Breast Augmentation- Just the Facts, Please.

Penang, Malaysia for breast augmentation

Do you feel like your breasts are too small? Have they lost some of their oomph after having kids? Is their size or shape not in proportion to the rest of your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then breast augmentation might just fill your cups!

With Over 1.3 million women worldwide having breast augmentation in 2014, it is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries performed today. It’s not just a physical enhancement; it’s a mental boost as well. According to a report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 90 percent of the women experienced improved self-esteem, healthier body image, and a better quality of life overall after the surgery. So let’s get this straight, you look better in a bathing suit, AND you feel better about yourself, who wouldn’t want that?

THE FACTS:

  1. Implants don’t last forever. And even if they did, gravity is not our friend. As we age skin tends to lose elasticity and sag and that includes breast tissue. Later in life, many women choose to have a lift and then replace the implants with new ones.
  2. There are two shapes to choose from when considering implants; round or teardrop. Round is the most popular choice and gives you a full, perky, spherical breast. It is the most obvious of the two enhancements. Some people prefer the teardrop shape because it is more natural looking, as it mimics the anatomical shape of the breast and, therefore, the surgery may be your little secret.
  3. There are two types of implants used today: silicone and saline. Each has pros and cons, so it is imperative to do your research and talk to the surgeon.
  4. There are 3 locations where the incision can are made: in the armpit, in the natural fold where the breast meets the body, or around the areola. You and your surgeon will have to discuss the options and figure out what is best suited for your body type and desired results.
  5. You should take a week off of work. Rest is an integral part of the healing process.
  6. While you may be able to start doing very light exercise within a couple of weeks, any intense cardio or weight lifting will need to be limited for at least a month or when your doctor gives you approval.
  7. Your new breasts won’t feel the same as they did before. Although silicone feels more natural than saline, it still doesn’t feel like breast tissue.
  8. You will need to wear compression garments and or a surgical bra afterwards. They help reduce the swelling, provide support, and will keep the healing tissue from stretching.
  9. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1-2 hours.
  10. The weight of your new breasts could affect your posture just like larger breasts would naturally. If you go with implants that are proportionate to your body, you might not feel the effects of the added weight.
  11. You and your surgeon have to decide where to place the implant. Some people choose to put it under the muscle for a more natural look, but others prefer it on top of the muscle for an easier recovery.

The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is around $6,300 USD in the United States, roughly $9,100 AUD in Australia but in Penang, Malaysia it only cost’s approximately $2,800 (USD) or $3,850 AUD. It isn’t just the lower costs that make Penang an incredible place for the surgery. Each year thousands of women fly to Penang, Malaysia for breast augmentation surgery, not just because the cost savings of the operation, but also because the surgeons are world class, trained internationally, and all speak English fluently.

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