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The Process of Getting Breast Implants
Breast implants have gotten their fair share of stereotypes over the years. While it’s true that breast augmentation can be done completely for cosmetic purposes, the reasons why people choose to get breast implants can vary greatly.
Some people want breast reconstruction after other surgeries, breast cancer, or due to age. You may choose to have breast augmentation because you’re embarrassed or in pain over the size of your breasts.
Whatever the case, it’s important to understand the process of breast augmentation surgery, so you can feel more confident in making a decision on whether it’s right for you. With that in mind, let’s dive a little deeper into what that process looks like and what you can expect from breast implants.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Simply put, breast augmentation is the process of placing an implant behind your current breast tissue. It’s a surgical procedure and requires consultations ahead of time to help you decide on the size and shape you’d prefer for your breasts.
Breast implants are typically made out of silicone or saline. The amount of either liquid used is what creates the different sizes or shapes of the implants. They also impact the “feel” of the breasts, making them more realistic to the touch.
Why Choose Breast Implants?
Again, there are a variety of reasons as to why people want breast implants, which range from pain and discomfort to wanting to look and feel your best. Some women choose to get breast augmentation after they’ve had a baby or they’re done nursing, to restore the shape and structure of their breasts. Others have asymmetrical breasts that can be quite noticeable unless some type of reconstruction is performed.
If you’re unhappy with the way you look or feel, you don’t need an ideal reason to get breast implants. It’s a very personal decision and one that you should be comfortable with instead of relying on the opinions of others. A consultation with Dr. Grossman can help you to determine if breast augmentation is the best option for you.
How Long is the Healing Process?
One of the most common questions people ask when considering breast implants is how long it will take to heal.
It’s important to remember that this is a surgery (though the surgery itself only lasts 2-4 hours), so there is certainly some healing time involved. You might initially notice some swelling and soreness around your breasts, but everyone is different. It should take about six weeks before you can resume normal activities.
Dr. Grossman will provide you with a more detailed description of what to expect throughout your healing process, as well as tips on what you should do to care for the incision sights to make sure you heal properly.
Don’t let some of the stigmas behind breast implants hinder you from learning more. The best way to decide if breast augmentation is right for you is to set up an appointment with Grossman Plastic Surgery. You deserve to look and feel your best, and breast implants can help you to achieve that.