Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective surgical procedures in North America, only occasionally challenged by rhinoplasty for the top spot. Augmentation includes reductions, lifts, and enhancements, with breast implants being a common choice. If you are unhappy with the size of your bust and are ready to consider a permanent solution, breast implants may be right for you. Here are some aspects you will want to consider when deciding if breast implants are right for you.
Your Family Planning
Pregnancy can cause big changes to a woman’s body, including her breast size. Any surgery to the chest wall or breasts can also reduce or eliminate a woman’s ability to breastfeed in the future. If you are planning to breastfeed future children, you may want to wait until your family is complete before getting breast implants. With that said, implants have no effect on a woman’s ability to have a healthy and successful pregnancy, provided she is aware she may need to offer formula or acquire breast milk from a bank. Be aware that future pregnancies can also cause a permanent increase in breast size, which may result in your breasts feeling too large for you. This can be remedied by removing the implants or replacing them with a smaller size.
Your Overall Health and Wellness
Recovering from any surgical procedure places demands on your immune system, as well as your reserves of nutrients. To heal properly and get the best results, you should be as healthy as possible before receiving breast implants. If you have recently recovered from another surgery or a serious illness, talk to your doctor about whether or not you have built up your reserves enough to heal well from another procedure. The same is also true if you have recently given birth or weaned an infant from breastfeeding. If you have any chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or chronic infections, you will also need to ensure you’re healthy enough for elective surgery.
Your Commitments and Schedule
Healing from receiving breast implants usually takes several weeks. You will need to arrange time away from work, volunteering, exercising and other commitments to allow yourself to heal. Those who deal with heavy machinery, livestock or even large and boisterous household pets may need to arrange for another adult to help out. If you have small children that still need to be picked up, you will need another adult to assist you for several weeks.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you know is unhappy with the size of their bust and would like to be larger, breast implants are a permanent and effective solution. Contact Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule an informative and confidential consultation. We proudly help clients achieve their cosmetic goals with breast augmentation in San Antonio.