Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures the world over. For decades, women have sought out surgeons to enhance their chest and make what God gave them, a little bit bigger.
But, no matter how commonplace these procedures are, there is always some hesitation of what to expect when you go under the knife for breast enlargement. As Dr. Farbod Esmailian suggests, there are many factors to consider when you take the first step to deciding whether or not a breast enlargement is for you.
Here, we take a look at what you can expect from breast augmentation, from the very start, to the very end.
Before you go anywhere near any surgical equipment, you’ll meet with a dedicated consultant who will talk to you about the journey you are about to embark on, your hopes for your breasts and options for size, shape and aftercare. Here is probably where you’ll talk about the options for finance too. After all, fake boobs don’t come cheap.
After an initial consultation, you’ll then meet with a surgeon for a surgical consultation. During this pre-op, your surgeon will assess the physicality of the operation while taking medical photographs of your chest. They’ll also be able to discuss which size and shape of breast is most suitable for you as an individual.
In the operating theatre is the part of this journey that most people fear, which is totally understandable due to the inherent risks that come with any surgical procedure. But, as long as you’ve visited a reputable clinic, the chances of anything going wrong are very, very slim.
After being put under general anaesthetic, your entire chest area is sterilised with an antiseptic solution before sterile drapes protect the rest of your body.
Putting the implant into your body is a fairly easy procedure. The surgeon will most likely make a cut along the crease of the breast to make a space for the implant to fit into. The implant should be washed and sterilised before being inserted into the space that has been made for it.
Once your surgeon is satisfied with its placement, they will then stitch you back up and bring you out of the anaesthetic. The procedure normally takes anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes.
Most patients can go home the same day as having the procedure and over the counter painkillers should be enough for any discomfort felt.
Ou will also be placed in a surgical bra to help aid the recovery of your breasts and this needs to be kept on for two weeks while avoiding strenuous activity.
There may also be a little bit of swelling and pain, which is completely normally after any operation, but when those two weeks are up, you will go for a follow up appointment where you will finally get to see the end result!
Always make sure that, whenever you decide to have breast enlargement, you go to a reputable surgeon that is fully qualified and experienced. Do your research and don’t cheap out to save a few bucks, after all, this is your body and you don’t want to ruin it.