Breast Augmentation

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 28, 2014)

These days, there are many ways available for us to change our appearances. Makeup, weight loss, various types of hair styling products, and clothing all allow us to look the way we want and express ourselves.

There are situations, though, where a change we want to make about ourselves takes more than a simple product we can buy. For some, a large change to the appearance of the body will take cosmetic surgery. Many people choose this method to alter their appearance and change how they look.

Various kinds of cosmetic surgeries exists, and some are more invasive than others. For example, some choose a face life or a tummy tuck. In other situations, reconstruction of a certain area of the body is done to drastically change a person's appearance.

One of the more popular cosmetic procedures done today is breast augmentation. During this surgery, breasts are made larger by the addition of implants, giving the breasts a fuller look. Sometimes this is done in conjunction with a breast lift to help the procedure have a better outcome.

The first step in the process of getting breast augmentation is a consultation with a plastic surgeon. You will discuss different options with the surgeon and find out if you are a good candidate for the surgery. You should also ask any questions you may have involving the procedure. If you are a good candidate, you can make further plans with the surgeon to decide exactly what to have done and when to do it. For example, you will need to choose whether or not to have a lift done along with the augmentation, what kind of implants will be best for you, and what cup size you want to become.

To prepare for this procedure, patients who smoke should quit to help the healing process go faster. Patients should make sure they are eating a balanced diet and have a comfortable place at home to recover. These factors will make the recovery time shorter and more pleasant. It usually takes less than a week for a patient to return to work after surgery, but this can vary depending on the intensity of work done.

Be sure to carefully research the surgery so that you know for sure it is right for you. Knowing about cost, possible risks, and the details of the procedure will help you be informed and ready to make a choice.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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