According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over a quarter of a million breast augmentations are performed nationwide each year. This procedure, once solely the domain of celebrities and Hollywood starlets, enables almost any woman to have the bust size she desires. If you feel your breasts are too small and would like to enhance your cup size, a breast augmentation with implants can give you the curvier look you want.
Is Now the Right Time?
Breast augmentation can be performed on women as young as 18, and there is no upper age limit. However, you do need to ensure you’re ready for breast implants. Think carefully about your reproductive plans, as pregnancy and lactation can cause your breasts to grow several cup sizes. Also keep in mind that any surgery to the breasts can affect the milk ducts and make breastfeeding impossible. If you aren’t comfortable with offering formula to a future child, breast augmentation may not be a good idea right now. If your family is complete or you have no desire to be a parent, you can move forward with confidence.
The Breast Augmentation Process
The surgery to place implants usually takes about two hours and is done while you are under general anesthetic. Our surgeon forms pockets to house the implants. Next, the implants are placed either over or under the pectoral muscles, depending on your desired outcome. Once everything looks great, you’re wrapped in a dressing called a surgical bra and taken to the recovery room.
Recovering at Home
A responsible adult will usually be permitted to take you home a few hours after your procedure. Once home, you’ll likely need someone to assist you with bathing, dressing, grooming and preparing meals for at least the first few days. The amount of discomfort involved is different for each woman. Medication can also be prescribed to keep you as comfortable as possible. Most women return to their normal routines within six to eight weeks.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you aren’t happy with the size of your breasts and wish to add a cup size or more, breast augmentation can give you the figure you desire. Make an appointment with the professionals at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. We’d be delighted to examine your case and advise you about your surgical options. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.