Understanding the Facts Before You Have a Breast Augmentation
Many women who undergo breast augmentation surgery have several questions they need answered before taking the plunge. Some women don’t ask the necessary questions before undergoing surgery and end up wishing they had. It’s important that every patient considering a breast augmentation understands the procedure and feels comfortable knowing that all of their questions have been answered.
To keep you from feeling like you aren’t prepared for breast augmentation surgery, here are five common things women said they wish they would have known before undergoing surgery.
You have a choice on the material of your implants. Whether you want saline or silicone, the choice is yours on what material your breast implants will be. In 2014, 77% of breast implants were made of silicone. Both materials have positives and negatives, so do your research and figure out which one you’d prefer. Don’t just select something because it’s a popular choice, do what’s right for you.
Breast implants can have an effect on your posture. Just like the weight of natural breasts, implants can largely impact your body’s posture. If you choose an implant size that is proportional to your body frame, you will see little effect on your posture. However, if you choose larger implants, you may feel the effects.
Your breast size takes time to adjust. After surgery, it may seem like your breasts are larger and higher than you signed up for. Don’t fret, though. Your breasts may be a little swollen but will drop within the first few weeks. They will start to settle and look normal soon enough, so be sure to wait on buying all new bras to fit your new cup size.
Not everyone is the right candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Although is has a high satisfaction rate, breast augmentations aren’t for everyone. Those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, collagen vascular disease, are under 18, or have unrealistic expectations should not receive breast implants.
Implants may eventually need replacing. Nobody can predict exactly how long breast implants will last, but we can tell you that they may not necessarily last forever. It’s a common misconception that all breast implants need to be replaced every two to three years, and that often holds some women back from receiving a consultation or moving forward with breast augmentation surgery. What we can tell you is that you should be prepared to have a follow-up after surgery to ensure safety and reduce any complications.
Dr. Walker states that understanding the operation and having the information needed when making this personal decision is extremely important. He is dedicated to providing the guidance you need to feel confident in your decisions regarding breast augmentation.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Walker, call 769-300-2946. Individual results may vary.