Things To Consider When Planning Breast Augmentation Surgery

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If you have been considering breast augmentation, you may find yourself surprised at all of the decisions that go into the process. In fact, if you've never researched the surgery, the number of things that you have to decide can be overwhelming. Here are some of the things you'll have to think about through the initial planning stages and the surgery.

It's Not All About Size  

You might think that the most important decision you'll have to make about your augmentation is what size you want your breasts to be. In fact, there are many other things that you will need to think about, including the shape, dimensions, profile, and implant texture. Your surgeon will go over all of these things with you as you start to plan for your surgery.

The Type Of Implant Matters

There used to only be two options for breast implants. You used to have to select between saline-filled and silicone-gel implants. Now, there's a third option. It's another variety of silicone implant, and it's made to feel more natural. Your doctor will have you inspect each option to choose the one that fits best for what you're hoping to achieve.

You Will Be Sedated

You'll want to be prepared for the day of surgery, because you'll be placed under sedation during the surgery. That also means being prepared for the recovery time and the time required for the sedation to wear off after your surgery is complete. You will have the option to choose between IV sedation or general anesthesia. Talk to your surgeon about any special considerations based on your health and specific needs, as you will likely receive some detailed pre-operative instructions, including what you can and cannot eat the day before your surgery.

You Will Need To Take Time Off

Your surgeon will give you a period of time during which it's recommended that you don't go back to work and then a longer period of time where you cannot do anything strenuous. Make sure that you consider these time periods carefully and take at least that long in each case. This is important for your surgical wounds to heal correctly and to minimize the risk of infection and other complications.

As you can see, there are several considerations that you might not have thought of initially. Make sure you talk with your surgeon about these factors as soon as possible.


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