Breast surgery can help give you the breasts that you want. You can enjoy the shape and appearance of your breasts when you get breast surgery. Before you decide to go forward with breast surgery, it is important to realize the long-term consequences and responsibilities that you are agreeing to. Breast implant surgery isn't just a one-and-done process, it changes your body and will requiring monitoring over the course of your life.
Breast Implants Don't Last Forever
Great advances have been made in breast implants over the years. The material used to make breast implants is not designed to last for an entire lifetime, especially if you are young when you have breast implant surgery. Over time, the material may shift, move, or break down, requiring further surgery to replace your implants.
You should be able to get a few good decades out of your breast implants; however, if you get breast implants when you are 25, you should be saving up and ready to pay for new breast implants when you are 40-45.
Not everyone needs to have follow-up surgery a few decades later; however, it is a financial possibility that you should plan for.
Breast Implants Require Regular Follow-Ups
After your breast implant surgery, you need to be prepared to have regular follow-up appointments. With breast implant surgery, you just made a major change to your body.
You are going to want to have regular follow-up appointments with your doctor to keep an eye on the overall health of your breasts and the overall condition and state of the implants. Checking up on your breasts should be a regular part of your yearly check-up. You need to be comfortable with getting a yearly check-up and dedicated to seeing your doctor at least once a year for a regular health screening if you want to get breast implants.
Breast Implants Can Change Over Time
Your body is not going to be the same forever. You may gain or lose weight. You may get pregnant. You will eventually go through menopause. All of these life events can impact the appearance of your breast implants over the years.
Just as your body will change when you are pregnant, experience menopause, or lose and/or gain weight, so will the appearance of your breast implants. Your breast implants are part of your body. They may not look the exact way that they look right now as your body changes throughout your life.
If you are interested in having breast implant surgery, make sure you understand the long-term responsibility you are signing up for. You will need to be dedicated to monitoring your overall breast health, and you need to be prepared for the possibility that in a few decades, you may need follow-up surgery to maintain the breast look that you want to maintain.
For more information, contact a plastic surgery center.