There’s a stigma behind getting a breast lift, and it’s an unfortunate one. People believe that having a breast augmentation performed is going to make them appear to be aesthetically fake, painfully bourgeois, or some other form of personal mimicry.
Why do we act this way towards personal improvement and reconstruction? If you’re considering getting a breast lift, whether that’s through the form of breast augmentation or breast enlargement, you shouldn’t be worried about stigmatization. While some people might judge you for the procedure, it’s likely they are doing so out of their own insecurity, for plastic surgery of the breasts is becoming an ever popular procedure in the modern age.
Breast augmentation is reported to have been the most popular form of plastic surgery for those within the 20-29 age group in 2016. Similarly, in 2015 it is said that 103,000 women had breast reduction surgeries completed and 106,000 breast cancer patients had reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.
With more people getting breast augmentation surgery each and every year, you should know that you should feel confident in getting a breast lift procedure completed, and for good reason. Collected data shows that over 91% of patients with prior breast augmentation surgery reported noting an improvement in their overall self-esteem following the procedure. For anyone questioning getting a breast lift, whether that’s part of a mommy makeover, seeking a bit of “perkiness,” or wishing to get a breast enlargement, you can become a part of that group.
The minimally invasive procedure is simple to perform, and the recovery time leave little to worry about, with most patients only having to miss five to seven days of work following their breast lift.
While this all sounds near perfect — a cosmetic procedure with little recovery time and that can improve self-confidence in due time — you shouldn’t feel nervous if you are still worried pre-operation. This is understandably still a surgery, which means that you’ll be going under the knife, which can be worrisome for some patients. If you happen to be going in for a breast augmentation procedure, here are some ways to ensure that you can enter with confidence, ensuring that you have taken care of the necessary precautions:
- Stay in continual contact with your surgeon prior to your surgery, ensuring that you are following all of the necessary steps that they have outlined for you
- Guarantee that you have transportation to and from the procedure; consider bringing along family for moral support
- Wear loose clothing either to your surgery or for afterwards so you have something comfortable to change into, ensuring you do not bother the sensitive skin area that has been surgically worked on
- Follow all dietary guidelines prescribed by your doctor: do not drink alcohol for the week leading up to surgery; do not consume food or water 8 hours prior to surgery; refrain from large quantities of drinking water the day of