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Here’s what you need to know before your breast augmentation

Here’s what you need to know before your breast augmentation

Before your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll have tons of questions. Information overload is very real, and sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly to ask your doctor.

Here’s a list of five of the most important things to know before you choose a breast augmentation.

1. Recovery may be uncomfortable

Compared to many other procedures, recovering from a breast augmentation is relatively tame.

However, don’t expect it to be totally painless.

At different times during your recovery, your breasts may feel swollen, tight, tender, or painful. Sometimes they could even feel hot, itchy or heavy.

Luckily, these symptoms tend to disappear by the end of your first week post-surgery. After that, most patients find recovery much easier.

In fact, a majority of breast augmentation patients can return to week and normal daily activities within a week or two.

Timelines vary, and can be influenced by:

  • Your body’s healing speed
  • Implant size versus your breast tissue
  • Incision location
  • Implant location—is it under or over your pectoral muscles?

Your surgeon will let you know exactly what to expect before, during and after your surgery, so…

2. Don’t hesitate to ask questions

Your surgeon is here to help you. Don’t feel shy or embarrassed about asking questions.

Even with hours of research under your belt, you probably still have a lot of questions—and that’s totally normal.

Some of the most important questions to ask about your procedure during your consultation include:

  • Which size and type of implant are best for you
  • How the surgeon will place incisions, and where
  • How much the procedure will cost
  • How long recovery will take, exactly
  • How much experience the surgeon has with patients like you

There are no bad questions. No matter how small or trivial you think your question might be, don’t be afraid to ask.

3. Results aren’t instantaneous

Yes, you will be able to resume most of your normal activities quickly after your procedure—but your body needs time to fully heal before your results will be 100% obvious.

In fact, many patients stress that their implants aren’t quite right during the first few weeks after the procedure. Your breasts may not look how you expect, or appear that the implants sit too high on your chest, or they may feel too tight or unnatural.

As your body heals, your implants will relax and fit more naturally with your existing breast tissue, gradually looking more aesthetic.

As far as results go, your healing timeline might look like this:

  • Within two weeks, returning to work and normal daily activities
  • Within six weeks, resuming intense activity
  • Within 6 months, your implants will settle (this is when many before and after photos are taken)
  • After one year, scars will fade and flatten, and your breasts will feel more comfortable

The more time passes, the more your implants will look and feel like part of your body. Of course, your surgeon will be tracking your progress and be able to address any of your concerns.

4. You won’t be used to your breasts right away

Although breast augmentation results are usually exciting for patients, they can also be strange at first.

It might take a while for you to get used to having larger breasts. Some of the things patients have to deal with are:

  • Getting used to wearing support garments during exercise
  • Being fitted for new bras
  • Becoming comfortable with the new shape of your body
  • Trying different clothing

It can take months to truly feel like your new body is “your own,” but there’s no need to rush.

5. Most patients are happy with their procedure

Patients really love breast augmentations, and that’s not us trying to sell you on getting surgery—surveys suggest that anywhere from 85% to 98% of breast augmentation patients feel that their results meet or exceed expectations.

As far as procedures go, that’s a very high percentage of happy patients.

For patients who feel dissatisfied, it’s not necessarily you or your surgeon’s fault—sometimes your results just don’t “feel” right, and that’s OK.

It’s possible to have revision surgery if you fall into the small percentage of people who feel unhappy.

Patients see Dr. Jones for breast revision surgery for a number of reasons, including:

  • Improving symmetry
  • Repositioning
  • Removing implants
  • Changing to a different style or size of implant

Plus, most implants will need to be replaced after 10+ years anyway.

Choose the right surgeon for maximum results

But perhaps the most important thing to know before getting any type of cosmetic procedure is that picking the right surgeon is the best way to achieve the results you desire.

Choosing a surgeon who will listen to you and has the experience to bring your results to life will put you on the right path.

Contact us right now for a free consultation, and find out how Dr. Jones can help you achieve the body and confidence you’ve always wanted.

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