Breast augmentation is one of the most requested procedures among women aged 20-50.
It is important to approach any surgical intervention, especially such a delicate one as breast augmentation, consciously, so as not to regret it later.
In this article, we will tell you what you need to know and what to be prepared for before deciding to have a breast augmentation.
Choose the “right” doctor
Choosing the “right” doctor is 95% success. Before entrusting your breasts to the doctor, read reviews about his work, ask for a portfolio with before and after photos. Check out the resume of a plastic surgeon: pay attention to what kind of education he has, work experience.
In addition, the doctor should be pleasant to you as a person: it is important that you can trust him and tell him about your wishes and concerns without being shy.
Decide if you plan to give birth and breastfeed in the future
If you are going to have a baby and breastfeed in the future, it is important to tell your plastic surgeon. The doctor will be able to choose the best way to install the implant in your case:
- through an incision in the areola for women who will not breastfeed;
- through an incision in the armpit or under the breast for expectant mothers who prefer breastfeeding.
Consider the need for a second operation at zero size
Women who initially have zero size, but dream of a full third, need to be prepared for the operation, which will take place in two stages. First, the doctor installs small implants, and the skin gradually stretches. During the second procedure, you can increase the size to the desired one.
Beware of Suspiciously Low Prices
The Internet is full of hot offers like “Breast Augmentation for $1,500”, “Only today, increase two breasts for the price of one”, etc. It is possible that you will get a good result for this money. However, the low cost of breast augmentation should not detract from such important criteria as the quality of the implants used and the experience of the doctor. Be sure to study all the information about the plastic surgeon and ask what implants he will use. It happens that the low price of breast augmentation is due to the poor quality of implants. Moreover, for advertising purposes, they may indicate the cost of increasing one breast, and not two. If something bothers you, you are not sure about the doctor or the quality of the service, look for other options, albeit more expensive.
Be prepared for time constraints
In the first week after surgery, even the most familiar movements can be difficult – sweep the floor or lift something. In addition, intensive training will have to be forgotten for a couple of months. At this time, swimming or walking is suitable as a load.
Rehabilitation has not been canceled
After the operation, you will have a rehabilitation period. You need to follow these rules:
- During the first month, wear special underwear to avoid stretch marks and deformities of the breasts.
- For two weeks, do not raise your arms above your shoulders so that the implants do not move.
- During the week, sleep only on your back. If you roll over on your side, there is a risk of waking up with an asymmetrical chest.
- For six months, forget about the bath, sauna and other warming procedures.
All these restrictions are needed so that a connecting capsule forms around the implant, and you feel the new breast as your own.