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Do I need breast implants?

What is the point of breast implants?

Breast implants are used to increase the size and/or shape of the breasts. The benefits of breast implants are many. For one, they can increase the size and fullness of the breasts, giving a woman a more youthful appearance. They can also correct asymmetry and improve the shape of the breasts. Additionally, they can be used to reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy or other cancer surgery.

How do I know if I need breast implants?

If you’re considering breast implants, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2018, with 313,735 procedures performed. But how do you know if breast implants are right for you? There are a few things to consider when making the decision to get breast implants. First, think about your reasons for wanting the surgery. If you’re looking to improve your self-esteem and body image, it’s important to consult with a mental health professional to make sure you’re making the decision for the right reasons. Breast augmentation won’t change your life, but they can change your appearance. It’s important to be sure you’re ready for the physical and emotional changes that come with surgery. If you’re looking to achieve a more proportionate figure or correct breast asymmetry, implants can help. However, it’s important to keep in mind that breast implants are not a guarantee of perfection. Your results will depend on your individual anatomy and the skill of your surgeon. No matter your reason for considering breast implants, it’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. 

What I wish I knew before getting breast implants?

  • The different types of breast implants available and which one is right for you

Breast implants are made of either silicone gel or saline. They are placed under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle through incisions in the skin. There are several types of breast implants, and the best type for you will be determined by your surgeon based on your goals, body type, and lifestyle. 

  • The risks and complications associated with breast implants

Breast implants are not without risk, and there are a number of potential complications that can occur. The most common complication is capsular contracture, which is when the scar tissue around the implant hardens and squeezes the implant. This can cause pain, and in severe cases, the implant may need to be removed. Additionally, there is a small risk of the implant leaking or rupturing. If this happens, you may need surgery to remove the implant. Other risks and complications include infection, and changes in nipple and breast sensation. When making the decision to get breast implants, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

What can’t I do after breast implants?

Post-operative care and recovery is an important part of any medical or cosmetic procedure, especially when it comes to breast implant surgery. It is essential that patients follow the instructions of their doctor to ensure a smooth recovery. The first step is to take any prescribed medications to reduce the risk of infection and manage pain. It is also important to follow the doctor’s instructions for wound care, such as keeping the incision site clean and dry, and avoiding activities that could put strain on the area. Patients should also be aware of any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or drainage.

In addition to medical care, patients should also take steps to ensure a comfortable recovery. This includes getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activities for the first few weeks after surgery. It is also important to wear a supportive bra to reduce swelling and promote healing. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids will help the body heal and reduce the risk of complications.

Finally, patients should be aware that recovery from breast implant surgery can take several weeks. During this time, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness. It is important to follow the doctor’s instructions and be patient with the healing process. With proper post-operative care and recovery, patients can expect to enjoy the results of their breast implant surgery for many years to come.

At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, we have our experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our breast augmentation treatment Malaysia and which procedures are the best suit for you. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

What are the other Breast treatments we offer?

Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Accessory Breast Removal, Nipple/Areola Reduction