Confidence can be fleeting when you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see. It’s easy to address things like dark circles under your eyes or frumpy hair. But what about when you look in the mirror and it’s your breasts bringing you down? No worries! Our talented cosmetic surgeons at Ignite Medispa in Wollongong will help you achieve the size and shape you desire.
Since the very first breast augmentation over sixty years ago, many improvements have occurred. Implants now come in saline or silicone, various surface textures, and exciting shapes. In the end, skin elasticity, breast anatomy, and body type will determine what’s best for you.
Instead of an implant, a mastopexy, or “breast lift”, might be all you need to achieve your desired look. Or you could decide an implant and a lift is your best option. Either way, our cosmetic surgeons can answer all your questions.
Do Your Homework Regarding Breast Augmentation Surgery
But before your consultation, you have some homework to do. That means taking the time to explore the risks of breast augmentation. Scar tissue, implant rupture, and infection are some possible complications. You might need follow-up surgeries, or you may even decide you want them removed. If you elect to “go big”, carrying around the extra weight of larger breasts can take a toll on your neck and back.
And these are only some of the risks. The way your body will react to your implants is unique and unpredictable. Do your due diligence before your surgery to understand what to expect. For example, most women don’t realise their implants won’t last a lifetime. While some patients report longer lifespans, plan on needing to replace yours every 8 to 10 years.
If you elect to “go big”, carrying around the extra weight of larger breasts can take a toll on your neck and back.
When it’s all said and done, give yourself enough time to decide if breast augmentation is right for you. Feel free to request a follow-up consultation to rehash the details of your surgery. This’ll give you one more chance to be sure you’re ready to commit to breast implants. If not, choosing a breast lift instead will remove many of the potential risks. And if you’re a smoker, QUIT! Complications during surgery and anesthesia are much higher for women who smoke.
What To Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Be your own best advocate when it comes to post-op monitoring. Follow your medical team’s instructions exactly and report any changes after surgery. Regular mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often required.
Finally, you will have surgical wounds to tend to and you won’t be able to lift anything over 25 pounds for about a month. And, of course, you’ll be sore and swollen. To avoid pigmentation of your scars, you’ll need to stay out of direct sunlight for at least a year. And don’t forget normal life changes may affect the appearance of your breasts. Changes like pregnancy, aging, weight loss or gain, and menopause to mention a few.
Breast Augmentation And Implants Have NEVER Been Safer
Fortunately, breast augmentation has never been safer. In fact, 98% of patients report satisfaction with their results. The Australian Breast Device Registry, through Monash University, tracks all breast implant devices.
You can read more about this government-funded program at https://www.abdr.org.au.