3 Times You May Want to Skip on Breast Implants

shutterstock_66217024Breast augmentation continues to be one of the top plastic surgeries across the U.S. and here in Nashville. Countless people choose the procedure each year for a more flattering figure and an enhanced appearance. But just because breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries around doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you.

1. Sagging Breasts Need a Lift

Weight fluctuations, pregnancy or heredity can all cause breasts to sag as stretched skin loses its elasticity, and many women mistakenly think that breast implants are the solution to drooping breasts. However adding more weight in the form of implants won’t resolve the issue. Only a breast lift can elevate the breast and reposition the nipple. A breast lift rejuvenates the breasts by removing excess skin to improve overall breast shape. This procedure can be performed in combination with breast augmentation or on its own.

2. You May Be Too Young

It’s not uncommon to be dissatisfied with aspects of your appearance during adolescence. Many young women struggle with self-confidence in their teens and consider getting breast implants to boost self-image, but they’d have better luck with a push-up bra for extra curves and cleavage. Breast augmentation surgery isn’t permitted for women under age 18, and the early to mid 20’s is actually a much more common time for women to choose implants. In fact, more women are first considering implants when in their 30’s or 40’s.

3. Getting Implants for the Wrong Reasons

The decision to get breast implants is both important and deeply personal, and the motivation to have the surgery should come from within rather than from external pressure. You’re making an investment in yourself and you should do it for no one else but you. Ideal breast augmentation candidates have realistic expectations of the outcome and understand that although breast implants can offer beautiful results, the recovery process takes time.

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