So you’re considering a breast augmentation. What you need to know first.
Breast Implants Colorado Springs
- What many women don’t realize is that one boob job wont last forever. There is maintenance, if you will. Usually every 10 years you’ll need to go in for another procedure. Why is that? Well, a scar shell forms around the implant over time- your body’s healing mechanism to a foreign object. Other reasons include: Weight loss, pregnancy, and change in preference are other factors that could lead the patient having another surgery after a few years.
- A breast augmentation Colorado Springs can range anywhere from $3,000 – $6,000. Cost usually reflects the experience of the surgeon, cost of anesthesia, facilities, and materials (stitches, bandages, drapes, etc.)
- Time to heal. Usually, patients need 5-7 days off work to feel somewhat manageable before continue with light activities in their daily work. You wont feel 100% but at least you can function in a somewhat routine.
- Test before you buy. In Colorado Springs, you can try out “sizers,” a bead-filled neoprene sack, that you can place in your bra to see which size fits best. What you may originally think can change once you test out certain sizes. The weight bearing on your back, how does it look in proportion to the rest of your body, etc.
- Size matters. You can’t go from small to huge all in one procedure. If you have a small A or B cup, your skin and elasticity has arranged for that. You can’t stretch out your skin like that all at once, nor would you want to. You would need to gradually increase implant cup size over time. Going from an A to a DD is unrealistic but a full C is definitely better for your skin’s elasticity.
- Still in childbearing years? Implants could affect your ability to breastfeed in the future which is something to consider if you are still in childbearing years and have a desire to breastfeed. If you have an areola incision there is a small chance that some minor milk ducts could be damaged. Something to consider. If the incision occurs under the armpit, you should not have a problem.
- Nerve damage. You might lose feeling in your nipples. This depends on a number of factors, including breast shape and surgery type. Even if you lose sensation in your nipples, they will still respond to cold and stimulation (aka they will still be able to get hard even if you can’t feel it).
- You’re not a great candidate for a breast augmentation in Colorado if you have a very strong family history of breast cancer, are obese, or smoke. All these factors increase risks and complications during and after surgery. If you have any significant medical issues, you need to be evaluated and cleared before surgery.
- Research credentials. Not all “plastic surgeons” are board certified. Please do your homework and request to see before and after photos and speak to former patients once you’ve narrowed down your search.
- Future health screenings. Any breast surgery can have a small effect on breast cancer screening in the future. Breast health is important. Before the surgery, have a proper breast exam with your gynecologist. If you’re of age, get a mammogram. Most mammographers don’t have an issue if the implant is placed behind the muscle, but it is important to discuss with your surgeon.
- More about healing time. For exercising, especially cardio, this is restricted for up to 12 weeks, or surgeon’s discretion, due to the bouncing motion it may cause.
- Augmented breasts will affect your posture just like the weight of natural breasts would. The weight difference between equal volumes of saline, silicone, and breast tissue is slim to none, so a natural C cup and an augmented C cup are very similar in weight. If you choose an implant size proportional to your frame, you will see little effect on your posture. However, if you choose large implants, you will feel the effects.
Ask yourself the following questions and be comfortable with your answers before going through with the surgery:
- How much does my current situation bother me?
- Why do I want this procedure?
- How excited am I to go through with this?
- Can I handle the time off from work and exercise?
- How much am I willing to expose myself to certain risks?