If you’re thinking of getting a breast implant, we know it can be exciting. You’re creating the body you want to have and feel confident in yourself – go for it! Just make sure you have done research before you set up an appointment for your surgery. You probably already know that it cost thousands of dollars and that it takes weeks to recover. However, here are a few things you might not know that you should before you schedule your surgery.
- You can’t go to a small cup to a large cup at once. We know the goal is to have bigger breast, but you have to be realistic. If you have an A as your cup size you can’t have implants for triple Ds off the bat. We’re not saying you can make it happen. We are just saying you have to be realistic if it’s your first time having a breast implant. Your surgeon will suggest the biggest size that will fit you perfectly. As your body develops, you might be able to go back and aim for a bigger size if that is what you want. In most surgeon offices, they have sizers – meaning try-on implants. Therefore, you can see how your body will look with different cup sizes.
- There are choices. If you didn’t know, there are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Both of the choices have silicone shells but the saline has salt water and the silicone has gel. They both have their pros and cons. Many people go for the silicone because it is said they feel like real breasts. However, it is hard to detect if there is a rupture. If you choose saline breast, they will show ripples, but it’s easy to identify a leak by the breast decreasing over time.
- Less Workout, more rest: After surgery, women cannot do any vigorous activity. Therefore, if you love going to the gym you would have to take a pause. The breast are still healing and settling in the body. You may ask your surgeon if you can do light workouts after a few weeks. However, most of the time it takes 12 weeks.
These are only a few things you need to know about breast implants. Make sure your surgeon is certified and come up with questions or concerns before you begin to measure. When you get a breast implant you want to feel confident, safe, and healthy.