3 Things to Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation

Breast AugmentationThere are many obvious benefits to breast augmentation, and as explained by the Gainesville, GA Aesthetic Center of Gainesville, breast augmentation “is a common cosmetic procedure that is used to increase the fullness and projection of a woman’s breasts through implants thereby improving the balance in a women’s figure, and enhancing her self-image and self-confidence.”

For many women, the benefits of this procedure seem to by far surpass any drawback, but when considering breast enlargement, it is important to carefully consider a number of things before going through with the procedure. Just like any operation, breast augmentation has a number of aspects to take into account.

Before even going in for a consultation, it is a good idea to educate yourself on the basics on breast augmentation. Here are three things to learn about before going in for a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

  1. Your Age

    Until a woman reaches her late teenage years or even her early 20’s, her breasts are still developing into their full-size. For this reason, the FDA requires a woman to wait until she is 18 years of age for saline-filled implants and 22 years old to for silicone implants. There are a number of differences between these two implants, and one should choose the type of implant they want rather than basing it off their age to make the best choice for a breast augmentation procedure.

  2. It Will Not Fix Saggy Breasts

    As many of us very well know, time and gravity can cause breasts to sag from their once perky stance. This slowly changing visual is a boon to most women who are nostalgic for the previous aesthetic of her breasts. It is important to know, breast augmentation does NOT actually fix sagginess though! If one wants to help restore their breast to their former glory, they should consider a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift.

  3. A Lifetime Commitment

    Breast augmentation requires a lifetime of maintenance. One will have to consider the cost of potential repairs and inevitable replacements. Also, like most cosmetic procedure, these changes will permanently change your body physically and aesthetically, so one needs to consider all the good and bad side effects of the procedure.

To truly get a grasp on this procedure it is a good idea to discuss it with a professional. Set up an appointment to learn from an expert all of the ins-and-outs of breast augmentation.

To find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon to perform a breast augmentation, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more about its benefits. Also check out our infographic on the growth of breast augmentation.

Americans' Fascination with Breasts - Infographic

Further Reading

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports Americans spend nearly $10 billion on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments every year. However, it’s not the elite of Hollywood that are spending big bucks to achieve their ideal figures or youthful look. Doctors say that most of plastic surgery patients are actually middle-class moms who want to take years of their appearance.

  • Plastic surgery continues to be the answer for many celebrities who want to maintain their youthful looks. Many stars have successfully taken decades off their appearance thanks to plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures including Botox, facelifts, and eyebrow lifts. More extensive procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, liposuction, and body lifts can also help to keep the body looking trim, toned, and youthful. Of course, many celebrities also adhere to a strict diet and work out regularly, and turn to pricey beauty treatments and products to take good care of their skin.

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