A woman’s bustline is more than just an ornament on the front of her body. It’s a part of them that makes them feel confident, beautiful, and attractive. As we approach swimsuit season, many women are thinking more and more about their bustline and everything they wish they could change about it, and for many women, the results they want are achievable with a surgery called breast augmentation.
Over and over again, we see incredible results, not just in our patients’ appearance after breast implants but in how they carry themselves and feel about their bodies. If you’re wondering whether this surgery is the right next step for you, we have some thoughts that might answer your questions.
What Is The Difference Between Breast Augmentation And Breast Lift?
Breast lift and breast augmentation are two different surgeries, though they are often performed together. The breast lift is a procedure during which excess skin from the breast is removed, and the breast is sutured back together to create a tighter, more lifted bust line. Breast augmentation is when an implant is inserted into the breast area to increase the breast size. Women whose breasts have lost their shape and size with age may choose to have both of these procedures simultaneously.
How Can Breast Implants Improve Self-Confidence?
The answer to this question lies in the women who choose the surgery. Some women want the procedure so that they can go through life without wearing a bra. Other women want to look beautiful and voluptuous in their favorite dress, or perhaps they feel like their bustline doesn’t match the shape and size of their hips. There are a million reasons why a woman would elect to have breast implants. Most of the time, it’s to make themselves feel more beautiful and feminine.
How To Choose An Implant
There are two main categories of breast implants. Saline implants are filled with salt, water, and silicone implants which are filled with silicone. Your surgeon will be the best person to help you choose the implant that will work for you. Knowing what results you’re looking for is an important factor in selecting an implant. For example, silicone is denser than salt water, so many patients report that their silicone implants look and feel more natural than the saline alternative. When you share your goals and expectations with your surgeon, they can guide you toward the best options.
Some Things You Should Know About Breast Implants
They Don’t Last Forever
Breast implants are not meant to last forever. In most cases, they can last up to 10 years, with the risk of them becoming ruptured or damaged increasing every year after that. Depending upon your lifestyle and your activity level, they could last up to 20 years. But it’s important to know that if you get breast implants at the age of 30, you will most likely need to have them replaced at least once in your lifetime.
They May Hinder Your Ability To Breastfeed
If you are a young woman who hopes to have children and breastfeed them, breast implant surgery can make that very difficult. Speak with your plastic surgeon to learn more about what can be done to increase the chances of breastfeeding in the future.
They May Not Solve Your Self-Esteem Issues
We have seen so many patients whose lives are transformed for the better with a simple breast augmentation procedure. But, no plastic surgery can solve deep mental health problems. If you struggle with self-esteem and self-love, you may be disappointed that changing your breast size doesn’t eliminate that issue. Share these concerns with your plastic surgeon; they can help you determine if you are a good candidate or if other mental health work needs to take place before getting this procedure.
Are You Ready For Breast Implants?
If you’ve been dreaming of the day you can waltz around feeling happy and confident in your body, it may be time to consider breast implants. Whether you want a larger bust or just a perkier one, breast implants can completely change how you feel about yourself. If you’ve always had small breasts and are ready to live out your dreams as a full-breasted woman, or if your breasts have lost volume or shape after pregnancy or with age, breast implants are an option.
At the Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we’re in the business of helping our patients look and feel their best. We have the distinct privilege of watching beautiful women transform into beautiful and fabulously confident women right before our eyes after this simple yet life-changing procedure. If you have questions about our breast augmentation surgeries or would like to schedule a consult with a member of our team, contact us today.