Breast Aesthetics FAQ
How do I choose the right size of breasts?
This is often one of the most difficult decisions a patient must make when deciding to go for a breast augmentation however, rest assured the experts know what they are doing and can guide you on the right path. During consultation, your consultant will work with you to identify what size of breast Is best suited to yourself. By working with the experts, you can find an obtainable healthy breast size for yourself, so you know what to expect. It is helpful to the consultants that know your bra size when coming to the consultation so comparisons can be made.
How much does surgery cost?
Costs about everything will be given during the consultation phase as the packages are tailor made to suit each patient.
Will it hurt?
No pain, no gain. Just like any other major surgical procedure, pain can be expected as it depends on individual tolerance. Medication will be provided after the surgery to minimize as much as possible as within the first week or two of surgery moderate pain can be experienced. If patients suffer from severe pain, then this could indicate something has gone wrong or a risk of infection.
When can I return to work?
This depends on the individual and how strenuous your job is. If your job requires physical demands such as lifting heavy objects, then it is best to avoid working for a week to prevent any further complications.
When can I exercise?
It is recommended that patients walk as much as they can immediately after surgery; however, it is not recommended for women to do any intense physical activity until they have recovered, preferably six weeks after their operation. Lifting heavy weights, running, or playing sports can cause implants to move position or in worse cases cause infection/ healing problems.
What is the cut off point for surgery?
It is not just younger women who have undergone breast augmentation, women in their 40s and 50s have had the surgery with great results. Whatever age, during the consultation phase, experts will give you the best advice about whether you are suitable for surgery.
Should I wait until I have had all my children to have an augmentation?
Inevitably, pregnancy will change the shape and size of a woman’s breasts whether she has implants or not and these changes vary from patient to patient. It is recommended that patients do not get pregnant until six months after their surgery as breastfeeding may alter the cosmetic appearance of augmented breasts.
Can I breastfeed after augmentation?
Yes, you can. Having a breast augmentation does not affect the ability of the breast milk to produce as the implant is placed below the breast tissue.
Will there be any side effects to my nipples?
Most women will experience loss of some feeling post-surgery, but this usually returns after 6-12 months.
Does breast augmentation increase the risk of getting breast cancer?
Studies show that breast augmentations do not increase the risk of getting breast cancer or do not prevent physicians from finding any cancerous tissue.