Going under the knife for a breast augmentation can be both thrilling and nerve-wracking at once. While you’re eager to come out the other side with an enhanced appearance, you may be unnerved by all that happens during and after the surgery. We chatted with women who have had successful breast augmentations about what they wish they knew before their surgery.
Your breasts will look large right after surgery.
“Your boobs will be GIANT right after the surgery because they are swollen. I was kind of freaked out in the beginning because they felt (and looked) so much bigger than I had imagined/wanted, but you have to trust that the swelling will go down in two to three weeks.”
You will change bra sizes.
“Even though I opted to get the smallest implant because I wanted a very natural look (which I feel was achieved), you WILL change bra sizes. I’m sure this seems obvious to women who are actively seeking a larger breast size, but that was not my case. I was fine with my humble B cup, I just wanted to address a loss of volume at the top of my breasts. None of my old bras, even sports bras, fit right anymore.”
Your body image is likely to improve.
“If there’s anything I wish I had known before my breast augmentation surgery, it’s that while cosmetic alterations may not be the solution to all problems in life, being able to like and even love myself is a feeling that is priceless. Worrying about how I feel about my body is one less factor that challenges me every day, and I am now much more able to focus on other aspects of my life rather than be consumed by my distaste for myself. “
The pain is very tolerable.
“It doesn’t really hurt! I have low pain tolerance and didn’t know what to expect, but what I felt was more akin to soreness and discomfort than pain, like ‘day after tough upper-body day at the gym.’”
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