There are many reasons why women may choose to get breast enhancement surgery, but not matter what your motives are for the procedure, it is important to be informed about the risks, and to know how to heal the body after the operation.Here are some important facts you will need to know.
One of the first things you will need to do is have a consultation with your doctor. This will help you to decide whether or not breast enhancement surgery would be safe for you, and how you should prepare your body for the operation.
You will also be able to see photos of women who have had this surgery done, and it is likely that you will see a woman with a similar body type, which will give you an idea of how your breasts will look afterward.
Breast Enhancement Surgery Implant Options
Your doctor will also help you to decide which implants are best for you, in terms of size and material. You will be able to choose from either saline or silicon implants for your breast enhancement surgery, and your previous health conditions may be the final factor in determining which implants will cooperate with your body.
Mastopexy Breast Enhancement Surgery
You may also want to talk to your doctor about mastopexy or mastoplexy, as it is sometimes called, which is a procedure that lifts the breasts.
Many older women, or women who have had children opt to undergo this type of breast surgery, and this can even be performed at the same time a patient is receiving implants. In most cases, the lift and implant procedure are done for women who have smaller breasts, but if you are a C cup or above, you may still be able to have this surgery done with no major problems. It is important to realize, however, that mastoplexy will cause scarring, and the ability to heal will depend on your skin type, your overall health, and the skill and expertise of your surgeon.
No matter your reason for breast surgery, you should make sure that you quit smoking before the surgery, and that you continue to not smoke after the surgery is completed. Nicotine will constrict your blood vessels, which means that part of your body that needs to heal will be deprived of oxygen. This could lead to further complications and pain, and may cause your implants not to heal properly.
You should also make sure that you are not taking any over-the-counter pain medications a few weeks before your breast enhancement surgery, as these most likely contain aspirin or ibuprofen, and will increase bleeding during your surgery and during the healing process.