For Breast Augmentation, Patience is a Virtue

Today, I’d like to talk about something many women may not be aware of – the adjustment period that can follow breast augmentation. While it’s exciting to wake up from surgery with the fuller breasts you’ve always wanted, it can be overwhelming for some women as well. Before surgery, I make a point to tell women considering Louisiana breast augmentation that they need to be patient when it comes to assessing their results.

Some important points to consider:

  • If you have always had small breasts, suddenly having fuller breasts can require some mental adjustment. It’s not unusual to think initially that your breasts are too large.
  • Your breast implants may take a few weeks to “settle in.” Our Louisiana patients sometimes feel that their breasts look too high right after surgery.
  • Your breasts might appear tight, full, or shiny due to swelling. The breasts will soften as swelling gradually subsides within the first few weeks after surgery.
  • As with all surgery, breast augmentation involves incisions. While at first they will be pink or red, they will usually become faint and barely noticeable.

Being Proactive

The best way to help your recovery go smoothly and increase your satisfaction with your results is to prepare prior to the procedure. During the consultation, I make sure I clearly understand the patient’s goals when it comes to breast size. For women who want to look natural, there are common ranges of implant size that are adjusted to an individual’s frame and body type. I also educate my patients in what to expect after surgery – physically and emotionally.

The vast majority of women who choose to have breast augmentation are very happy with their decision. You can help ensure that your surgery (and your recovery) is a success by choosing a qualified surgeon that you can trust. Be prepared – and then be patient during your recovery. You will likely feel as great as you’ll look.

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