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As a woman, nothing provides more confidence than being proud of your body. Studies show that 60% of females limit themselves from enjoyable activities due to poor self-esteem based on how they feel about their bodies. Another survey showed that 91% of women are unhappy with how they look. Enhancing your breasts could be a major step on the road to achieving happiness with your body and improving your overall confidence.
Many women are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, leading to poor body confidence. This also affects how women view themselves sexually and can cause depression. Perhaps you have considered having your breasts enlarged or lifted after childbirth and breastfeeding when loss of breast tissue and firmness often occurs. Or perhaps you feel depressed over small breast size. Whatever your reason, undergoing a Breast Augmentation Procedure can boost your body confidence and sexuality.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Surgery for breast augmentation can be done under either general anesthesia or local anesthetic. Implants are inserted below the chest muscles or the breast tissue. These implants are either filled with saline or silicone and may behave differently. Your surgeon will take you through the options and help you decide on the best implant, size, and shape of your augmented breasts. You will also have the chance to compare prices to make the best personal decision.
The breast implant you have decided on is usually inserted through a cut made below the breast in the natural crease. It is also possible to have the cut close to the naval and the implant fed into position with an endoscope. The whole process will take approximately one to two hours, with an hour of recovery time from the anesthetic. You will be allowed to go home directly afterward. You will experience some swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks after surgery, but the discomfort is usually mild.
Taking Care of Your Breasts Post-Surgery
You may be concerned about scarring after you have the procedure. This can be minimized by having a top surgeon do your surgery. Ask to see any photographs of breast augmentations he has performed before. Although some scarring will remain, if the cut was made in the crease of the breast, it will be virtually invisible.
You can improve the healing process by avoiding getting your breasts wet for a day or two after surgery. When you resume showering, be careful to pat the skin dry gently. There are several ways to reduce scarrings, such as silicone strips, cortisone, and hydroquinone, which your doctor can assist you with. Daily massage for the first year after an op is also helpful. Finally, you can have laser surgery to remove scars.
Having the shape and size of your breasts changed can be an important step in improving body confidence. Hand-in-hand with your new breasts, practice positive self-talk and surround yourself with like-minded people. Get out there, socialize, and show your true beauty with pride.