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. Many women no longer feel feminine because of their current breast situation and are looking for implants to help them to feel that way again.
Since everyone is different, you need to find a surgeon that you’re comfortable with and then start discussing the types of procedures that would work the best for you. 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.
Implants are either placed underneath the tissue of the breast or over the muscle. 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.
The option of silicone or saline implants is up to the patient to decide after they’ve done proper research and discussed both options with their surgeon. Once you’ve come to a decision, you’ll be discussing it with your doctor.
Your breasts may seem unsightly at first, being sore and bruised because they’re healing from the surgery, but don’t be alarmed. 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.
Heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks, but a patient can usually return to work after about a week. Any loss of nipple sensation should be temporary, and future breast feeding should not be hindered. Also, there is no need to worry about any leftover scars as they will be very difficult to see.