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3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery

Even after having done your research about what to expect after getting breast implants, it can be hard to tell which temporary side effects are normal once you’re in the recovery phase of your journey. To help ease your mind, these are three common symptoms that are typically considered to be normal after breast augmentation.

1. Your Chest Feels Tight

It will take some time for your body to adjust to your new implants, so your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable during the initial state of recovery. For most women, tightness begins to dissipate during the first 1 to 2 weeks after breast augmentation.

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Breast Augmentation after Baby: What You Should Know

For some women, changes to their bodies after pregnancy and breastfeeding — such as deflated or sagging breasts — leave them feeling self-conscious and disheartened. Fortunately, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that can help you look and feel more like yourself again after having children.

If you’re like most women considering breast implants after having a baby, you likely have lots of questions. Take a look at the answers to three top inquires about post-pregnancy breast augmentation.

How Long after Breastfeeding Can You Get Breast Implants?

Generally speaking, you’ll want to wait 3 to 6 months after breastfeeding to move forward with breast implants.

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3 Easy Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips with a Big Impact

Breast augmentation recovery is in many ways just as important to your results as the surgery itself. That is why you should never make recovery an afterthought. Making preparations before your breast augmentation surgery is key to a smooth, seamless recovery. Keep these breast augmentation recovery tips in mind when preparing for your big day to help your body heal and maximize your results.

1. Stock up on Light, Healthy Foods

Before the day of your breast augmentation, cross some errands off your list so you don’t have to worry about them when you get home.

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Why Small Breast Implants Could Mean Better Results

When it comes to breast size, people often think that bigger must be better, but this is not always the case for everyone. Breast implants are not one-size-fits-all, so it’s important to consider a few factors when deciding on a size for a breast augmentation. After looking into all your breast augmentation options, you might find that small breast implants may give you the results and shape you’re looking for.

A Natural-Looking Appearance

While there’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting bigger breasts, some women may not need large implants to make a noticeable difference. Women with a smaller frame should consider the type of implant,

What Happens After Your Breast Augmentation is Done? [Infographic]

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Should You See Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon Again after 10 Years?

You may have heard the common myth that all breast implants need to be replaced at the ten-year mark. While this is not always the case and breast implants can last even longer than 10 years, it’s not a bad idea to check in with your plastic surgeon after this amount of time for a few reasons.

1. Make Sure Everything Is As It Should Be

A lot can happen in a decade, so you might want to schedule a 10-year reunion visit with your plastic surgeon just to make sure there aren’t any safety or medical concerns with your implants.

What You Need to Know about Breast Implant Options [Infographic]

Breast Implants: These Days, Less Can Be More

Breast augmentation has been around for so long that many people have come to associate it with an almost iconic American look, where exaggerated breasts prevail. But the truth is that bigger is really not always better and today’s breast enhancement trends are much more modest and in favor of a subtle, natural look. Here are just a few of the reasons why smaller breast implants are so on-trend right now.

Rock the Implants That Fit Your Body

“Go big or go home” is not the phrase you want to have in mind when picking your breast implant size.