Most people understand that breast augmentation surgery involves making the breasts bigger—normally with breast implants. However, after undergoing the surgery for themselves, many patients realize there are many small nuances of breast augmentation surgery that are not as commonly known. Here are just a few things many women wished they knew before breast augmentation surgery.
1: You Cannot Choose Any Implant Size & Expect It To Work For Your Body
While breast implants come in a variety of sizes, not all implants are one size fits all. Large implants—such as 700cc and over—tend to be quite wide. Therefore, on someone petite, the implants may look unnatural, disproportionate, and cause issues from uneven weight distribution. In some cases, a high-profile implant may allow a smaller woman to go bigger, but this is still usually limited. During a consultation, patients can try on implants and have measurements taken to determine an ideal range.
2: Discount Cosmetic Surgery Does Not Exist
There are some things that you should never get for a deal, and cosmetic surgery is one. While it may be possible to find uber-cheap plastic surgery, this may mean that the surgeon is underqualified, cuts corners, or that the safety is not up to par with US standards. Of course, it could go fine, but choosing the cheapest option often comes with a higher risk of complications and dissatisfaction with surgery.
3: Breasts Can Still Change Size & Shape After Breast Augmentation
After breast implants are placed, the implants help the breasts maintain a consistent minimum of size and shape. However, with weight gain or hormonal changes, the breasts can become larger, misshapen, and uneven, regardless of whether the woman has breast implants or not. The biggest possible change—and one that is often unavoidable—is that the breasts can sag with implants. This may lead to the need for a breast lift in the future. If a patient gets implants too large for their natural frame, this can accelerate and worsen sagging.
4: Getting Implants After Children May Lead To Better Results
In comparison to procedures where surgeons strongly recommend waiting until patients are done having children—such as a tummy tuck—breast augmentation can be done before or after without major concerns. However, if a patient gets implants and then has children, this may lead to changes in their results. While rare, breastfeeding can also be hindered. But, with modern surgical techniques, this is unlikely. If a patient has a major concern about maintaining breastfeeding capability, it is best to wait until they have had children and nursed before seeking breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery is a major decision that patients should not consider lightly. It does come with some inherent results. However, it can also have a majorly positive impact on a patient’s life. Dr. Scott Blyer of Cameo Surgery Center is one of Long Island’s top breast augmentation surgeons. With nearly two decades of experience and serving hundreds of patients, Dr. B can help patients determine the ideal breast augmentation option. He then helps patients customize it to fit their needs, goals, and lifestyle.