Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure and many women wonder if it is right for them. There is no right or wrong answer to this. It depends on what you want to achieve through the procedure and who you are doing it for.
Women who are happiest with the procedure are those who do it for themselves, not because someone else wants them to have it done. Some of these women have always been unhappy with their breasts. Others have lost a lot of weight and need some help restoring the shape of their breasts. Still others are recovering from mastectomies, breast-feeding, or medical procedures and just want breasts they can feel proud of again.
Whatever your reasons for wanting breast augmentation there are several things to consider before having the procedure done.
What To Consider Prior To Breast Augmentation
- Overall Health. One of the first considerations you’ll have to take into account is whether or not you are healthy enough to have the procedure done. Women should be healthy, not pregnant and not breastfeeding. Breasts must be fully developed and you should have realistic expectations.
- Implants or Fat Transfer. You have the choice is getting saline or silicone implants or undergoing a fat transfer procedure to augment your breasts. Fat transfers use liposuction to remove fat from your body. The fat is processed and then injected into the breasts. It is a more natural approach, but limits you to an increase of just two cup sizes.
- Future Breastfeeding. It is possible to undergo breast augmentation and still breastfeed in the future, but you need to make this decision prior to the procedure since it will impact implant choice, incision location, and placement.
- Your Goals. It is important to have realistic goals and expectations for the procedure. For example, augmentation will not fix sagging breasts. If that is your goal a breast lift is a better choice. On the other hand, augmentation is a good choice is you want to correct asymmetrical breasts or enhance volume and shape of existing breasts.
- It’s a Commitment. Most women will need to have implants replaced at some point in the future. You may need to attend annual check-ups and perform monthly self-exams and might need a breast lift at some point in the future to retain your shape.
- Recovery Takes Time. Your breasts will be sore, swollen, and bruised right after surgery. It will take several weeks to recover and once you do, you may need to undergo additional procedures to adjust the implants to their proper position.
Enlighten Medspa Is Here To Answer Your Breast Augmentation Questions
These are just a few of the things we recommend women take into consideration when thinking about breast augmentation. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and whether or not you are a good candidate, Enlighten Skin & Body Medspa at 407-857-5476 or schedule a consultation online.