Women who undergo breast augmentation report significant improvements in the quality of their post-surgical lives. A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed “very large” jumps in women’s self-reported satisfaction with their bodies after the surgery. But while the big picture improvements are clear, many women considering breast augmentation at our Washington, DC practice are curious about how this popular procedure may change their day-to-day lives.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the 5 biggest daily life changes you may experience after breast augmentation—from the physical to the emotional.
1. New clothes will be necessary.
You’ll need a new collection of bras—and you’ll likely have to rethink a lot of what you used to wear. Because of the change in chest size, tops, dresses, and jackets that were once flattering may not be anymore, and vice versa. The good news is you’ll get to experiment with a whole new style that better aligns with the body you’ve been dreaming of.
2. You’ll become a source of insight for others.
Women you open up to about your transformation may start telling you that they’ve always wanted to have the procedure themselves. Be prepared to answer questions about your experience, especially specifics about which implant type and size you chose. Since the procedure is so customizable, women may want to know your specs as a reference point.
3. You may get unwanted attention.
People you’ve shared your news with may think it’s okay look at—and possibly even touch—your new breasts. If you’re uncomfortable, be ready to speak up and draw a clear line. You should be able to celebrate and show off your results without feeling worried about unwelcome attention.
4. Small fluctuations in weight aren’t as obvious.
Many women who go through breast augmentation notice that small fluctuations in weight aren’t as apparent as they once were. This is likely because the body is now proportional and balanced, so small changes aren’t as quickly noticeable. Learn more about how you can customize your implants to complement your body type in this blog post.
5. Your confidence will increase over time.
Don’t expect to feel totally satisfied with your new breasts right away. You’ll need time to heal to fully feel like yourself again. Your implants won’t “drop and fluff” for several weeks to months and you may be put off at first by swelling and higher positioning. Over time, you’ll find yourself feeling very differently. We’ll make sure to discuss your satisfaction with your results along the way at your follow-up appointments.
To see real patient examples of the results you can expect after breast augmentation, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you’re interested in learning more about your breast augmentation options in Washington, DC, please contact us online or call (703) 560-2850 to request a personal consultation.