Choosing to have a breast enlargement operation is not a decision to take lightly, but if you’re going ahead, there are numerous things you’ll want to think about before and after the procedure.
It’s perhaps unsurprising that this type of procedure is now the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment in the UK, as it deals with an area of the body intrinsically linked to confidence and self-image. For many females, the size of their breasts can dictate how they feel about their body, especially if they’re smaller than they’d like them to be. Mother Nature seemingly hands out boobs almost entirely at random, but not everyone is happy with what they’re given. As psychologists have discussed over the years, having low body confidence can have knock on effects in other areas of people’s lives. Whether it hits a person’s confidence at work or stops them getting out there on the dating scene, the problems can span many years and have lasting effects.
For this reason, increasing numbers of Britons are looking into the options afforded by cosmetic surgery. As we mentioned previously, the decision to go under the knife and have breast augmentation is not something that can be made on the spur of the moment – it requires plenty of deep thought, research and taking on the opinions of experts. A reputable surgery will ensure that their patient has gone through this process at a consultation, where the options for breast enlargement can be outlined, along with offering a forum for discussion on how the patient feels. For many women, the stereotypical image of wanting to go under the knife to achieve huge, Jordan-esque boobs is wide of the mark. It could just be the case that a patient wants to go up a cup size or two, or give their breasts definition. Others may wish to get back what they’ve lost over time, whether due to weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Although the exact details can vary, procedures generally see an incision made somewhere around the chest area, where implants are inserted. The incisions are usually made in one of four places – around the nipple, under the breast, around the naval or in the underarm area. The area of the body that’s opted for can have an effect on the visibility of the scar, although this is something you can discuss with your surgeon during the consultation. Reputable surgeries will always make sure there’s a comprehensive after care programme in place, allowing you to discuss any problems or concerns in the weeks and months after the treatment.
Whatever your reason for having a boob job, there’s no harm in getting a little more information to inform your choice. Why not arrange a consultation with a surgeon to discuss your options for getting the boobs you’ve always dreamed of?