Frequently Asked Questions

Any surgical procedure can be confusing, intimidating, and maybe even a little scary. Luckily, Dr. Ralston and his staff are here to help! If you’re looking for more information, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions potential patients have.

If you have a question that doesn’t appear on this list or if you’d like more detail about any aspect of a procedure, feel free to give us a call or schedule a free consultation.

BREAST PROCEDURE QUESTIONS

Do implants have to be changed over time?

Yes, implants aren’t meant to be a lifetime product. Changes may need to be made over a period of time, but there is no schedule for replacement.

Is it best to wait until I am done having children?

There is no advantage to waiting; it is not necessary to wait.

Will my breasts sag over time?

Augmentation turns the clock back in time and gives breasts a more youthful look, but your breasts will settle in time.

Do breast implants effect nursing?

Not generally. If you breast fed in the past, you should be able to breast feed after surgery. Not all women, however, can breast feed.

Is the best placement for today’s implants behind the muscle?

Generally speaking, yes. Saline implants need as much padding as possible. This position is also best for mammogram interpretations.

BODY PROCEDURE QUESTIONS

Is ultrasonic liposuction the best form of liposuction?

Yes, we believe ultrasonic is the most thorough and smoothest modern method of liposuction.

Will liposuction take away my cellulite?

No, true cellulite cannot be removed. Liposuction will reduce the fullness in the area and improve its appearance, but it will not eliminate your cellulite.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure. The best results are achieved for patients who still have good skin tone, but have localized problem areas.