It is important to note that although you may have a desires cup size in mind, the choice of your breast implant size should be made on your anatomy. Choosing a breast implant too big or too small can affect the long-term results of your surgery and the aesthetic appearance. Therefore, choosing a breast implant that is as close to your desired cup size, but within your anatomical parameters is key to long term results and breast appearance. It is important to discuss your goals and implant choices in consultation with your surgeon before assuming a certain implant type is the best option for you.
Your surgeon will provide you with aftercare instructions which must be followed to ensure optimum results. Although surgical instructions vary, it is usually recommended to avoid driving and heavy lifting in the first few weeks, avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks, and maintain your surgical bra for 6 weeks.
Your breasts may be swollen for several weeks after surgery, and it may take up to several months for your breasts to fully settle into their final position. Do not be alarmed if one breast heals quicker than the other, this is common and will settle. For more information on post-operative recovery and tips on aftercare, visit our post-surgery blogs.
Breast implants are not lifetime devices. However, the life expectancy of a silicone breast implant cannot be precisely estimated or guaranteed, as there are many factors beyond the manufacturer’s control that can affect the longevity of a device.
The time period varies from patient to patient. Some patients could need replacement surgery within a few years after the primary procedure, while others can have their implants intact for 10 years or longer.
As with all surgical procedures, there are a few cases in which breast augmentation might not be right for you or just not right at this time, and it all depends on your health and current lifestyle. However, with that said, most women are excellent candidates for breast augmentation. With Motiva® exclusive designed surgeries and comprehensive product portfolio, you have the choice of many options to meet your individual needs and desires.
Gaining a good understanding of your surgeons’ credentials and technical skills in surgery can help avoid a poor result and a journey of mishaps. It is OK to ask “What are your qualifications and skills?”
While many doctors can perform a breast augmentation, not all these surgeons specialize in breast surgery, resulting in poor results. Choosing a surgeon who has excellent experience in breast surgery can maximize your aesthetic results and minimize the risk of post-operative complications. Requesting before and after pictures can help you gain a good understanding of the surgeon’s work.
Remember that through our Find a Motiva® Surgeon, you can connect with a certified surgeon who takes the time to answer your questions and has the skills to make you feel that you are in safe hands.