Are you thinking about getting a breast augmentation? Whether you plan to do it locally, or go abroad to a country like Thailand on a cosmetic surgery holiday, getting a major cosmetic procedure done, such as a breast augmentation, is a big decision that needs to be carefully considered from all angles. Here are some of the most important things you need to know.
1. You might have to undergo more than one breast augmentation procedure
As it turns out, getting a breast augmentation isn’t a once in a lifetime event. According to experts, around 25% of women who have a breast augmentation will need another surgery after 10 years because those implants don’t last forever. The implant could get damaged over time, weight loss or pregnancy could change the way you look and feel, or some people simply change their minds after a while.
2. Your breasts will not feel the same post-procedure
Silicone implants will never feel like natural breast tissue, even though it comes close. Also, a woman who had little breast tissue to begin with is more likely to feel the difference compared to a woman who had more breast tissue. To make it feel as real as possible, some people opt for smaller implants, or have their implants placed below the muscle.
3. You can’t go from small to huge in the one procedure
Your body and skin needs time to adjust to the changes, so if you were hoping to go from a small A cup to a DD cup, sorry but it’s just not going to happen. Instead, your cosmetic surgeon will probably suggest that you go up a couple of cup sizes first, and then gradually increase the implant size over the course of several years.
4. You might lose some feeling in your nipples
Whether it is a breast augmentation or even a breast reduction, loss of sensation in the nipples is a common effect of surgery to the breasts. However, the extent of this depends on a few factors, including breast shape and surgery type, so speak to your cosmetic surgeon to find out how a breast augmentation will affect you.
5. Your augmented breasts may affect your posture
In the same way that the weight of natural breasts affects one’s posture, so your augmented breasts will affect your posture too. The effect will be minimal if you choose an implant size that is proportional to your frame; however, if you choose large implants, be aware that you will definitely feel the difference.
With all the options out there for breast augmentations these days, more and more people are opting to do something about their breasts if they are unhappy with the way they look. Cosmetic holidays to countries like Thailand have also helped to make breast augmentations more affordable, but the fact remains that it is a major cosmetic procedure that could affect your body and life in several ways. It might also be worthwhile asking yourself the following questions before making a decision:
- How much does my current situation bother me?
- Why do I want this procedure?
- How excited am I to go through with this?
- Can I handle the time off from work and exercise?
- How much am I willing to expose myself to certain risks?
If you are thinking about a breast augmentation, consult one of our specialists who will take you through the considerations to see if a breast augmentation is right for you.