A breast augmentation can give you life changing results, enhancing the size of your breasts, creating better symmetry and balance, and boosting your self-confidence. But undergoing surgery can be stressful, so make sure you have all the information you need ahead of time to ensure a smooth and successful process. Here are four important things youll want to know before considering breast augmentation surgery.
1) You might not be able to go as big as youd like
When undergoing any cosmetic surgery, its important to have realistic expectations in mind. You wont be able to go from an A to a DD in one procedure! While it can be disappointing to find out you might not be able to go quite as big as youd hoped, your surgeon will do everything they can to give you a significant enhancement, while keeping your safety a priority.
2) Youll need to plan for recovery time
Many patients are unaware of the restrictions theyll face after their procedure. Although youll start to feel better within five to ten days and can likely return to work at this time, youll still want to avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous exercise for much longer, so dont expect to hit the gym anytime soon! Your surgeon can set a recovery timeline for you, so you know exactly what to expect and how long youll have restrictions. Following post-op recovery instructions is important to ensure a healthy and satisfying outcome.
3) Your implants will need time to settle
In the first few weeks after your procedure, youll likely be obsessed with looking at your new breasts! However, its important to remember that your breasts will continue to change after your surgery, so dont get discouraged if you arent completely satisfied with your results right away. Over the next several weeks, your implants will drop and settle into a more natural position and swelling will subside to show your true results.
4) Its possible youll need a second one
Breast implants can give you a life-long enhancement, however, there are some instances when you may need a replacement or removal surgery. Although ruptures are rare, if you or your surgeon suspect any signs of complications, you might require an implant replacement surgery. You can also have a removal surgery at any time if you no longer want your implants.
To learn more about breast augmentation, contact our office today! We can provide you with more information or schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.