When thinking about plastic surgery, the first thing that comes to mind is boob job, which claimed to be the most popular type of cosmetic procedure performed in the US in 2016. Many women who are unhappy with the size or shape of their breast, the body changes caused by pregnancy or weight loss affecting their boobs are willing to boost their confidence by having breasts’ implants. If you are wondering whether you are a good candidate for breast augmentation or not, the below article will help you to answer that question.
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Are you ready for the breast implants surgery?
During your first consultation with the plastic surgeon, you will undergo an extensive evaluation of your health and reasons behind having the breast implants. Remember that your goals and intentions of every patient vary greatly, however, no matter what it is exactly, it is important to inform your surgeon about those in advance.
Below you will find some examples that may help you to determine if you are a good candidate to have the procedure done:
- Women who had mastectomy due to breast cancer and want to reconstruct their breasts
- Patients in need of replacing the breast tissue damaged by some kind of trauma
- Patients with some birth defects, i.e. deformities of the chest wall, asymmetrical or tuberous (tubular) breasts etc.
- Women after pregnancy who would like to restore the firmness, elasticity or shape affected by breastfeeding
- Patients with small breasts who wish to enhance the shape of their bodies
Who is the best candidate for a boob job?
As always, the more you know in advance about the surgery, the better. The most important factor is the mindset – the surgery will not solve your problems or make you a better person and having the breast enlargement because of the partner’s wishes, not your own conviction will not exactly help your relationship in the long run. Being realistic about the outcome of the surgery, knowing the risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as how the operation looks like, will help you to avoid the disappointment. However, the good news is that many studies indicate that majority of patients feel a great improvement in their physical health and appearance, boost for their self-confidence and self-esteem and most of the women experience more satisfaction in their sex life.
Being in good physical health, regular exercises and maintaining stable weight will raise your chances of being a good candidate for the procedure. Smokers are strongly recommended quitting cigarettes few week before and after the procedure, as smoking slows down greatly the healing process, and increases the risks of complications after the procedure.
You should also make sure that your surgeon has board certificate and not only has the right qualifications, but also the experience in breast augmentation. Usually, doctors have specialisation in some part of their field, so ask in advance if your surgeon is making the implants regularly. Feel free to inquire about the photos of before and after surgery of the former patients for your insight, as every good doctor will have them around. During the first visit, the surgeon will check your medical history, so prepare in advance the answers concerning your health, lifestyle and all the past procedures. Your surgeon will definitely make a physical examination of your breasts, skin tone and determine what shape and size of the implants will be best for you. You must be aware that you can increase the size of the breast only by one or one and a half cup size.
Risks of the surgery – is breast enlargement dangerous?
Considering the procedure, you should be aware of all the risks involved. Firstly, it is not cheap, so affordable breast implants will be probably your goal right after having safe breast implants. Unfortunately, this surgery, costly as it is, is rarely covered by the insurance, however, some clinics offer a payment plan.
Not only is the surgery very expensive, but also the effects are not for life, so the patients must be aware that the implants have to be replaced after eight to ten years. What is more, the surgery will definitely leave some scars, which will of course fade over time. There are few cases where the scars are extensive and the healing tissue left lumps around the scarring. The worst-case scenario is when the body rejects implants which need to be removed leaving more scars.
The implants require daily massages to ensure their softness and natural feel; they can become cold while the temperature drops.
Among the most typical post-surgical complications are breast pain, altered sensation, difficulties in breastfeeding due to impeded breast-feeding function, visible wrinkling, asymmetry of the breasts, thinning of the breast tissue, and symmastia (or the “bread loafing” of the bust interrupting the natural plane between the breasts). In addition, patients are strongly advised to have regular checks every two to three years, as there may be some post-surgical complications involved, like silent ruptures of the implant.
Alternatives to breast surgery
If there are any contradictions for undergoing the breast augmentation procedure, thankfully you can consider some alternatives.
First, a good bra can work miracles and bra fitters are having their hands full assisting clients in every bigger shop. There are also silicone bra inserts making the boobs bigger in appearance.
If you like working out, there are special exercises, which help to lift your breast and make them firmer. There are also natural breast enhancement pills, gels and creams, many of them used by women with fairly good effects.
From more expensive are fat grafts or hyaluronic fillers, both procedures being less invasive than surgery, but the drawback is their temporary effects.
Breast surgery may help to boost your self-confidence significantly, however it is a good idea to have a consultation before you will decide to undergo the procedure, as there may be some alternatives to improve your self-esteem.
Boob job in Poland
Thinking about cheap boob job you should consider breast implants in Poland, as prices of breast implants in Poland are much lower than in the UK and the rest of Europe, not to mention that you can have one of the safest breast implants in the EU done in here.
If you are considering doing your breast implants abroad, you should think about Beauty Poland, as we can assist you with organising the whole procedure and your stay in Poland.
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Klaudia has been working for a medical tourism company as a patient advisor for years. She has been helping a lot of patients from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and many other countries. She knows very well foreign patients needs and she does her best to help them.
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