Breast Augmentation: It’s All About Proportion
Many women considering breast augmentation in Baton Rouge have concerns about what life will be like after their procedure: How they’ll look, how they’ll feel, how they’ll fit in new clothing. And while most women are excited for their results, it’s common to have concerns about looking oversized or unnatural.
Some of the most frequent concerns I hear from my breast augmentation patients are:
• Will I be able to exercise after the procedure?
After you have completely healed, you will be able to go back to your normal exercise routine. However, all surgery requires some recovery time, and breast procedures are no different.
Most of my patients can engage in light, normal activities within a few days of their breast augmentation. Light walking is also encouraged for the first 1 to 2 weeks to help promote blood flow and healing. At about 3 to 4 weeks, most women can ease back into a cardio routine. And at 5 to 6 weeks, you should be able to participate in almost all activities, including strength training.
• Will I experience significant back pain or other symptoms common to women with overly large breasts?
It is possible for some women to experience back pain after getting breast implants in Baton Rouge. However, this is rare and occurs because the implants chosen were too large and not proportional to a woman’s body frame.
A qualified breast augmentation surgeon will make sure that your breast implants are a good fit for your body and dissuade you from going too big. I always perform a complete physical evaluation to determine the size that will best flatter my patients’ body shape and meet their cosmetic goals without compromising safety or comfort.
• Will I be able to dress conservatively with my new figure?
Yes. It’s absolutely possible to still dress conservatively after having breast augmentation. For women who want a more natural look, we use moderate profile implant which does not project as much from the body. And of course, it’s up to you how large you want to go with your implants. Many women only want a subtle size increase to balance their proportions and improve their confidence. Choosing the right clothing (avoiding V-necks and other plunging necklines) and finding a bra that fits and supports you properly can help create a more modest appearance.
Finding Your Perfect Fit
Just as a breast reduction or breast lift can bring the breasts in proportion with the body, so can breast augmentation. There will be an adjustment period during your recovery where you may feel swollen, and your breasts may seem unnaturally high. However, this only temporary and you should start to see your final shape after your breasts settle into position (usually after about 6 weeks).
It’s critical that you find a well-trained and qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you select the right breast implants for your goals. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, Dr. Weiler and I spend a lot of time during breast augmentation consultations getting to know our patients and creating very detailed surgical plans. This ensures that your surgery is designed for your body and your aesthetic preferences.
If you want to learn more about your options for breast augmentation, or if you’re curious about what to expect after your procedure, use the form below to contact us today.