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What You Must Know About Getting A Boob Job

Kathryn Whitworth| April 23, 2015

 

In the statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation procedures were the most requested cosmetic surgical procedure of 2014. But, this does not mean you too have to undergo such procedure.

Before making a decision, it is best to ask all sorts of question about the process and be informed about everything. So, below are some of the things you need to know about getting a boob job:

1. Your First Breast Surgery May Not Be Your Last

Based on statistics, 25% percent of women, who have undergone breast surgeries, will need another surgery after a decade because these don’t last forever. Over time, the implant may start to leak or a “scar shell” may possibly develop around it.

2. It Will Cost You At Least $3,678

This price is based on the surgeon’s fee only and does not include the costs of other things, such as anesthesia, stitches, bandages, and facilities.

3. For Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction, Patients Usually Need to Take Five to Seven Days Off

Within the week of the procedure, you might not be in good shape. So, heading back to the office isn’t really a good idea. Normally, patients are advised to take five to seven days off for recovery.

4. Breasts with Implants Feel Different Than Real Breasts

Even if silicone breasts feel similar to real breasts, these are still man-made.

5. Before Deciding on One, You Can Actually Try on Different Boob Sizes

If you are planning to undergo breast augmentation or reduction, you can use a “sizer”. It is a bead-filled neoprene sack that is stuffed to the bra to give patients an idea about the boob sizes.

6. Do Not Expect to Go From Small to Huge All At Once

If you are starting with a small cup, you can’t go up to a bigger cup in one procedure. So, you have to set attainable goals. Remember, your body and skin need time to adjust to these changes.

7. These Breast Augmentation Procedures May Possibly Affect Breastfeeding in The Future

Women, who have implants, usually prefer not to breastfeed. Because of this, the information about them are vague. However, for those who undergo areola incision, there are possibilities you could damage minor ducts, hindering your ability to breastfeed.

8. After a Breast Reduction or Augmentation Procedure, You Might No Longer Feel Your Nipples

Whenever you undergo breast surgeries, loss of sensation in the nipples may occur. But, this depends on various factors, including the surgery type and breast shape. Still, even if you lose sensation in your nipples, they can still respond to cold.

9. Patients, Who Smoke, Are Obese, and Has a Strong Family History of Breast Cancer, Aren’t Great Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Before the procedure, all medical issues has to be evaluated and cleared. This is done to avoid risks and complications during and after the surgery.

10. Not All Plastic Surgeons Are Trustworthy

In choosing a plastic surgeon, make sure he or she is certified from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Take note that there are other boards that are not legitimate. To avoid falling in the hands of the wrong doctors, speak to other patients and schedule a consultation.

11. You Can Choose from Two Different Implants: Saline or Silicone

Basically, both have their pros and cons. Silicone implants look more realistic, but it is harder to distinguish whether there are ruptures due to its gel-like consistency. On the other hand, saline implants will show ripples in particular areas of the breast, but because they have a water-like filling, it is easier to detect leaks.

12. You Can Transfer Fat from Other Parts of Your Body to Your Boobs

This procedure is extremely new. It is also called autologous fat transfer.

13. You May Opt for an Areola Reduction Procedure

This procedure is called mastopexy. Most of the time, women who undergo breast reduction need areola reduction so as to make its size proportional to the new breast.

14. Upon Consultation, You and Your Surgeon Will Decide Which Incision Choice Is Suited For You

The doctor will consider the beginning breast size, shape, tissue, and some other factors, before recommending which options are suited for you and your body.

15. A Breast Surgery May Have An Effect on Breast Cancer Screening

Before the surgery, it is important to go through proper breast examinations with your gynecologist. Discuss everything with them to avoid any future problems.

16. After the Surgery, Exercises that Involve Bouncing are Restricted

Cardio exercises are restricted for women who undergo surgery. However, they can start doing simple cardio exercises after one week.

17. Implants are Better If Done Postpartum Rather than Before Having Kids

Any implant placed under the muscle may increase the level of discomfort. So, it is better to have an implant done postpartum.

18. Augmented Breasts Will Affect Your Posture

If you opt for an implant size that is proportional to your physique, there will be minimal effects on your posture. However, if you choose a larger implant, the effects are visible.

19. There Is No Required Size for a Breast Reduction Procedure

Boob jobs are based on personal preferences. You can decide whatever you want as long as these are attainable.

20. After a Reduction, Your Boobs May Possibly Grow Back

If the procedure is done after pregnancy and your weight stays the same, your breast size may not change.

21. Before You Decide to Go through Any of These Procedures, Ask Yourself These Following Questions:

  • Does my situation bother me?
  • Why do I want breast surgery?
  • How happy am I about this?
  • Can I handle the time off from work and exercise?
  • Am I willing to expose myself to risks?

At the end of the day, the desire to get breast enhancement surgeries should be purely your own. But remember, you should do this not because you want drastic changes in your life. Your decision should be because you want to look and feel good about yourself.

 

 

 

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