Your breasts are a defining feature on your body – if you are unhappy with the shape, size, or look of your chest, it can impact how you feel about your entire appearance. If you have decided breast surgery is something that will give you more confidence, planning ahead is essential so you can schedule your procedure to fit your life.
There are a variety of breast procedures to meet your specific goals:
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure can create full, shapely, and symmetrical breasts. There are different types of implants as well as different surgical options that can be customized based on your preferences.
- Breast Lift: This surgery is used to reduce excess skin, elevate the breast contour, and relocate the nipple. It can also reduce the size of enlarged areolas.
- Breast Reduction: When your breasts are too large for your frame, it can cause numerous physical and emotional issues. Breast reduction surgery seeks to remedy those issues by reducing excess skin and fat.
- Breast Reconstruction: Breast reconstruction is used when a breast has been removed due to cancer or other disease. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast.
Once you meet with your surgeon and discuss your goals for your procedure, you’ll want to consider the timing of your surgery. While you may be able to walk around and perform simple tasks just a few days after surgery, you should allow yourself several weeks to recover and work out the side effects (such as bruising and swelling).
During the first 4-6 weeks, your new breasts may look high, tight, and may seem big. During this time, you also will need to avoid certain activities, such as soaker baths, hot tubs, or swimming. You also will need to avoid high-impact workouts (like cardio or running).
After 2-3 months, your new breasts will start to look and feel more like part of your own body. They will soften up and you can determine what new cup size will fit you best! Taking the time to heal after a significant procedure will enhance the result of your surgery and help minimize the already low risk of complications such as post-surgical infections.
If you’re considering a breast procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson today or call our office at (219) 500-5766. His experience and expertise can help guide you on your body contouring journey and get you ready for summer!