Over the last five years, women are getting more comfortable with enhancing their bodies, and a curvy, shapely figure has become more popular. This has led many women with small breasts to undergo breast enhancements, which can lead to a more sculpted and proportional body. However, there are many factors to consider before and after breast augmentation surgery.
Book A Consultation
It’s important to do your research and find a reputable and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Being comfortable with your surgeon is very important. Reviewing the surgeon’s before and after images will give you an idea of their results and abilities.
When visiting the plastic surgeon for the first time, remain realistic. Your current breast and body size can determine how large the enhancement can be. Dr. Lee is an expert in assessing the estimated size of your enhancement, while also keeping in mind your current shape to achieve your desired look.
Silicone Versus Saline
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 84 percent of breast augmentation surgeries in 2016 used silicone-based implants. Most women choose silicone because it looks and feels more authentic, while saline implants can show minor rippling in specific areas.
Decisions Regarding Incisions
The surgeon will have to make a tiny incision to insert the implant into your breasts. This tends to leave a small scar that fades and eventually lightens over time. The incision mark can be made either in the underarm area, in the inframammary fold (in the fold below the breasts), or via the removal of the areola (the area around the nipple).
Your doctor will typically administer general anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing during surgery. Patients usually take it easy for the first five to seven days before returning to the office and can expect soreness and sensitivity for the first few weeks. Breast augmentation typically costs between $5,900 and $7,500, however, rates may vary per doctor.
You can start doing light cardio one week after the procedure but should refrain from doing a heavy workout that involves weight lifting until the three-month mark. This is to avoid rupturing the implant, which would hinder the recovery period.
If you are thinking about this procedure, contact Dr. James Lee, as he can guide you through the entire process and decide what’s best for you. He’s one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Montreal and Laval area when it comes to breast augmentations. Dr. Lee also has a gallery of before and after breast augmentation photos and can help you get the look you ultimately want.