Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. This surgery involves the placement of implants into the breast tissue to create size, fullness and a more pleasing shape to the breasts. In addition to improving your appearance, breast augmentation can boost your confidence and your self-esteem. If you are thinking about breast enhancement, there are a few basic factors to consider when determining whether this procedure is right for you and the best time for scheduling your breast augmentation surgery.
TIMING OF THE PROCEDURE
Breast augmentation can be performed on women of nearly any age. Saline implants have been approved by the FDA in women age 18 and over, while silicone implants have been approved for use in women age 22 and over. This is a procedure that is frequently sought by younger adults, since it can benefit patients of all ages.
You can have breast augmentation before you have children and there is a good chance you will still be able to breastfeed with your implants in place. However, if a family is in your near future, it is important to note that pregnancy and nursing can affect the results of your breast implant procedure. Some women choose to wait until after they have children to ensure the results of their breast augmentation are stable. Others move forward with augmentation surgery knowing there is a possibility they may want to undergo a revision procedure after they have had their children.
Breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis and the recovery time is relatively short compared to other types of surgical procedures. However, there is a recovery period of one to two weeks after this procedure, which you will need to accommodate. It is important to prepare for that time so you can focus on your recovery without stress or worry over what you might be missing.
Look for a time for your breast augmentation when it will be easy to take time off work and step out of other activities and obligations to give yourself ample time to heal. When you can make that time as restful as possible, your recovery will be much more pleasant and your results will be that much better.
TIME OF THE YEAR
If you are a beach babe that likes to spend time near the water in the summer, now is the perfect time to schedule your breast augmentation procedure. By undergoing surgery while the temperatures are cool, you will have plenty of time to heal from your procedure before the beach starts to beckon. With incisions safely placed inside your bra, you can flaunt your new bikini without worry that anyone will know you had plastic surgery performed.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
If you are thinking now is a good time to move forward with breast augmentation, the next step is to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art. He will make a thorough assessment of your current health status, cosmetic concerns and desired results to determine whether augmentation will meet your needs best. He can also help you determine whether this is the best time for your procedure or whether it might be better to wait a bit to ensure the best possible results.