When you think of plastic surgery, what’s the first procedure that pops into your mind? Probably breast augmentation, one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the US. Since it is so popular, there tends to be a lot information out there about breast augmentation. There’s also a number of assumptions and misconceptions about breast surgery. Having a realistic expectation for your surgery and knowing what breast implant and augmentation can and can’t do for you can help you make the most of your procedure and its results.
Breast Augmentation Can: Give You Larger Breasts
First things first, the goal of breast augmentation is to make the breasts larger. The surgery can enhance the size of both breasts, or just one if there’s a fair amount of asymmetry. It can also augment the size of one breast more than the other, if needed. Although women have different reasons for wanting augmentation, ranging from wanting to look better in their clothing to wanting to restore the size of their breasts after having a baby, the end goal of achieving bigger breasts is the same.
Breast Augmentation Can’t: Turn Your A Chest into a DD Chest
Although breast augmentation focuses on increasing the size of your breasts, a surgeon will still keep proportions and balance in mind. If you’re an A-cup and expect to walk out of your surgery as a DD cup, your surgeon might advise against that. For one thing, you might not have enough tissue to accommodate implants that are considerably larger than your natural breast size. And for another, very large breasts might not work with your overall proportions.
You can try before you buy when it comes to implants. During your consultation, your surgeon will give you sizers to try on. The sizers not only give you an idea of how you’ll look with larger breasts, they’ll also give you an idea of how the implants will feel.
Breast Augmentation Can: Restore Your Breasts After Pregnancy
Pregnancy changes your body in a lot of ways. Your breasts might be larger than before , only to shrink down a few cups sizes afterwards. It’s not uncommon for women who were a C-cup before baby to end up a B or A-cup afterwards. For that reason, plenty of mothers seek out breast augmentation to get their pre-baby busts back. If you’re a mom thinking about the surgery, it’s worth waiting until after you’ve finished having kids. Although breast augmentation won’t alter your ability to get pregnant and usually does not affect breastfeeding, getting pregnant again can undo the results from your surgery.
Breast Augmentation Can’t: Lift Up Droopy Breasts
You might see some lift and a bit more perkiness in your breasts after augmentation. But, if your main concern is drooping and sagging, not size, a breast lift can be a better option for you. It’s fairly common for women to have the two surgeries performed at the same time, to lift up the breasts while enhancing them.
Breast Augmentation Can: Give You a Confidence Boost
Breasts are a personal subject for many women. You might have spent years of your life feeling unhappy about yours. They might be too small, too uneven, or any number of other things. Finally taking the steps needed to schedule and have a breast augmentation can leave you feeling great. Once the surgery is over and you’ve had a chance to recover, you might be thrilled with the way your new breasts look and feel.
If you feel happy about your appearance, you might feel happier about other areas of your life. While a breast augmentation isn’t a magic cure, if you take action towards correcting something that has long bothered you, your new-found confidence might spill over into other places, too.
Breast Augmentation Can’t: Change Who You Are
While you might feel more confident and happier overall after your surgery, it’s important to remember that it’s not a cure for all your problems. You won’t wake up from surgery a new person. Knowing why you want the implants and understanding what they can and can’t do for you will help you manage your expectations after the surgery. It’s also important to remember that there is only one person you should get implants for, and that person is yourself. If someone else is pressuring you into getting implants, you’re likely not to be happy about your results, no matter what anyone else says.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today
If you’re ready to learn more about breast augmentation or other breast surgeries, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Ross. Dr. Ross believes that educating and communicating with her patients is the key to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling 239-594-9100.