Breast augmentation has been the most popular elective cosmetic surgery in North America for the past two decades, only occasionally being rivaled by rhinoplasty. If you’re unhappy with some aspect of your bust, you may wonder if breast augmentation may be right for you. While this is a deeply personal decision, there are some aspects you should consider carefully. Of course, all of these factors also depend on the type of augmentation you are contemplating.
Your Lifestyle and Hobbies
Depending on what kind of augmentation you are interested in, your lifestyle and hobbies may dictate what is and is not advisable for you. For example, if you wear a harness for climbing, skydiving or BASE jumping, a breast enhancement with implants may make this uncomfortable. If you are considering a breast lift or breast reduction, however, your activities might be more comfortable than ever. It all depends on the situation.
Your Future Family Planning
A breast augmentation procedure usually should not affect your ability to become pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term. Breast augmentation results, however, can be changed by pregnancy. Some women experience breast growth during pregnancy that does not go away once the child is born. Others may notice a sagging of the breasts or changes in breast shape.
It is also important to understand that any surgery to the breasts or chest wall can interrupt lactation. While some women experience no problem lactating and breastfeeding after breast augmentation, some women are unable to breastfeed. If you would be comfortable offering banked milk or formula, this isn’t a concern.
Talk to Dr. Katzen
Deciding if a breast augmentation procedure is right for you depends largely on the type of augmentation you are interested in, your lifestyle, your body, and your family plans. If you would like to discuss the possibility of breast augmentation in more detail, get in touch with us at the office of J. Timothy Katzen, MD, with offices in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills. Dr. Katzen and his team of professionals would be delighted to meet you and get you on the road to the aesthetic you desire. Breast augmentation may be just what you have been looking for to get there. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our offices!