Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective cosmetic surgeries available in North America. Augmentation is an enhancement process that adds implants to your current breasts. If you’re not satisfied with the size, shape or firmness of your breasts, augmentation may be the right choice for you.
Deciding If Now Is a Good Time
There are a few issues you need to think about before deciding if now is a good time to consider breast augmentation with implants. First, take a good look at your weight. Your body weight has an affect on the volume and firmness of your breasts. If you’re at a healthy, stable weight and are unsatisfied, now may be a good time. If you are underweight, perhaps consider gaining a few pounds first before considering this option.
Next, you want to consider your future family planning. Breast augmentation has the possible side effect of reducing your ability to breastfeed in the future. If you feel strongly about breastfeeding any future children, you may want to wait until you’re sure your family is complete. Breast augmentation does not affect your ability to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy to full term.
Preparing Your Body
Ideally, you want to be a stable, healthy weight and fitness level before receiving implants. The weight aspect most definitely has an impact on the size and firmness of your breasts, but fitness also plays a key role. This is especially true if you start or stop a sport or exercise program that requires upper body strength. Women have pectoral muscles like men, except they are usually hidden by breast tissue. Gaining or losing muscle mass behind the breast can greatly affect aesthetics and the feel of the breast.
Preparing Your Lifestyle
Once your body is adequately prepared, you will want to ensure your life is prepared. You will need a minimum of six weeks to fully recover from your procedure, meaning you will need to arrange for time away from work, volunteerism, and other obligations. Your recovery should be as calm as possible to avoid complications and allow you to heal as quickly as you can.
Breast implants can help you achieve the bus you want, permanently. Careful considerations and preparations ahead of time are an important aspect of making an informed decision. If you think you may be ready for breast augmentation, feel free to call or contact our office today at Colon & Sands Plastic Surgery for a consultation in New Orleans.