Things to Consider Before Breast Enhancement Surgery

Women get Breast Enhancement Surgery in the UK every year

Say what you will, but in today’s world, appearances do matter. It might seem unfair to judge someone on one aspect of their body, but life can be like that sometimes.

Accordingly, breast enhancement in London and the UK is becoming more popular with every passing day. With the boost in self-esteem and the improved odds of life success it provides, there are women all over the country and beyond that are considering surgery, and that’s okay. However, before you rush down to your nearest cosmetic surgeon, it’s important to remember a few things:

Explore Your Options

It’s important to explore every option that you have when it comes to your surgery. You might have your heart set on a certain cup size, but ultimately it’s the discussion with the surgeon that will tell you whether or not that’s a feasible idea for your body shape and type. The surgeon will know what will work out for your best, and it could be that a smaller cup size would sit better on your body and ultimately make your figure better. Similarly, the surgeon might suggest a bigger cup size that you hadn’t thought about for the same reason.

Another thing to consider is whether you want silicone or saline implants and whether you want under-arm incision or an Areola incision. Patients tend to find that the Areola surgery will scar less, but an underarm incision can mean the prevention of any potential damage to the nerves in your nipple, or the severing of your milk glands that will later prevent breastfeeding. Silicone implants are the more common of the two, with just over 80% of breast-enhancement patients choosing this option. But both hold their pros and cons.

Both types have a silicone shell but are filled with either silicone gel, or saline (sterile salt water). It’s said that silicone implants will feel more like real breasts, but they also pose more of a risk if they leak. In the case of a rupture or leak, saline will simply be safely absorbed into the body, but the silicone will either stay inside of the shell, or leak outside, and it’s virtually undetectable. There’s plenty to think about when considering your options, and your surgeon is there to help you work out what will be best for you.

Recovery Can Be Difficult

Like any surgery, there is a period of recovery, and it is going to be painful. Breast-enhancement patients are suggested to take up to a week off of work, though some women tend to find they need a little more. Recovery can take months, and it’s important to avoid heavy lifting or overexerting yourself for at least six weeks after your surgery. Recovery times have sped up over time with adjustments to the surgery and the availability of medications, but it can’t be taken away completely.

Touching is a part of recovery! For a while, it might feel strange to touch, but massaging can actually help relieve some of the pain you might be feeling. It’s important to grow used to be and be familiar with your new chest, and so touching can prove to be helpful both mentally and physically. Not only will it help relieve post-op pain, but touching can take away some of the nerves you may be feeling. Confidence is everything, so why not get comfortable with what you’re confident about?

Long-Term Care

The long-term care and outlook is something that not a lot of women will necessarily know about. While it isn’t something that needs constant, everyday care, being careful with your breasts and ensuring you keep an eye on them could benefit your health greatly in the future. Leaks and ruptures aren’t always obvious, and might not always be immediately painful, and so it’s important to keep track of your breasts and how they look and feel. Regular visits to your surgeon will help you keep track of this, especially if you aren’t sure what to look for.

Another thing to remember is that implants don’t last forever. It’s unlikely that your implants will last any more than 20-30 years, and so you need to be prepared to have them replaced at some point in the future.