According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation has been the most popular elective cosmetic surgery since 2006; over 290,000 augmentations have been performed. If you are not happy with the size of your breasts and are wondering if large breast implants might be right for you, there are several factors that need to be considered before you make your final decision.
Your Overall Health
When deciding on breast implants, your overall health is an important consideration before any kind of surgery. It is ideal to be in optimal physical condition before undergoing your procedure. Smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol can hinder your body’s healing, and as such, we recommend quitting prior to your procedure.
Large breast implants usually do not interfere with your lifestyle. If you engage in cardiovascular exercise the slight change in weight may change your sense of balance. It can take some time for you to feel completely adjusted with your new sense of balance and body awareness. While these are minor considerations, it helps to keep them in mind once you are ready to resume your normal activities.
Your Reproductive Plans
Any surgery to the breasts or chest wall can have an impact on your future ability to breastfeed. Large breast implants do not pose any more risk, but this is something you want to think about if you are planning to get pregnant in the future. If you are comfortable using formula with your future child, there is little reason to delay surgery. However, if you feel very strongly towards breastfeeding, you may wish to delay receiving implants until an optimal point in your family’s future.
Receiving breast implants is a great option for boosting confidence and giving you the figure you have always wanted. If you feel you might be ready to move forward, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We are committed to helping all our patients reach their aesthetic goals. We look forward to meeting with you.