How To Decide Whether Breast Implants Are Right For Me?

April 12th, 2018

Sometimes, the decision to undergo breast surgery is an easy one. You’ve felt unhappy for a while and now you have the resources to do something about it, you’re going to. That’s great. For others however, what to do is not so clear. We understand that. Therefore, we’ve created this handy post discussing what you should consider, hopefully helping you come to the right conclusion for you.

 

Which Breast Implant Should I Choose?

There are two main types of breast implants: Round and Teardrop. Round implants contain cohesive silicone gel, whereas in Teardrop implants the gel is made to a near-solid consistency. Round implants have a textured shell and tend to feel more natural than teardrop implants, although the latter provides a more natural shape and firmer feel. It all depends on what you’re going for. When discussing this with a surgeon, they will consider the amount of breast tissue you already have to help you choose.

 

Breast-implant-types

 

For more information on breast implant types, read our previous blog.

 

What Should I Take Into Consideration When It Comes To Breast Implants?

Confusing thoughts circulating around your head? Let’s look at what you should consider:

 

Body Shape

Perhaps you’re unsure what size implants to get. You should always choose a breast size appropriate for your body type to appear genuine and not out of place. For example, a thinner woman may opt for a ‘’C’’ cup, though on a larger lady these may seem too small. Bigger breasts can also incur back pain and unwanted attention, so knowing what your mind and body can handle is very important.

 

Breastfeeding

Though unlikely, it is possible getting implants could affect your ability to breastfeed, especially if you undergo an areola incision. Duct and nerve damage as well as disconnected glands could mean milk supply and release are impacted. However, other incision positions shouldn’t affect your breastfeeding capabilities.

For further information on breastfeeding with implants, check out our previous blog.

 

Family History

If you have a family history of breast cancer, obesity or you smoke, then these heighten risks during and post-surgery. Smoking can prevent skin healing, but also break down collagen and lead to would collapse. Not only can this cause an infection, but potentially the need for implant removal. If you do smoke, it’s advised you stop. A doctor’s visit is always beneficial to check your suitability for surgery.

 

How You Feel

Are your breasts making you feel unhappy every time you look at them? Are they too small? Are they sagging? Are they making you feel self-conscious? You should never feel bad about the way that you look and if you do, then implants could be that positive step to better body happiness.

 

We know this decision can be a difficult one, so we hope this post has given you lots to think about, ultimately making your decision more informed. We recommend you check out our ‘Breast Augmentation’ brochure for detailed information and advice on the procedure and what else you should be aware of.