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Things to know before breast surgery treatments

If you’re considering any kind of breast surgery, you are not alone…Several thousands of women all over the world opt for different kinds of breast surgery. The latter include breast enlargement, breast reduction or then, breast lift, or breast fat grafting, or a combination of these.

If you are like most women, however, you want the best result following your breast surgery. There are certain things you need to know before your breast surgery treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss some of them, so you go for your breast surgery procedure completely prepared. Here goes…

1) Your body type will help your surgeon decide what incision to use: If you have a very small areola, an areola incision may be more difficult. Some women prefer an areola incision whereas others prefer an underarm incision. You should also discuss the possibility of scarring with your doctor, including how long the scars will remain post-surgery.

2) Check your doctor’s social media presence: Most patients check out their doctors using social media. You can get a fair idea about the skill and professionalism of your doctor based on their social media profile. However, you should also depend on recommendations from people you know, before choosing your surgeon. Choosing the right surgeon is imperative for any breast surgery treatment.

3) Be conservative when it comes to sizing: Some doctors estimate that 30 percent of the errors made in breast augmentation is due to incorrect size selection. The implant you select should be conservative and should not be too large for the size of your anatomy. The right surgeon will advise you as to the maximum size you can accommodate without complications.

4) Choose the right kind of implant material for you: You can choose the right implant material for you. Choices include saline, silicone, cohesive gel, and autologous fat. For fat grafting, you will need two to three pounds of fat to inject into your chest and the surgeon will also touch up your breasts to achieve symmetry. Saline implants ripple more and can feel heavier. However, saline can be absorbed by the body in case the implant ruptures.

Most patients, though, prefer silicone implants.

5) You may need additional breast surgery treatments: About 25% of women will need another breast surgery within about ten years after their first, because breast surgery treatments may not last forever. The size of your breasts can change after your surgery, due to weight loss, pregnancy, lactation, and hormonal factors.

6) You may need to take about 5 to 7 days off after surgery: While you may not feel a 100 percent within the first week after surgery, you will be able to go back to work within 7 days if your job does not involve manual labor. However, if you have had your muscles tweaked for a more realistic look, you may take longer to heal.

7) Breasts with implants feel different to the touch than real breasts: While silicone implants feel similar to real breasts, they are still man-made and do not feel like natural breast tissue. However, smaller implants and those placed behind the muscles are harder to detect and feel more natural.

8) You can try on different breast sizes before deciding on one: You can use something called “sizers” to let you try on different breast sizes prior to surgery. These sizers are bead-filled neoprene sacks that you can stuff into your bra to determine the right breast size for you. This is especially the case for breast enlargement.

9) You cannot go from small to huge or huge to small all at once: It is important to set realistic goals. If you are a size A, you may not be able to go to a size D, or vice versa, in one surgical procedure. Your body and skin need time to adjust to dramatic changes. Your surgeon will most probably recommend that you change your breast size gradually over the years, rather than all at once.

10) You can get an areola reduction: This is called a mastopexy and many women opt for this so that the areola is proportional to the size of your breast. The area around the nipple does not scar easily.

11) You should screen for breast cancer prior to your surgery: You should get a mammogram if you are the right age to do so. Most mammograms can be carried out even post-surgery, but you should certainly discuss this with your surgeon.

12) Exercise of certain types will be restricted after surgery: While you can start doing light cardio after a week, most women will wait for about 12 weeks to resume their cardio exercise routine. Some exercises like bouncing should be put off for longer or as recommended by your surgeon.

13) You will be more comfortable if the procedure is done postpartum: Once you have had kids, your breasts will change in size considerably. It will be better if you put off your breast surgery after pregnancy, rather than before. If you are thinking of having children in the near future, do discuss this with your surgeon.

14) Your augmented breasts may affect your posture: If you choose a breast size that is proportional to your frame, you will see little effect on your posture. However, if you opt for breasts that are too large, this will definitely affect your posture and you will feel the effect.

15) Your breasts do not need to be a minimum size for reduction: Breast size is about personal preferences. The different incision options and size options are numerous and you can choose virtually any size of breasts that you want post-surgery. You can even reduce the size of your breasts so that they are more proportionate to the rest of your body.

So, these are some things to keep in mind prior to breast surgery. At Pretty, you are in good hands.

Dr. S. Suma, of, will work closely with you to give you the right breast size and shape as per your need and your preference. She is a great communicator and is also very empathetic. She will understand that you have several questions and concerns prior to your breast surgery. She is especially adept at the different kinds of breast surgery and is well-versed in the very latest surgical techniques. She will also try to understand the goals and expectations you may have regarding your breast surgery.

So, if you are considering any breast surgery procedure, do consult with Dr. S. Suma, and rest easy, knowing you are in one of the best hands in Hyderabad and in India!

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