Cosmetic Surgeons and patients talk Breast Augmentation
3 June 2015
It’s one of the most commonly undertaken procedures so it’s understandable that you’ll have questions about it. Here, Cosmetic Surgeons and real-life patients discuss Breast Augmentation.
- It’s more uncomfortable than painful
Victoria Gomez from San Diego put off having Breast surgery for fear that it would be too painful. She said: “I am a chicken about pain. I put off the surgery so long for that, but it was actually not as bad as I expected. The first few days were rough, but then it was mostly just feeling sore.”
- It’s advisable to have children first
If you want children, experts advise you put off your Breast surgery until afterwards as breast skin changes a lot during pregnancy. Post-pregnancy, you may find that your breasts are less perky than they used to be. In this case, a combination of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift may be advised.
- You can still breastfeed with Breast Implants
If you decide to have surgery first and become a mother later, you may have concerns about breastfeeding. According to the experts, Breast Implants do not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed her child, and women are still able to produce milk as normal.
- You’ll need a couple of weeks off work
Most women are advised to take up to two weeks off work following Breast Augmentation. In the meantime, light activity can be resumed. Stacey DeBoer from Michigan is a mum to twins and said: “I had my mom come and help with the kids since I couldn’t lift them very well at first. I was really sore.”
- Aftercare will help with the recovery process
After surgery, you’ll be given a number of follow-up appointments at varying stages of the recovery process to allow your Cosmetic Surgeon to check how well you’re healing. It’s important to attend these appointments to give yourself the best possible means of recovery.
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