort during recovery. Generally, breast augmentation with breast implants is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and assist you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.
What to expect after Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation
Patients may have varying degrees of temporary bruising, swelling and discomfort. Dr. Long will prescribe medication to help you with soreness after surgery. You will wear a special supportive bra after surgery. You will be up and moving around on the day of surgery. Depending on your type of employment, you may return to work between 7-14 days after your breast procedure. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed. Swelling in your breasts may take a few weeks to disappear. Dr. Long will closely follow your recovery to ensure you are able to resume normal activities.
Is breast-feeding possible after Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation?
If you have breast-fed a baby before augmentation, it is very likely you will be able to do so after surgery. Statistically, small-breasted women have more difficulty breast-feeding, so augmentation rarely changes a woman’s ability to breast-feed.
Are there potential side effects after Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation?
There are some risks associated with Sientra OPUS breast implants; however, few patients experience problems:
- Capsular formation (Scar tissue): scar build up around the implant can cause encapsulation that can be relieved, as necessary, with surgery. This is more common with silicone implants.
- Numbness: usually temporary, numbness may occur in the breast skin or nipple.
- Ruptured implant: . An MRI scan is recommended to determine if a silicone implant has ruptured.
How are mammograms affected by Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation?
Depending upon your age and health history, you should continue to have mammograms on a regular basis.
These are some of the facts about mammograms in patients that have undergone breast augmentation with Sientra OPUS breast implants:
- Subglandular implant placement makes mammograms more difficult. In this position, there is a slightly higher risk of forming scar tissue that contracts around the implants.
- Rippling of the implant is more likely to be visible in the subglandular position.
- Submuscular implant placement allows mammograms to be taken more easily. In this position, you are less likely to form scar tissue around the implant or to have visible surface irregularities.
Why choose Dr. Long for your Sientra OPUS Breast Implant Augmentation?
Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. His residency and fellowship training followed by teaching at prestigious institutions have given him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic surgery. Dr. Long wants his patients look their best and is dedicated to helping them achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Sientra OPUS Implant Augmentation?
Practitioners who are not trained and Board Certified to perform Breast Augmentation have been found to have a higher rate of surgical complications. Among the most common patient complaints are minimal to no improvement, asymmetries, implant malpositioning and wound healing problems or worse. Always look for a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.