Women visit Form and Face to consult with Dr Norris about a wide range of breast enhancement procedures. Almost all of them have the same question: What is the best breast enhancement surgery?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 286,000 breast augmentations, 93,000 breast lifts, and 41,000 breast reductions were performed in 2014 in the US alone. If they were done well, each patient would say that hers was the best procedure.
Your enhancement goals, your health, and your anatomy are all factors in determining which breast surgery procedure is best for you. It is also important that you have realistic expectations about how you will feel after breast implant surgery. In today’s article, Dr Norris shares his professional insights and reveals four things you may not know about breast surgery.
Hold Off on Wardrobe Shopping
Whether a woman chooses breast augmentation or breast reduction, her goal is to wear a new bra size. While that will certainly be the case, post-surgical bra size is unpredictable. For this reason, Dr Norris counsels patients to purchase bras that will support the healing process – literally and figuratively – but to wait before going on a lingerie quest.
Your Breasts May Seem Like Strangers
Of course, a woman’s body will look different after breast implants, breast reduction, or a breast lift. What surprises a few of Dr Norris’ patients is that their new breasts seem more like an attachment than an actual part of them. He reassures them that it’s completely natural to go through a brief adjustment period after most cosmetic enhancement procedures, particularly one as transformative as breast surgery.
Hindsight is 20/20
Regardless of how pleased women may be with the results of breast enhancement surgery, they may also mourn the loss of their former silhouettes. In hindsight, they may minimise the pain or embarrassment that made them seek breast enhancement in the first place. Dr Norris says that this is also quite natural, and temporary.
Be Ready for Body Changes
During an initial consultation at Form and Face, Dr Norris reminds patients that nothing is forever when it comes to breast enhancement. After mammoplasty, a number of factors – age, weight gain, and pregnancy – can cause a woman’s breasts to change size, shape, and direction.
Be Ready for Attitude Adjustments
It is not uncommon for a woman to choose to have her implants removed or swapped out for a smaller size. Some do so in response to changing fashion trends that currently favour a “less is more” attitude towards breasts. Others feel that a small bust line is a better match for their more mature bodies.
Get the Facts About Breast Enhancement
Are you dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts? Would you like to know more about breast lifts, breast implants, breast reductions and other body contouring procedures we offer at Form and Face? Call our practice on 02 9387 3800 to schedule an exploratory consultation with Dr Norris.