Are you considering breast implants? As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed today, a breast augmentation could be just what you need to improve your self-esteem and confidence.
While you prepare for the surgery that will enhance the size and appearance of your breasts, recognize that not all advice is good advice. Here are some misnomers we’ve heard about breast implants that we want our clients to be aware of.
You Know Better Than Your Surgeon
Some patients think they’re experts on breast implants after merely conducting a little research online. However, you should always trust your cosmetic surgeon. If he or she suggests implants of a particular cup size due to the elasticity of your skin, heed this advice. And pay attention if he or she recommends a breast lift in conjunction with the augmentation to balance uneven breasts. Your certified, experienced surgeon will ensure you get the best results if you trust his or her counsel.
Jump Right into it, No Preparation Required
Once you set a date for your breast augmentation, start preparing. Buy a couple of larger bras and shirts. A day or two before the operation, do your laundry, clean the house and change the sheets so you don’t have to worry about these chores for at least a week. Also, since driving can be painful, make arrangements to have someone else take the wheel for a couple of weeks, if possible.
Don’t Worry About Your Physical Fitness
Most people who get breast implants start with a small chest. Depending on the cup size you choose, the added weight could put a strain on your lower back. To ensure the most comfortable recovery possible, begin exercising at least two months before the procedure. Focus on your back and core muscles with sit-ups, planks, deadlifts and the Superman. These exercises will get your body ready for the added weight of larger breasts.
Resume Your Normal Routine Right Away
It takes time to heal from a breast augmentation. Follow your surgeon’s advice and take at least a week or two off work. During this time, catch up on your reading list, binge watch your favorite TV shows and simply relax. The only physical exertion you should do is to go for walks of 30 minutes or less starting the day after surgery, and only if your doctor approves. The low-impact movement may help the post-op swelling go down faster.
Any Doctor Can Perform a Breast Augmentation
Not all doctors – and not even all plastic surgeons – are board-certified. A physician must complete a formal residency in plastic surgery and pass rigorous written and oral exams to be awarded a Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Make sure you find an experienced, reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation.
Please contact Dr. Mark Schusterman today for an individual consultation on how breast implants can help you achieve the body you have always wanted.