Should I wait until am done having children in order to get breast implants?
A woman’s breast size and shape changes during pregnancy and while 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 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. It does not matter which stage in life you are in you can always book a consultation to figure the best way to go about it. Many women in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s are going for breast implants. As long as you will feel happy and confident then go for it.
Will getting breast implants increase the risk of getting 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. It also does not prevent patients from detecting 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 consultation you will be provided with a detailed summary of the cost regarding the breast implants surgery and anything else that might be associated with it. You will be free to ask any question 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 exercise 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 one to two weeks after the surgery. However severe or untreatable 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 some 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 functioning fully. Once the area where the implants are have healed lifting heavy objects should 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 sagging of the breasts.
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