7 things you should know before a Breast Augmentation

7 things you should know before a Breast Augmentation

12 September 2016

7 things you should know before a Breast Augmentation

Breast surgery always tops the list of most commonly undertaken Cosmetic Surgery year on year. Before you commit to the procedure though, there are seven factors you’ll need to be aware of.

  • There are two types of Implants

Breast Implants are made from either silicone gel or saline – and it’s up to you which type you go for. Silicone Implants offer the most realistic feel and look; saline Implants can sometimes show ripples. The benefit of having saline Implants is that you’ll find it easier to spot any leaks as they will visibly reduce in size.

  • Try before you buy

Don’t worry if you’re unsure about what cup size you want. As a general rule of thumb, ladies tend to go up two cup sizes with Breast Augmentation. Many Cosmetic Surgery providers will have ‘sizers’ for you to try before opting for the procedure to ensure you choose the right size for you.

  • Implants don’t last forever

You may think you’ll only need to go in for Cosmetic Surgery once but around 25 per cent of women require another Breast Augmentation 10 years after the first. This could be due to leaking, changes to your breasts during pregnancy or significant weight loss affecting the shape of your breasts.

  • Make sure your Cosmetic Surgeon is board certified

For any procedure you have, it’s important to check the Cosmetic Surgeon’s credentials. You’ll feel more at ease, not to mention enjoy the best results with minimal risks if you choose a board certified Surgeon for your Breast Augmentation.

  • You’ll be risk assessed before being granted the procedure

Undertaking Breast Augmentation surgery is not just as simple as turning up on the day to have the procedure. Your health will be assessed during your pre-surgery consultation and it’s vital that you’re as honest as possible when answering the questions as it may affect the success of the procedure. Ideal candidates include those who do not smoke, are a healthy weight and do not have a family history of breast cancer.

  • Breast Augmentation surgery includes some risks

As with any Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Augmentation is not without its risks. Sometimes patients can experience asymmetry, deflation and bleeding after having Breast Implants. You can reduce the likelihood of such outcomes by ensuring your Cosmetic Surgeon is a fully trained specialist in Breast Augmentation surgery.

  • Aftercare is extremely important

Following the procedure you’ll be advised on what to do to ensure you recover quickly and any scars from surgery heal well. You may be advised to limit the amount of exercise you undertake immediately after having a Breast Augmentation – this will be discussed with you.

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