If you’re not happy with the way your breasts look, you might be considering breast augmentation surgery. Some women turn to surgery because their breasts have started to sag a bit over the years and they want them to look young again, and others are just wanting a larger cup size. Some women feel the need to have a breast job simply to help them “feel like a woman” again.
Be sure you find a good doctor with lots of experience; it’s OK to shop around a bit to make sure you’re getting what you need and that you both agree on the procedure that will help you the most. It’s also possible to have a lift at the same time as your augmentation, so if that’s something you’re interested in, be sure to ask your doctor how well it would work for your situation. Be sure to bring it up to your doctor if you’re breasts have begun to sag, regardless of the reason.
During surgery, breast implants will be inserted either behind breast tissue or above the muscle of the breast. Due to varying sizes and shapes of implants, and also the different incision options, your doctor will discuss with you which ones will work best with your body type.
You’ll be deciding which type of implant you want used, so you’ll need to begin to do your homework on the differences of silicone versus saline. Your doctor can help in this vital decision.
Expect some recovery time as your breasts will need to take some time to heal. This is perfectly natural as the surgery is invasive. For the first few days, you’ll be taking some medication for pain and you should look into having a surgical bra to wear during this time.
The recovery time is not long, but be careful not to do any lifting for the first few weeks after surgery. You may feel numb around your nipples for a while, but everything should return to normal over time. Also, there is no need to worry about any leftover scars as they will be very difficult to see.