Women with smaller breasts often feel insecure or are not satisfied with the appearance of their breasts. This is no surprise – breasts that are bigger in size are often portrayed as more aesthetically appealing. Breasts are also commonly seen as one of the most defining feminine features.
Women who prefer bigger breasts often opt for a cosmetic surgical procedure known as breast augmentation. As the name suggests, your breasts are augmented, meaning that they are enhanced and made bigger. Your bra size will typically go up a few sizes, depending on the degree of augmentation.
This kind of surgery has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. Let’s find out more about breast augmentation and how it affects your bra size.
What Is a Breast Augmentation and How Is It Done?
As mentioned before, a breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that increases the size of your breasts. It is commonly referred to as a boob job. The surgery is carried out by qualified plastic surgeon Dr. Keegan.
Dr. Keegan enhances the size of your breasts by inserting implants either under your breast tissue or under your chest muscles. Usually, general anesthesia is administered, and you won’t have to stay overnight at the hospital in most cases.
Dr. Keegan makes an incision around the areola, in the fold under the breast, or under the arm. A silicone or saline implant is inserted through the incision and then positioned correctly. The incision is then sutured and bandaged using skin adhesive and surgical tape.
You will need some downtime to recover after your breast-augmentation surgery, as this is a huge change to your body. Swelling and mild discomfort are normal, and you may have to take a few days off from work. You must avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks as well.
After your recovery, you will see that the result is bigger breasts that enhance your appearance.
Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation
After your surgery, you will have a new bra size. Whether you’re going from a 32A to a 32DD or a 36A to a 36C, there are a few important things to keep in mind during your bra shopping:
• Allow yourself enough to heal completely: You may be excited to buy new bras for your new breasts, but don’t rush into it. Surgeons suggest that you wait for about six weeks before you start wearing regular bras. This is to avoid any irritation and also to make sure your implants have settled.
• Comfortable and supportive bras are important: First, you must wear comfortable support bras before you move on to regular bras. This is crucial if you want to heal properly and quickly. Avoid any bras with underwire.
• Get a professional fitting before you make purchases: Many women wear the wrong bra size, so make sure you get a professional fitting before buying new bras. Augmented breasts are different from natural breasts, so it’s better to get professional help in order to choose the best option.
Arrange Your Consultation
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation, contact the office of double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Keegan. A consultation with Dr. Keegan is the first step to breasts you can feel good about.