Our board-certified surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre pride themselves on a commitment to patient satisfaction. They go above and beyond to ensure that your cosmetic procedure is the perfect fit for your unique needs.
Breast Implant is a very commonly performed cosmetic surgery that is aimed at modifying the size, shape, fullness, and overall look of the breasts. For many women, it can give them help them feel more feminine and create the proportions they desire, and enhance their natural curves.
The thing that most women wonder when it comes to breast augmentation is about what size they should pick. First of all, we tell everyone that everybody is different, so if your friend or someone you saw on the internet got one size, it may or may not look good on you.
At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we usually do AT LEAST 2 sizing exercises with our patients where they try the ACTUAL implant in a non-padded bra under their clothing. If needed we tell our patients they can come in to do that as many times as they need until they feel comfortable before choosing the size. There are always limitations with each person’s anatomy as to what range will fit properly on their body and also considerations based on what type of look they are trying to achieve and that is what we discuss and help our patients with.
During your consultation at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we will discuss implant type (silicone vs saline), implant placement (over or under the muscle), incision placement (in the crease or around the areola), and also sizing. In our office, we have a wide range of sizes that you can put in your bra to see how they look on your frame (the best way to pick your new size).
We’ll have you feel the difference between saline and silicone breast implants and we will talk about the differences. We will also perform detailed measurements and discuss the differences in the types of implant shapes.
Every woman is different when it comes to her desired goals: some women want natural-looking breast augmentation with implant results and some women want more of a dramatic look. Therefore, we encourage you to bring photos of different breast examples to your consultation so we can discuss your aesthetic preferences in detail and we can have a better understanding of what you hope to achieve. We will also discuss your lifestyle, hobbies, and other activities that are important to you because multiple aspects of your life will affect implant choice. At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, always encourage our patients to reflect on the long-term aspects of breast implants.
After in-depth communication, and based on your anatomy and aesthetic desires, we will develop a customized surgical plan for you. Since we also specialize in other breast augmentation procedures, for example, the Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer procedure, we will weigh out all of your options before creating your surgical plan.
It is important to us that your consultation is a relaxed, fun experience. In our office, there is no rush; we will explain to you in a clear way what your surgical procedure will entail, and answer any of your questions or concerns.
For your comfort and safety, breast augmentation with implants will be performed under general anesthesia. We will also place a numbing solution in your breasts so you will not feel pain even though you are under anesthesia.
The surgery may take 3 to 4 hours depending on complexity, anatomy, and incision. We will make an incision either in the breast crease or around the areola and then create a precise pocket for the implant. We take extreme care to be very gentle and to keep the pocket clean with little to no bleeding.
We create and test the pocket using a temporary sizer which is a replica of the implant used for adjustments, and then when both pockets are symmetric and perfect, the entire field will be re-prepped for final implant placement. The implants will be placed using a no-touch technique to minimize any contamination to the implants. The final incision closure is done precisely and meticulously to create the best possible scar.
We have developed a special breast augmentation with implants technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. You will feel tightness and some soreness in the breast area, but if you have discomfort, Tylenol is typically all that is needed. There will be swelling, but this will resolve about a month after surgery depending on the size of the implants. It takes a full 4-6 months for the tissues to stretch and the implants to “drop” info their final shape or position.
You will need to minimize arm movement for about 2 weeks and you will wear a supportive bra for 2 months after surgery. This is something we will measure and provide for you. Most of AJ Plastic Surgery Centre patients feel almost back to normal at around 1 week after their breast augmentation surgery. Moderate exercise such as walking or stationary biking is allowed after two weeks. Vigorous exercise such as jogging, or aerobics may be resumed in 4 weeks. You will most likely be able to return to work within a few days, but you will need to avoid any strenuous activity for at least a couple of weeks.
Breast Augmentation scars take about 12 months to fade. You will start scar treatments at around 2 weeks after surgery. We will discuss scar care in detail with you and also provide you with scar medications and products. Our patients who have gotten breast augmentation tell us how they are able to wear clothes they like, no longer need to wear a padded pushup bra, and overall are very happy with their results.
At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we specialize in cosmetic revision breast surgery. We do not do post mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery.
Yes. At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we remove breast implants. When breast implants are removed, the capsule around it must also be removed.
Yes, some surgeries can be combined as Long as the OR time is not too long, and also that the post op care can be done properly by the patient. For example, we would never do tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift since one surgery site is always crushed, and we would never do breasts and Brazilian butt lift for the same reason.
Our goal at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre is to never squeeze in as many surgeries as possible and rush; our goal is to create the best possible results for my patients. You only have one body- the results should never be compromised for inconvenience.
The surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre are registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council and recognized by the Kenya Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. They offer a wide variety of non-invasive and surgical procedures to meet all your plastic surgery needs.
With years of experience, surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre have developed innovative techniques to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.