Most women who walk into a surgeon’s office for a breast augmentation consultation have a clear idea of what they are looking for. They want to enhance their breasts, they seek proportional bodies, and they want results which look and feel natural. A lot of research goes into finding out all about the procedure as well as choosing the best surgeon for it. However, even then there might be some facts about breast augmentation that you haven’t understood.
One size fits all
This is the biggest myth regarding an augmentation surgery; choosing the implant size is more complex than choosing a bra or bikini top.
Several variables need to be kept in mind when you choose the implant size. Factors like your skin’s elasticity, the amount of breast tissue as well as the proportion of your chest to the midsection and rest of the body are taken into consideration. While for some women moving one cup size if enough; for others, this may be an insignificant change. This makes it important to choose a board certified surgeon who has enough experience to help you make the right choice of implant size.
There will be no discomfort
Like any other surgical procedure, there is discomfort till your body gets used to the change. This pain not be unbearable for every woman and your surgeon will help you with various techniques including oral medication during the recovery period. If your medication is not helping, you must contact the surgeon.
Implants are a permanent solution
Just like other surgical devices, breast implants are not permanent either. Both the saline and silicone implants are susceptible to leakage, rupture, sagging, ptosis or capsular contracture. When you go for your mammogram, you must let the physician know you have implants. You must also visit your surgeon for an annual checkup to ensure all is good with your implants.
Augmentation gives you perky breasts
If you are happy with the size of your breasts but are only looking for a younger and perkier appearance, breast augmentation is not the procedure for you. The main purpose of augmentation is to increase your breast size and not change the position. A breast lift, instead, will give you the desired perky appearance.