5 things to consider before your breast augmentation surgery
By far the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedure of all time, breast implant surgery or breast augmentation surgery is likely the first thing you think of when you hear the term plastic surgery. Well as the years go by, and breast enlargement surgery evolves, more and more women are considering this life-changing procedure! With new strides made every day, breast implant surgery is safer and more effective than it has ever been. And attitudes are changing everyday – what was once thought of as a bit of a faux-pas to speak about, has become dinner table conversation for mothers and daughters to discuss as a potential high school graduation present. Despite this recent change in attitude, and how popular breast implant surgery has become, many patients fail to truly educate themselves on all that this procedure entails. Considered the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Goals Plastic Surgery’s own, Dr. Voskin performs at least one breast augmentation surgery every week, and it’s not even his specialty. Having performed this procedure so many times, Dr. V find a vast majority of his patients, no matter of age, do not do nearly enough research on breast enlargement surgery. And some patients (albeit a small percentage) will even decide against their breast augmentation surgery, after their consultation – often learning one or two facts that they simply didn’t do the research on. The fact is that these patients are truly lucky to be in the care of the best plastic surgeon NYC has in practice and the caring team at Goals Plastic Surgery; as many surgeons are far less transparent when it comes to speaking of any possible complications or considerations surrounding breast enlargement surgery. Here are 5 lesser-known, considerations every patient should make before undergoing any breast augmentation surgery.
· Most People Will Be Able to Tell – In Both Look & Feel
One of the most important things that breast implant surgery patients need to be aware of, is that your new breasts will definitely feel different from your natural ones. While it is definitely true that newer implant technology, using both silicone and saline, does feel fairly natural and much better than that of years past, most of us can tell the difference, no matter how well the procedure was done. Usually women with more breast tissue to begin with will get the most natural look and feel from implants, also smaller implants, that are placed BELOW the muscle will look and feel the most natural.
· Your First Surgery, Likely Won’t Be Your Last
When it comes to any breast enlargement surgery using implants, it will definitely have to be repeated. Statistics show that over 25% of all women will likely need surgery every 8-10 years minimum. This is especially true for those with older implants, as they can easily leak, or their shape can become warped over time. Weight loss, pregnancy, or some type of injury can easily shorten this period to only a few years.
· Possible Breastfeeding Issues
Depending on the where the scar is placed during your breast augmentation surgery, you may or may not have issues with breastfeeding later on in life. For those who have surgery with an incision made along the areola, there is a risk that you sustain damage to your minor ducts connecting to the breastfeeding ducts. For this reason, incisions made under the arm or in the breast crease, are preferred by some. Some will also argue, that implants are unsafe to breastfeeding, and the practice should be avoided – but there is little proof in support of this.
· Recovery Period Might Be Shorter Than You Thought
For many women the recovery period can last a total of a few months, however, for the most part women can return to working within 4-7 days! You might still feel some light soreness, but as long as there is no heavy lifting involved or manual labor, you should be fine to return to work within this timeframe. Considered the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Voskin and his staff will provide you with follow-up appointments, and special guidelines to help you recover safer and more efficiently. For those who have breast implant surgery performed below the muscle (allows for more natural results) it may require a longer, more difficult recovery period.
· There Are Many Procedures to Choose From
There are a number of different types of breast augmentation surgery procedures out there. These include things like – breast enlargement surgery, reduction surgery, breast lift, areola reduction, and more. For some patients they may want to reduce the size of their implants or natural breasts and reduction surgery might be best for them. And for some who might feel they need both size, shape, and a lift – they can combine a breast lift with their breast implant procedure as well! It is important to speak with your doctor about such issues and work alongside a qualified surgeon to decide what works best for you.
There are a number of things to consider when having any form of plastic surgery, both good and bad. Regardless of what you decide, it is important to educate yourself as best as possible and make an informed decision. For more information on all types of breast augmentation or to schedule a consultation, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.