There's never been a better time to get a breast augmentation. Implants are safer, longer-lasting, and more realistic than ever before and surgical techniques have been refined to near perfection. With all that said, this is still a serious procedure and it shouldn't be undertaken lightly.
Here are 5 things that you should know before you get breast augmentation surgery.
1. Size Is More Than Just A Number
The first thing to know about breast implants is that you shouldn't get too caught up about the cup size. This number only tells part of the story. The reality is that every woman is different and implants can look dramatically different depending on the height, weight, and body shape of the patient. Don't worry, you'll be able to "try on" a number of implants before your surgery in order to get a better idea of what you want.
2. You'll Need Some Time Off
Make sure you're able to take some time off following your surgery and that you plan this all out in advance. Time off doesn't just mean calling out of work either. You won't be able to lift heavy objects, so you'll need someone — be they friend or family — to pick up the slack around the house. You also won't be able to exercise, so don't even think about hitting the gym until you get the go-ahead from your surgeon. Recovery speed varies from person to person, but you can expect to be out of commission for at least two weeks.
3. Results Won't Show Up Right Away
It takes some time before you fully see your results. Following the procedure, you'll be dealing with swelling and even when that fully subsides your breasts still need some time to settle. All-in-all it could take up to three months before you get the full picture of your results. In the meantime, you should probably hold off on buying any expensive bras!
4. It Takes Time To Adjust To These Changes
It's going to take you some time to mentally adjust to your new breasts as well. Some days you'll love them, while some days you'll wonder if it was all worth it. This is a normal part of adjusting to any major change in your body. The good news is that over time most women become fully satisfied with their new breasts. A few weeks of uncertainty are no match for a lifetime of increased self-esteem.
5. You Should Always Listen To Your Surgeon
If you want a breast augmentation then you need to be prepared to listen to everything your surgeon says. They've probably been doing this for a long time, and they know how to maximize results. This may involve some dietary or lifestyle changes leading up to and after the surgery. It isn't always easy to make these changes but you absolutely need to try your best.
You should be totally upfront with them as well. Never try to hide the fact that you're a smoker or that you take certain medications even if you know it may complicate things. Doing so could greatly increase the risk of something going wrong. If your surgeon decides that you should hold off on the procedure it's not an invitation to go shopping around — it's out of a genuine concern for your well-being.
Looking for an experienced surgeon to perform your breast augmentation? Please, contact us today at the Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.