Breast augmentation, also known as a boob job or augmentation mammoplasty, is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, with more than 300,000 surgeries performed each year. Women turn to this procedure to get larger, fuller breasts that they’ve long desired. Here are nine things that you can expect from breast augmentation surgery.
- Breast augmentation surgery can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts as well as improve the balance of breast and hip contours.
- Breast augmentation surgery can improve the appearance of breasts that are too small, two different sizes of breasts that failed to develop normally.
- Women find that breast augmentation can enhance their self-image and improve self-confidence.
- If you are concerned with drooping breasts, breast augmentation surgery doesn’t correct that. You may need to have a breast augmentation with breast lift to give you the full results you desire. This surgery can be done at the same time.
- Patients who are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for surgical outcomes make good candidates for surgery.
- Patients must have breasts that are fully developed before the surgeon will consider performing surgery.
- Patients should not be pregnant and should wait for 3-6 months after breastfeeding before they consider breast augmentation surgery.
- Recovery isn’t difficult, but you can expect to have some discomfort for the first few days after surgery. Most patients return to work and non-impact activities within a week after surgery. Your surgeon will tell you how long you will need to wait before resuming exercise and other more strenuous activities after surgery.
- Patients may be concerned when they first see their breasts after surgery as they may appear high on the chest. This is normal, and settling will bring the implants down into their final position as you heal.
A breast augmentation can be a life-changing surgery to give you improved confidence and self-image. To learn more, call our office at 801-571-2020 to schedule a consultation.