Can Anyone Get a Boob Job?

As a reputable plastic surgery office in San Antonio, TX, we frequently get asked about breast augmentation. It’s no surprise to us, really, because we get to see the amazing results that our patients can achieve from this procedure. Breast augmentation is pretty much one of the cornerstone procedures of plastic surgery. It has been around for many years and, as such, has been refined over time. Just because we know all about breast augmentation doesn’t mean you do. Here, we discuss some of the questions we get most frequently.

Breast augmentation is an approved procedure for individuals over the age of 18. Still, it is important to know that only patients over the age of 22 can receive silicone breast implants. Aside from that, breast augmentation can achieve great results for healthy people who have fully developed breasts, and who know what can and cannot be achieved with this procedure. Breast augmentation cannot make you feel good about yourself; it can help you feel better about your appearance, though. The concerns that breast augmentation can address include:

  • Small size
  • Asymmetry
  • Tubular breasts
  • Poor shape resulting from weight changes or pregnancy

What Are My Implant Options?

This is a relatively difficult question to answer definitely. Breast augmentation is a customized procedure that includes variables based on your unique shape and desired outcome. Breast implants are categorized as saline or silicone. However, there are many details within these broad categories, and each affects the outcome of surgery. When you consult with a plastic surgeon, you will learn about breast implant shapes, profile, fill, and more. It’s an exciting journey that revolves solely around you.

How Long is Breast Augmentation Recovery?

If you want to have breast augmentation surgery, you’re probably wondering how much time you will need to take off work and also what to expect in terms of comfort. It takes approximately 6 weeks to fully recover from this procedure, but that doesn’t mean you must be off work the entire time. Some people can return to work within two weeks of their surgery. This depends on a few factors, including the type of work that is done. If you are not doing strenuous activities at your job, you may be back to your routine after a week or two. What needs to be avoided for the full 6 weeks is heavy lifting and high-intensity activity. Breast augmentation recovery is more comfortable than most people imagine. Initially, you will take prescription pain medication to reduce soreness and tenderness. This is usually not needed for any longer than a week.

Patients usually have many questions about breast augmentation. We’re here to answer them for you. To learn more about how breast augmentation is customized to your needs, schedule a visit with us at 210-227-3223.

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