Know The Facts About Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation is fast growing in terms of popularity with more and more women opting for this procedure. The breast augmentation procedure does grant women high self-esteem and confidence however before you take the decision of jumping for the procedure there are certain facts that you need to be aware of.


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Here are some facts that every women needs to understand before making the decision of going ahead with the breast augmentation procedure.

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Implants are not going to last forever: Whenever women opt for breast augmentation, they have a thought that this is for a life time and once they get it done they can forget about it. But the fact is that, breast implants are certainly not for a life time. With time, it gets impacted and wear and tear can affect it big time. As per studies, the longer the implants are higher the risk of leakage and rupture. Besides that there are high chances that your breasts will lose its original shape eventually if you get a breast augmentation done.

This is a surgery- a responsible decision: The one who is going to go through breast augmentation needs to understand that this procedure is as serious as any other surgery therefore it comes with its pros and cons. The patient needs to be prepared for the same both mentally and practically. To ensure you get the best results it is very important that you cooperate with the doctor both before and after surgery.

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This is not an instant boob job: Most of the women think of getting the breast augmentation done at the last moment, maybe just before their wedding or some big occasion thinking that they can just pop out of the hospital in a day with big boobs! But sorry girls that’s not how it works! It takes over 6 weeks to heal completely from the surgery. As during the surgery, your muscles react to the trauma, therefore the breasts will be resting high up on your chest and thus will be oddly shaped too. Eventually in 6 months the breasts will drop down to the normal position. Therefore there is no way you can show off yourself immediately after breast augmentation.

Risks and complications:
Like any other cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation also comes with its share of complications and risks. There are chances of things going wrong during the surgery and post-surgery complications also exist. You have to be prepared for this completely before the surgery.

Breast feeding can be done:
Post breast augmentation one can be able to breast feed particularly if the implant has been placed under the pectoralis muscle.

Breast Implant Location:
You need get the proper knowledge about the different ways to get the breast augmentation procedure done. The implants can be placed above the pectoralis muscle (subglandular) other than that under the pectoralis muscle (submuscular). This has to be decided by the doctor so the patient needs to discuss with the doctor and get proper knowledge about the same.

Implant Size:
You need to have an idea about the size of the breasts that you wish to have after breast augmentation. The breast implants is in general measured by their cubic centimeters (cc’s). It goes from a range starting from 120cc to 850cc completely depending on how big breast you require. Most of the doctors have sample implant which you can try on, ready with them that will help you in making a better decision.

Yes, Silicone is safe:
It has been approved by the FDA, silicone breast implants especially made by two manufacturers, Mentor and Allergan.

Location for the Incision: You get a choice of four locations for incision which are periareolar (around the areola or nipple), trans-axillary (in the arm pit), inframammary fold line (under the breast), and trans-umbilical (through the belly button). Discuss with your surgeon and he will recommend the best incision location for you.


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