Breast Augmentation - Research is key when opting for any cosmetic procedure

For women, breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK. If you have been considering getting a breast augmentation, it is important to understand what to expect. Here are a few key things you should be aware of:


There are possible risks and complications

As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with breast augmentation. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in nipple or breast sensation. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and weigh them against the potential benefits of the surgery.

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Breast augmentation can be expensive and the cost can vary

Whilst surgery can, in relative terms, be seen as expensive many clinics offer finance terms to help spread the cost. When you attend a consultation, ensure you discuss a breakdown of costs with your patient care coordinator.

Breast augmentation surgery typically requires several weeks of recovery time

During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activity and wear a surgical garment to support your breasts as they heal. It’s important to discuss the specifics of your recovery plan with your surgeon.

Breast implants do not last forever

Every person has a different experience, but generally speaking, several factors may mean you need to get your breast implants replaced down the line. Things like weight gain, weight loss, breastfeeding, and gravity can change the way your breasts look following an augmentation.

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome of your breast augmentation

While the surgery can improve the size and shape of your breasts, it may not necessarily address all of your concerns or achieve the exact results you are hoping for.

What you see immediately after surgery is not the final result

Initially, your new breasts will likely appear unnaturally high on your chest and have a taught swollen appearance.  Your implants need to settle and it can take the best part of a year before you can see the final result.

Ensure you are considering breast augmentation for the right reasons

If you’ve had a sudden urge to enlarge your breasts following a break-up, a career change, or a recently booked beach holiday, you should reconsider. A good cosmetic surgeon will perceive these as warning signs. Instead, breast augmentation should be sought to improve your confidence and overall quality of life.

Breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing decision that should be thoroughly thought out. It is essential you do your research and opt for a fully qualified and certified surgeon to perform your procedure.

La Belle Forme offers consultations with some of the country’s leading breast specialists. If you would like to book a consultation or simply ask us some questions about breast augmentation surgery, do not hesitate to get in touch.