In this time and age, having breast surgery is one of the common things that women do to enhance their overall body’s aesthetic. In fact, a lot of countries have been offering this kind of procedure to interested patients – from the streets of Thailand to Kansas City. Breast augmentation is, by far, one of the most popular cosmetic surgery that is available today.

If you are thinking of undergoing this procedure, here are some vital information that you should know before having a breast augmentation surgery.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the procedure that enables a woman to enhance the shape and size of her breasts by means of putting breast implants. These implants are mainly composed of a silicone shell that consists of cohesive gel or saline. In addition, breast implants also differ in shapes such as round and teardrop shape.

Breast augmentation is commonly taken when a woman experiences the following:

  • Loss of breast volume due to weight loss or pregnancy
  • Create more balance with the rest of the body
  • They want to have a larger shape and size of breasts

Who is the perfect candidate for a breast augmentation surgery?

The ideal candidates that doctors approve in this kind of surgery are as follows:

  • Have a healthy lifestyle
  • Have an ideal and stable body weight
  • Not pregnant
  • Does not perform breastfeeding
  • Non-smokers

What are the risks in this kind of surgery?

There are some potential risks in breast augmentation surgery, such as:

  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Implant leaks
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Infection

This is why speaking with your surgeon about breast augmentation surgery is the best way to lessen and prevent these possible risks to happen.

How can you prepare for the surgery?

Mostly of your preparatory phase in the surgery will be given to you by your surgeon. However, these are the general things that you should keep in mind in preparing for a breast augmentation procedure:

  • Limit food and alcohol intake the night before the surgery
  • No smoking before the day of the surgery
  • Dress in comfortable clothes
  • Ask someone – whether it may be a family member, friend, or loved one – to accompany you after the surgery

How does the surgery work?

Before undergoing a breast augmentation surgery, your doctor will give you general anesthesia or conscious sedation. This means that you can choose to go through the procedure asleep or awake, whichever you prefer.

While on the process of the surgery, your chosen surgeon will make small incision cuts to create a room for your breast implants. As soon as the breast implants are inside your breasts and positioned correctly, the incision cuts will then be closed by stitching it together. It will then be bandaged for some time until it heals.

How long will it take until it recovers fully?

In this aspect, recovery in a breast augmentation surgery entirely varies from one patient to the other, which makes the recovery time different. But in general, patients who undergo this kind of procedure took 4-6 weeks of full recovery time. With this being said, it is vital that you avoid vigorous workouts and to stick to light activities.

What are the expected results from this surgery?

The final results of this surgery are:

  • Improved breasts’ size and shape
  • Improved breasts’ volume
  • Improved hip-to-breast ratio

Key Takeaway

These are the essential things that you should keep in mind before having a breast augmentation surgery. Make sure that you are knowledgeable enough in this kind of operation to prevent having false hopes and expectations with its result.

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Angelo Castelda

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