We live in a world obsessed by looks and vanity, everyone wants to look their best and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast augmentations are currently the most on demand surgery in the market followed by butt enhancements. This are especially popular in women over 25 particularly women who have given birth and gone through the whole breast feeding process. Renowned Double Board Certified New York Plastic Surgeon Adam R. Kolker, M.D who is an expert in breast enhancements asserts that it is important to research exhaustively before getting breast enlargement surgery.
Here are the most important things you need to know about breast enlargement surgery…
The first breast enlargement surgery you have will probably not be your last
According to reliable statistics, about 25% of the women who have a breast augmentation will need a follow up surgery after about 10 years since breast implant do not last forever. This because overtime the implant ages; it will begin to leak and can develop a scar shell around it causing pain and unpleasant appearance. Additionally, scar shell will warp the shape of the breast hence the need for another breast implant that is in good shape.
Twenty-five percent of women will need another surgery after 10 years because implants don’t last forever. The implant could begin to leak over time or a “scar shell” could develop around it, warping the shape and causing a need for new implants. Weight loss, pregnancy, and change in preference are other factors that could lead the patient having another surgery after a few years. There are so many body changes that affect breast implants such as pregnancy, weight loss and sometimes even change in preference.
A breast implant from a knowledgeable, board certified plastic surgeon will cost you close to a cool $4000
There are so many women suffering from botched plastic surgeries especially when it comes to breast augmentations. This is because they prefer to cut costs by choosing doctors who are either not board certified or have a bad reputation. Some women just fall victim to such unscrupulous doctors because of ignorance and lack of adequate research. Before going for a breast augmentation of any other plastic surgery you need to do your homework. Take your time to research exhaustively and ascertain whether you are in good health to handle the challenges that come with healing from a breast augmentation surgery. Also take your time to understand the procedure you are going to take your body through. Find out about the doctor in question, what is their history? Do they have a good reputation?
After a breast segmentation you will have to take 5 to 7 days off work to recover, this is the same with a breast reduction
Unsurprisingly a breast augmentation or reduction will take a toll on you physically. You will not be functioning at a 100% after plastic surgery. If your work does not require manual labour you will be back to work in 5 to 7 days. On the other hand if your work involves manual labour then a good 10 days before resuming work is necessary. It is important to note that this only applies when the implant is placed on top of the muscle. However, most women prefer the implant to be placed behind the muscle instead of the top for a more realistic look and to reduce the chances of scarring. In this case recovery will take much longer and you will feel sorer as compared to the alternative.
When you have breast implants they feel different to touch as compared to real breasts
Although the real breasts feel very similar to silicon breasts, they are nonetheless artificial and therefore will not feel like natural breast tissue. Breast implants are easily noticeable on a woman who had little breast tissue to begin with. However, if you had substantial breast tissue to start with they are hardly noticeable. Small implants or those that are placed behind the muscle are quite hard to notice unless you touch.
It is best to try out different boob sizes before deciding which one is best for you
Before committing to an actual surgery it is best to use sizers to fill your breasts so that you can determine which size suits you best. When it comes to choosing the best size, you need to consider a slew of factors including:
- How much breast tissue you have
- What size is appropriate depending on your stature so that you do not get issues such as back problems
Your doctor will help you select an implant size that is appropriate for you and also suits your preferences.
It is against viable medical advisable to jump from small to extra large
There are many women who prefer extra large breasts and want to get them at any cost. If you go to a unscrupulous doctor, they will not care and will likely just give you what you want, however this is not advisable. For instance if you starting out with an A cup, there is no way you will get a D cup right away. Set goals that are realistic when it comes to breast segmentation. Your body particularly your skin needs some time to gradually adjust to changes so that you are not affected negatively. A knowledgeable and experienced surgeon will suggest going up just a couple cup sizes first then increasing to the large size you want after a few years.
There is a huge chance that breast reductions and breast augmentations can affect your ability to breastfeed in the future
Most women who have breast implants often times will make the choice not to breast feed. When it comes to breastfeeding with implant each woman has a different experience so brace yourself for the thought that you may not be able to breast feed your baby. Most breast augmentations entail an areola incision and this poses a risk on damaging minor ducts that will disconnect the areola complex from the most important portion of the breast glands. This will hinder your ability to breast feed in the future. Doctors advise women who want to breastfed in the future to go for the underarm incision or in the crease of the breast so that the important breastfeeding glands are not disconnected from the areola.
There is a huge chance that you will lose feeling in your nipple after breast augmentation surgery
Whenever there is any surgery done on the breasts, there is a large chance that you will lose nipple sensation; this is particularly common when it comes to breast augmentation. Whether you will lose feeling at the nipples will depend on a number of factors include the type of surgery and the shape of the breast. You need to know that if you happen to lose the sensation in your nipple, they will still be able to respond to stimulation and cold. This simply means they will be able to get hard and you can feel them getting hard.
If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, obesity or you smoke you are not a good candidate for breast augmentation
These factors that are mentioned such as breast cancer, tobacco and obesity are risk factors for complications after the breast augmentation surgery. This is why you need to go to a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced surgeon who will first and foremost carry out and extensive medical test on you before you are cleared for surgery. A thorough medical examination before any surgery is important so that doctors know what to expect before and after the surgery is done.
No matter how they market themselves not all surgeons and trustworthy and board certified
Just because he has a fancy office and a professional looking website does not mean he is a good surgeon. The most important factor to take into consideration when deciding on a surgeon is whether they are board certified. This is because board certification is not only evidence of their education but also of their compliance to the rules and regulations that plastic surgeries need to follow when performing operations on patients. This is why it is important to take your time and ascertain which board certification is most important when it comes to plastic surgery. For instance in the United States ensure that your surgeon is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Essentially ensure they have certifications from boards that uphold a high standard of maintenance and criteria.
As a rule of thumb don’t let yourself be the guinea pig, go for a surgeon who is experienced and has a good reputation. When it comes to plastic surgery you have all the power when it comes to selecting who will perform the surgery, how they will perform it and even where it will be preformed. There are currently so many botched plastic surgeries and in extreme cases patients even die under the knife. To avoid being part of this devastating statistic all you need is do your research and take your time.