A Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Augmentation

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Getting a boob job can be one of the best things a woman could ever do to herself. However, some were unfortunate to have encountered some life-changing moments of the scary kind. It looks simple enough and is widely accessible nowadays, but without the proper knowledge about the procedure, you could end up ruining your form and physique, instead of enhancing it. Below are the things you really need to know before getting that dream boob job of yours.

Implants: On Top or at the Bottom of the Muscle

For the uninitiated, there seems to be no difference. But there is and it depends on the kind of implant you are going to use.

For those who choose the saline implants, the ones with a small amount of natural breast tissue, or those with a family history of breast cancer, choose the sub-muscular or the one under the muscle. If you prefer silicone implants and you have a large amount of natural tissue, go for the sub-glandular or over-the-muscle placement. There are also some rare cases when both options are advisable for the patient so please consult your surgeon regarding this matter.

Expected Recovery Period

After choosing the position of the implants, it would be good to know that this would affect the recovery period of the procedure. But generally speaking, the patient should be able to do her regular activities within 7 to 10 days after surgery.

A week off from work would be efficient for recuperating. With this in mind, it would be wise to strategize your schedule and factor in your healing time.

Another important concern when planning for your procedure is to consider the nature of your job. If you lift a lot of heavy things, you should absolutely avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk, especially within the first week post-surgery. If you have kids in the house, some assistance would be needed, so make sure you enlist one ahead of time.

When to Go Back to Your Routine

The way to go is to do it slowly at first by walking a bit and then do a bit more strenuous activities like aerobic activities when you start feeling more confident and comfortable. If you are the type who lifts weights, you should rest for a minimum of two weeks. You are actually not going to mind this because your body would probably tell you it is not yet ready for such activities. For those who choose to have the implants under the muscle, recovery period will be longer as this creates trauma to more tissues.

Brand Matters

Brands, for the most part, symbolize the quality that you can expect from the products that they sell. In the U.S. you have Mentor, Sientra, and Allergan. Among the three, the one that provides the best service is Allergan which is why a lot of surgeons prefer this brand. This shouldn’t stop you from trying other brands because they would only matter when you need to replace them while they are still under warranty.

Teardrop-shaped Implants

Implants also have different shapes and the round ones are the best because they are completely symmetric, and because of that, would never cause a problem in its position in your body. On the other hand, you have the teardrop-shaped implants that are asymmetric which aside from having a greater projection at the bottom compared to the top, it also has the tendency to rotate which may cause aesthetic problems. If you wish to have it looking more natural, opt for rounded implants instead.

The Need for Breast Lifts

For some women, breast surgery might not be the immediate option to enhance the appearance of their breasts. So what’s the best way to figure out the right one for you? Look in front of the mirror and is your nipples are lower than the breast crease, the additional implants that will be added without removing the excess skin in the area will make the breasts sag. And this is just the beginning because gravity is the enemy that becomes stronger with the passage of time. If this is the case, then a lift should do the trick. And if the surgeon insists on getting bigger implants, walk out of the clinic immediately.

Shape Over Size?

One of the biggest concerns about the kind of enhancement that the patient should get is the perennial choice between size over shape. And because different women have different needs, the options are a lot. But as a rule of thumb, there is a range of sizes that fits most people pretty well.

And let’s not talk about bra sizes. Though it is used to measure how big your breast should be because there are so many factors that could affect the size of the bra, making it a less credible method for measuring breast sizes.

So it all comes down to the most important thing and that is the shape of your breasts. It should be full, yet with the right proportion in comparison to the rest of the body. To come up with the right size, you have to calculate the height, weight, frame, size, and the overall chest size. Surgeons ask the patient to wear different size implants placed inside the bras to visualize the right shape and size for the woman and at the same time, gives the patient a more realistic representation of the kind of breasts that she wants to have.

Bigger is not Better all the Time

As popular as the pop-stars with big boobs are, you should never use it as your basis for what is perfectly attractive for men. Aside from overdoing it would actually be more of a turn-off. The woman needs to consider that she will be putting extra weight on her chest area which could cause problems with her back. Like a true girlfriend, it is best that comfort should be the bottom line of every procedure because no perfect look can replace the confidence you would exude when your body completely agrees with its enhancements.

Before getting a breast augmentation done, make sure to get a consultation from credible and board-certified surgeons. Visit us now at the Esteem Cosmetic Studio in Australia. Our cosmetic surgeons use the latest techniques and technologies to provide you satisfaction based on your realistic expectations.

Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry to schedule your consultation with us today!


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