It is natural to have a lot of questions regarding a treatment before you decide to undergo it. Many women who think of getting a breast implant surgery have various questions and concerns in their mind. Therefore, we have decided to compile some most common questions asked by the candidates of breast implant surgery.
Below, you will find a list of questions and their answers that will help you in getting a clear picture of breast implants.
Should I wait until I am done having children in order to get breast implants?
A woman’s breast size and shape changes during pregnancy and breast feeding whether she has implants or not. After a breast augmentation surgery it is recommended that you wait at least six months before getting pregnant as the changes may affect the cosmetic outcome of the augmented breasts. However there is no problem in breast feeding with implants as it is safe for both the baby and mother.
What is the best age to get breast implants?
As long as you are of legal age you can get breast implants. No matter which stage of life you are in, you can always book a consultation to get implants. Many women in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s are going for breast implants. As long as you feel happy and confident don’t hesitate to go for it.
Will getting breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about breast implants. The answer to this is no and implants do not delay detection of breast cancer as well. It also does not prevent the detection of lumps or tumors on their breasts. The risks of getting cancer are the same for the person who does not have breast implants and the one who has them.
How much will the breast surgery cost?
During your initial consultation you will be provided with a detailed summary of the cost of breast implants surgery and anything else that might be associated with it. You will be free to ask any questions that you may have regarding the cost. You will also be explained when and how to pay.
After how long can I exercise?
You can start walking immediately after the surgery however no strenuous activity should be done within the first six weeks after the surgery. These include biking, jogging, weight lifting and any other intense form of exercises as they may cause wound healing problems or the implants to shift place thereby changing the appearance of the breasts.
How much pain should I expect?
The pain is usually moderate and can be controlled by using pain medication in the first two weeks after the surgery. However, severe or unbearable pain may be a sign of an infection and you should get it checked out immediately.
Will my nipples still feel the same?
Most women lose their nipple sensation after the surgery but this lasts for about six to twelve months before it returns to normal. However, the sensation never returns for a small percentage of women.
Will the new implants affect my physical activities such as lifting heavy objects?
There are no long term changes which will affect your physical functioning. However, the size of the implants will matter on how long it will take for you to resume your physical functions fully. Once the area having implants has healed, lifting heavy objects will not be an issue.
When can I start driving a car again?
As long as you are not taking pain medication, you can start driving. This should be about a week or two after the procedure.
Can I get breast implants if my breasts are sagging?
Sagging breasts is also called ‘ptosis’ and women with ptosis can receive breast implants. Additional surgery may be required depending on the level of the breast sagging.
Mentioned above are some of the questions women ask before undergoing breast implant surgery. Still, it is recommended to consult with a breast surgeon for an expert opinion. The breast surgeons at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery are some of the leading names in the cosmetic surgery world. You can visit the clinic and consult with them free of cost and they will clear out all your confusions. It is your responsibility to choose the best surgeon for yourself so book your appointment right away!
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