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Breast Implants Before and After: What to Expect from Breast Augmentation?

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Breast Implants Before and After: What to Expect from Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentations are one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures among women worldwide. The procedure can help women achieve their desired contours and enjoy the emotional benefit of finally feeling comfortable in their own skin. However, breast implants are a surgical procedure that takes careful planning before and after to ensure an optimal outcome without complications.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement procedures of all types. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Lawton will walk you through every aspect of your procedure so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you. Today, we’ll talk about some of the basics when it comes to what to expect before and after surgery.

Before your procedure, you’ll have several consultations with Dr. Lawton discussing the various aspects of your procedure including;

  • Implant size and shape
  • Incision type and placement
  • The type of implant that’s best for you

You’ll also undergo several routine medical exams and blood tests to ensure you’re in ideal health prior to your procedure. Dr. Lawton will provide you with several prescription medications as well as a list of pre-procedural instructions you can do to facilitate a smooth recovery.

What to Expect After Surgery

Breast augmentations are done on an outpatient basis allowing you to go home the same day for rest and relaxation. You’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24-48 hours as the effects of general anesthesia dissipate. Swelling and discomfort will be at their worst the first 3-days following surgery. Prescription pain medication can be used to keep you comfortable during this time.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Most women feel comfortable returning to work in about 1-2 weeks. More strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be postponed for several weeks or until Dr. Lawton give you the go-ahead. Full recovery can take 3-4 months depending on the extent of your surgery and your natural healing process.

When Will I See Results?

You’ll be able to see some effects from your breast enhancement directly following surgery. Continued improvement will gradually occur as post-surgical swelling subsides in about 2-weeks. While most women are happy with the results of their procedure immediately, it can take 6-12 months for your new breasts to fully “settle” into their new position.

Dr. Lawton has helped countless women successfully get the results they want with breast augmentations. She’ll provide you with individualized pre and post-surgical plans according to your specific procedure and lifestyle. Dr. Lawton also works closely with patients when it comes to scar management ensuring you’ll be able to enjoy the flawlessly discrete result you deserve.

Dr. Lawton is a wonderful surgeon. I received a breast augmentation from her with Allergans new shaped 410 implants and I LOVE my results. They look very natural and there was barely any downtime. I was back to work four days later and no one could even tell. The staff is great but mostly I loved the time Dr. Lawton spent with me. I felt that as a woman she truly understood what I wanted. I would definitely refer her to friends and family.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about what to expect before and after breast implants? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary

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