Millions of women have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Every year for several years running, nearly 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed. With this surgery being so “routine,” some patients may assume that all they need to do is find a good plastic surgeon to help them enhance their shape. This isn’t the case. Finding a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon is one of a few important steps in getting the best results from an advantageous procedure. Here, we discuss a few things you can do as you approach breast augmentation surgery.
Getting breast implants is a very personal decision. It is a very personalized procedure. It may not be enough to go into your consultation with a specific idea of what you want. For example, “I want a size C breast.” There is no such thing as a size C breast, only a C-cup bra size. Some patients come into their consultation with a particular celebrity in mind. This can be helpful, as can an idea of a desired cup size, but should not dictate the process. Your breasts need to look at home on your body. Your plastic surgeon can make comparisons of examples you provide but will ultimately want your breasts to look like they belong.
Homework for Recovery
Breast augmentation recovery isn’t all that bad. What you need to be prepared for is time off. You know all that Me Time you have said you wish you had? Now you have it! Breast augmentation patients need to take at least one week off work. Not just work in their occupation but also work around the house. No preparing family meals and school lunches for at least a few days. If necessary, meal-prep ahead of time. Ideally, have someone else do these things as well as attend to your needs for snacks and good company as you recover.
Another way that you can prepare for a successful breast augmentation recovery is by feeding your body well before your procedure. Fresh, whole foods like healthy fats, lean proteins, and leafy green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Your body will utilize all of these to repair tissue that has been cut, stretched, and stitched.