Women resort to surgical breast augmentation to improve their physical appearance and boost their self-esteem.
Typically, the doctor who will perform the procedure will discuss this with you beforehand to give you an idea on how breast augmentation will be done, the tools that will be used, what you might feel during and after surgery, and possible complications. They would also asses your current breast shape and size, as well as your body shape and size, to determine the best type of implant that can be used on you, which can achieve the most excellent result.
So far, breast implants are known to be safe and does not increase the risk of breast cancer or any disease. Mammograms can still be performed on women with breast implants.
Normally, breast augmentation does not require hospital confinement. The procedure itself only takes an hour to complete, and assuming that nothing went wrong during surgery, you may go home after a couple of hours. Post-surgical appointments with your doctor is also necessary to ensure that your new breasts are healing and settling properly. It can take several weeks for you to heal completely.
Expect to experience discomfort and swelling on your breasts after surgery. However, this should subside within a week. Some women are strong enough to return to work after only 3 or 4 days. Nevertheless, you have to take extra care in doing physically demanding tasks until your doctor says it is safe. To help you in your recovery, and speed up the healing process, your doctor may prescribe pain and anti-bacterial medications.