Breast augmentation surgery has been one of the most sought-after procedures in plastic surgery for many years. Even though trends in body-type have changed, the interest in breast augmentation has held steady. If you’re thinking of enhancing your shape with breast implants, here are a few ways you can make the most of this process through planning.
- Take your time selecting options. There are many choices to make when you have breast augmentation. First, you have to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed many breast surgeries. You also get to select just how you want your breasts to look. This goes beyond sensing that you want a certain cup size. Cup size relates to bras, not to breasts. Your breast implants will have a certain shape, a certain fill, a certain feel, and a certain projection to beautifully enhance your body. Your surgeon has tricks to help you make the best choice to accomplish your goals.
- Think of your lifestyle. Your breasts go with you wherever you go. If you’re very active, you may want to consider how exercise will feel with larger breasts and what accommodations you may have to make, such as sports bras with more coverage and wider straps. Being active doesn’t mean you can’t have larger breasts; it’s just one aspect of living with breast implants that some patients overlook.
- Take care of your body before surgery. A body that goes through surgery is a body that will expend energy on healing. That energy has to come from somewhere, and it’s usually nutrition. Before you even schedule your surgery, you can begin preparing by eating less (or no) processed foods, sugar, and salt. Fresh, whole fruits and vegetables will stimulate the proteins and chemicals your body will use to repair tissue after surgery.
- Schedule your Me Time. Have you ever lamented about the Me Time you wish you had? Well, your time has come! After breast augmentation, your sole responsibility will be to take care of you. At first, this will probably involve a lot of sleep. No cooking. No cleaning. You may not even feel like showering for a couple of days. That’s ok. Gather your books, your Netflix watch-list, magazines, music, and your favorite cozy blanket and hunker down for a few days. This can be more of a challenge that people expect, so preparation is key.
Are you ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation? Call our St. Peters, MO office at 636.896.0600 today!