Five Facts You Should Consider Before Having a Breast Augmentation
Giving women the space and skills to be confident and proactive — in the bedroom, yes, but also just in life — that’s why I founded Pure Romance. And to be truly confident, we need to be happy with the woman who looks out from our mirror.
Studies have shown that breast implants, provided with proper screening and consultation with a doctor, can boost self-esteem and promote a positive body image. This isn’t about making you look like someone else, but using modern medical technology to give your body a boost.
If you’re thinking of giving your breasts a lift, here are five things to remember:
● You can get silicone or saline implants. Silicone, once banned, was approved by the FDA in 2006. These feel more natural, but require regular MRIs to check for leaks. Saline, if inserted under your muscle, will feel more natural, though the recovery time is slightly longer.
● Breast implants will cost about $5,000.
● You’ll likely be cleared to go back to work after seven to 10 days, but expect to be sore and to limit heavy lifting for six weeks or so.
● Some women experience numbness in their breasts after surgery. They still react to stimulation, however, they don’t have complete feeling.
● Expect to go up just a couple cup sizes. Going from an A cup to a DDD might be more than your body can handle in one go.
Spend time and choose a doctor you trust. Breast implants usually aren’t just one surgery. You might need additional surgeries for scarring, or find your implants are affected by weight gain or loss. Find a doctor who will help you look and feel your best. My biggest piece of advice when choosing a surgeon is do your homework. I recently had knee surgery and spent a great deal of time asking about people who have been through it, and researching the care after surgery. I have found people who have been through a surgery are almost always willing to give advice and open up and talk to you about it.