With any surgery, it’s important to have a good understanding of the recovery process and what you can do to prepare yourself. We’ve discussed how to improve your recovery rate in a past blog here (worth the read if you are looking to book surgery.)
What does the breast augmentation recovery timeline look like? When is the best time to book your surgery? How long will you be off work for after breast augmentation? These are all important questions that may vary slightly depending on the individual’s recovery rate and specific surgery, however have a look at our basic breast augmentation recovery timeline below.
What are Tubular Breasts?
Tuberous (Tubular) Breasts are a group of congenital breast abnormalities, which occur when breasts fail to develop properly. Often clients are unaware of the condition until they seek medical advice or are unhappy with their breasts.
If there is one question that gets asked every day it is “What size breast implant should I get.”
For a variety of reasons, this question is hard to answer without seeing a patient in a face to face consultation. Your surgeon needs to assess your size frame in person and have a visual understanding of what your ideal post augmentation size looks like. We say ‘visual understanding’ because a size ‘D cup’ in a patients mind may be different in a surgical sense.
A common dilemma some clients face is the question of whether to get a breast augmentation or a breast lift. This thought process is often initiated after childbirth or if an individual has drooping breasts due to their size or the patients age. Alternatively, the patient may just want larger breasts in proportion with their body.
Let’s start by differentiating between Breast augmentation vs breast lift.
Breast augmentation vs breast lift.
How do I check my breasts for lumps if I have breast implants?
The reality is one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Hundreds of thousands of women are expected to be diagnosed every year.
If you have a first-degree relative (grandmother, mother, sister) with breast cancer, your chance of having it can increase by 50%. Although these statistics are scary and confronting, detecting breast cancer early can increase the survival rate for many.
If you have been researching breast augmentation you may have come across recent articles linking breast implants with a condition called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Firstly, it should be noted that ALCL is extremely rare, however as with any surgery it is important to understand the associated risks.
My family and I were fortunate enough to recently travel to South Africa and spend 5 nights on safari at Makanyane in the Madikwe Game Reserve. The 75000 hectares of African bushland is home to all the “Big 5” African animals that wildlife eco tourists love to see.
Though I have been on safari before in Tanzania, the experience on this occasion was completely different. The sheer numbers of animals and the access to them at close range was at times confronting, but always amazing.