Stop: Read This Before Considering Breast Surgery

15 Nov

There is no doubt that breast surgery is an extremely popular choice for women considering breast enhancement. This is a cosmetic procedure that will show results really quickly. As quick as the results may be, there are still certain risks that you should be aware of.

When it comes to breast implants there are two types that you can choose from. They are a saline implant or a silicone implant. Most women prefer to use silicone implants, they are safer to use and have less issues with leakage. When and if a silicone implant does leak it is much easier to detect.

As with any surgical procedure an incision will need to be made and this can leave a scar. There are different types of incisions that are used by the surgeon when performing a breast implant.

  1. Subglandular
  2. Subrasical
  3. Subpectoral
  4. Submuscular

Your surgeon will determine which type of incision will be used on a case by case basis.

Other factors that you might not be aware of include having to go for regular checkups and scans after surgery. Understanding that your implants may have to be replaced at some point.

If you plan on getting pregnant and breast feeding then inform your surgeon of this. Sometimes implants and the incision which is made can interfere with nursing a new baby.

If your reason for wanting the surgery is to improve sagging breasts, implants may not be the best choice for you. You want to consider having a breast lift instead.

For women who smoke it is advisable to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before your surgery, and we mean quit here! If you smoke your oxygen levels in your blood are much lower and this can cause problems during and after surgery. All of your doctors and/or surgeons should be kept updated on your medical condition and history.

After surgery you may need to have someone around to help you. You may find it hard to lift objects and even small children if you have them. It can take 2 weeks to one month to recover after your surgery, this healing process is not something that you can rush.

While you may not consider having breast implants major surgery, it is. It has all the risks associated with any type of surgical procedure.

We highly advise you to consider all options before deciding upon breast implant surgery. You may be able to get your desired results from other, natural means.