7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Breast Implants

Getting a major surgery such as a breast augmentation can be scary, confusing and sometimes stressful. But, what no one told you is that it doesn’t have to be. All those scary internet rumors and myths can sometimes be overwhelming. When consulting with my clients after surgery, these were the top responses when asking what they wished they knew before going under the knife and today I will address the most popular beliefs and concerns.

What to expect before breast implants

1) The price of beauty should NEVER be pain. Breast Implants DO NOT have to be painful. Do your research and make sure to read reviews of various doctors and their techniques. Getting breast implants should never lead to horrible pain. YES you will be sore, YES you may be uncomfortable, but excruciating pain should never be the result of breast implant surgery. If you are considering getting breast implants, Dr. Wigoda’s Painless Breast Implants will prove you wrong. Multiple testimonials prove that clients are in minimal pain after surgery and can even lift their arms above their head right after the procedure!

2) Silicone vs. Saline. When it comes to choosing between silicone and saline implants, most women and doctors agree that silicone is the way to go. Silicone feels closer to real breast tissue as it is an oil, while saline is simply salt water. Another important topic to consider is rippling, which is more common with saline implants. Rippling is ridges caused in the corners of the implant, and may be noticeable if you do not have a large amount of fat or breast glandular tissue covering the implant. As I always say to my clients, “whether you choose saline or silicone, it is a personal choice, but all of these things should be discussed with your surgeon.” If you want to form your own opinion, check out this blog on Silicone vs. Saline implants.



3) I Must, I Must Increase My Bust! Before you decide on the size of your implants keep in mind, it’s not unusual for patients to wish they had gone bigger once the implants have settled and they get used to having larger breasts. Make sure you consult with your doctor on the size the implants will be after the swelling subsides. Also keep in mind that you can always increase or decrease the size in the future. Because I hate to break it to you, but the Judy Blume increase your bust exercise doesn’t actually work.

4) Boobies Equal Confidence. Many women state that receiving breast implants significantly boosted their confidence. Studies show the women’s motivation for breast implants is often due to the fact that they were unhappy with the size or shape they were born with. This lack of self-esteem can affect multiple areas of women’s lives and relationships.  Statistics show that women who have breast implants tend to get more promotions, improve romantic relationships and have higher self-esteem. “I have seen countless women, who start off a bit reserved when I first meet them, come back with big smiles, more confidence, and more outgoing personalities, just a few weeks after their breast implant surgery,” says Dr. Paul Wigoda. A study published in Plastic Surgical Nursing confirms that when 84 women were surveyed, the participants’ average self-esteem score increased from 20.7 to 24.9 on the 30-point Rosenberg scale.

5) I Have Heavy Bowling Balls Glued To My Chest. Strike! This rumor is something that many women hear all the time, that breast implants feel fake and uncomfortable. The truth is, most women claim their implants can feel very natural, as if they are an extension of their body. When breast implants are done correctly, they should feel as natural as your breasts before surgery. Sure, it may take you some time to adjust to the new size, but after the adjustment period you shouldn’t notice it!

6) The Breast Implant Lifespan. Another one of the most common misconceptions about breast implants is that they must be changed and maintained every 10-12 years. This is simply not true. If you get them done right the first time, and you love them, you don’t need to touch them unless something has gone wrong. If something does go wrong, almost every single breast implant does have a ten year warranty. This means the company will send you free new implants, as well as contribute some money for the surgery to fix them. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, then yes go see a doctor. But if not, you are not required to “update” your breasts, they are not an iPhone.

7) Breasts in the Bedroom. Did you know most women report better sex lives after their surgery? Breast augmentation can lead to higher sexual confidence in the bedroom, and of course your husband isn’t going to complain either. This is sometimes hard for clients to believe, but a study published in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ magazine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery backs this up. When women were surveyed six months before and six months after surgery, their sexual satisfaction on average increased up to 30 points on a 0-100 scale!

So there you have it everyone, the seven things that everyone else wishes they knew before breast implant surgery. If you have anything else to add to this list of things, please feel free to leave comment and share with everyone!

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