Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by
Did you know that over 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2020 alone? And of those procedures, one of the most common was a breast job. In fact, breast augmentation has been among the top five cosmetic procedures since 2006!
So if you’re considering plastic surgery, you’re not alone. That said, a lot goes into such a major decision, and it’s important to know what you’re signing up for. To learn everything you need to know about breast augmentation, just keep reading.
Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon Questions
The first, and perhaps most important, thing to know is that there are no bad or silly questions. Once you’ve found a plastic surgeon you trust, take time to write out any questions you have – there’s no such thing as too many!
At the very least, it’s a good idea to ask your surgeon their recommendation on the size and type of your implants, and the incision technique they believe best for you. Don’t be afraid to ask about the estimated cost as well.
Bring up any and every concern you have, no matter how small. We guarantee your surgeon is not only used to it, they expect it.
Surgery and Recovery Time
The length of time you’ll be in the operating room depends on the type of plastic surgery you choose. That said, the typical surgery time for breast augmentation is around one hour.
When compared to recovery from other procedures, breast augmentation recovery is a breeze. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its fair share of discomfort.
Your breasts will likely feel swollen, tight, or tender. Itching and heat are also common, as they’re your body’s natural signs of healing.
In addition, your breasts will need time to settle. The implants sit high on your chest at first, then descend over time. This process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
Proper Recovery Procedures
You should be able to return to your daily activities within a week or two, but you’ll need to refrain from intense physical activity for at least six weeks. Your surgeon will be able to give you more in-depth details for your specific procedure.
While you’re healing, you’ll need to adhere to guidelines given to you by your surgeon. Let’s say you get breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Courtney. He will give you both pre and post-operative instructions that will help to speed up your recovery time.
The closer you follow these instructions, the better your results will be.
Is Getting a Breast Job Right for You?
Cosmetic surgery can be a fantastic tool for boosting confidence, but a breast job is no small procedure! It’s major surgery and therefore shouldn’t be taken lightly.
By knowing what to expect from breast augmentation before you take the leap, you’ll be more informed and better equipped to decide for sure if it’s something for you.
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