What to Know Before Having Breast Augmentation

If you are looking at going under the knife for some breast augmentation surgery then there are some things which you should be fully aware of first. I myself went through this procedure a couple of years ago and I was fortunate to have the wonderful Dr. Nina Naidu on my team, who informed me of just about every detail that I could think of before the procedure.

Whilst I had a great experience however, I do have some friends who had the same procedure in other clinics, who simply weren’t given all of the facts before the operation. With that in mind, here are some of the most important nuggets of info which you’ll need about your procedure.

Repeat Surgery

Not everyone can count on going in for breast augmentation surgery and never needing to have any follow up. In fact, twenty five precent of women who have implants will have to go back 10 years later to have their implants re-aligned or replaced, as they do not last forever. This will largely depend on what kind of procedure you are having done, and what kind of implants you select. Make sure that you speak extensively with your surgeon to find out what the options are regarding your follow up.

How Much Will This Cost?

Many clinics can be a little ‘smoke and mirrors’ when it comes to how much they charge for the procedure, and much of this is so that they can get you through the doors to have a chat with you. The truth of the matter is that the average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,719, as released in 2016 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Naturally this figure could go up or down depending on which clinic you use, which location you are in, as well as the quality of implant that you are looking for.

Recovery Time

In terms of recovery time following the procedure, you will be looking at up to 3 weeks before you start feeling 100% again. In terms of working, as long as you don’t have a job which requires too much manual labor, you will be able to return to work between 5 and 7 days after the procedure has taken place. If you do have a job which is centered around manual labor, make sure that you consult with your surgeon before heading back to work.

How Big?

If you are looking to move up from an A cup to a Double D, r any other size shift such as this, it is important to know that you won’t be able to do this in one go. The body, its tissues, muscles and the skin, all need to change following the implants and this is why surgeons will recommend that you only ever move up by 2 sizes or less. If you were to suddenly change the weight and shape of your breasts in such a drastic way, the body can have a difficult time reacting to it and you could cause issues in the future.