Are you interested in pursuing breast surgery? Whether you’re looking to augment your current size, reduce the size of your chest or looking for a lift to restore a youthful shape, you’ll find that there are some little known facts every woman should learn about prior to making her final decision.
Breast surgeries are amongst the most popular in cosmetic surgical procedures, around the world. Just how much do you know about this procedure?
One – Erring on the conservative side with sizing is wise
A large percentage of breast augmentation errors, and patient dissatisfaction, can be attributed to the selection of the incorrect size. Perhaps the most important thing that women should keep in mind is that the implant should not be too large for her overall anatomy. It can be tempting to opt for a size too large. However, the goal of most augmentation surgeries is to achieve a natural look that feels comfortable. Going too large can also lead to concerns with neck, shoulder and back pain.
Two – Nonsurgical breast augmentation is not always ideal
Nonsurgical augmentation uses fat that is taken from other areas of the body using liposuction. It’s then injected into the breast. While this is much less invasive of a procedure than the traditional augmentation procedure, it also carries with it some concerns. The most glaring concern to be aware of is that the results are much harder to predict. As much as 50% of the fat transferred will not survive the procedure, which will also alter your final results. The traditional augmentation procedure, such as that offered by Form & Face plastic surgery Sydney offers much more predictability in results.
Three – Your breast will determine the type of incision your surgeon uses
Your plastic surgeon will work to ensure that your scars are minimal. This often means “hiding” the incisions in the areola. If, however, you have a small areola, then you may find that your surgeon has to explore alternative incision locations. The underarm incision is an option that some surgeons will consider. Be sure to discuss any concerns that you have about incisions and scarring so that your surgeon can address your concerns and set your mind at ease.
Four – You may need a second augmentation surgery
A quarter of women who undergo the augmentation procedure find that they need to schedule another after a decade. This is because implants are not designed to last forever. They may need to be upgraded, or an implant may develop a leak after time. Weight loss, pregnancies and even a change in personal preference may also lead a woman to seek out a second surgery.
Five – You may only need a week of recovery
Many women are surprised to learn that they may only need a week of time off from work after their surgery. The surgery is generally done on an outpatient basis and woman are able to return home once they have recovered from the anaesthesia. They will likely feel some stiffness and discomfort, but should be able to resume working within a week, after spending good time allowing their body to rest and heal.
It should be noted that patients will be restricted from heavy lifting or working out for at least eight weeks after surgery. Some will be restricted for up to twelve weeks.
An interesting fact that many aren’t aware until after their surgery is that any breast surgery will alter your posture. Women who go through the reduction will find they straighten their back and shoulders a lot easier with the excess weight removed from their chest. Women who get implants often find their shoulders pulling forward, and need to adjust their posture over time in order to remain comfortable.