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Breast augmentations are one of the most requested cosmetic sur-gical procedures in the world. If you are considering a boob job, there are a few things you should know.


#1 The price

It will cost you about 3.500 - 8.000 $. The price depends on doctor, patient, size, and country.


#2 Breast implants don’t last forever

Your first boob job won't be your last. All women with implants will need additional surgeries in the future. Only a few women have kept their original implants for 20-30 years, twenty-five percent will need another surgery after 10 years. The longer a woman carries breast implants, the bigger chances are that she will develop com-plications.


#3 Every size is possible? No!

You can't go from A to DD. If you're starting with a small size, don't expect to go up to a huge cup in one procedure. Don’t choose im-plants that are too large for your body. The weight and pressure will cause additional pain and more damage and complications, so it is better to be a bit smaller than too large. Your doctor knows exactly which size and form is best for you.


#4 Work break

If you have a breast augmentation, you will only have to take five to seven days off work. This time is almost always sufficient for non-physical jobs. Time away from work depends upon the physi-cal activity requirements of your job.


#5 Workout break

Working out is restricted after surgery - especially exercises that involve bouncing. In most cases, women will need to limit their reg-ular exercise for a couple of weeks. After 12 weeks, you should be able to resume all of your exercises that you were doing before surgery, including chest training and weight lifting. Listen to your body and slowly progress activity over several weeks. It is very im-portant to follow the directions of your surgeon to help ensure the best possible outcome for your procedure.


#6 Recovery

This point depends on a number of factors including how big the implants are, how tight your breast tissue is, and whether the im-plants are under the muscle or on top of the muscle. Plan 3-5 days of no obligations to rest after your surgery. Get help from others during this time and don’t plan to drive.


#7 Scars

Scars take 18 months to heal. They will look their worst from 3-9 months, then fade, soften and flatten. Using a scar therapy cream can be helpful.


#8 Loss of sensation

Did you know that you could lose feeling in your nipples after hav-ing a boob job? Loss of sensation can occur whenever there is surgery to the breasts.


#9 Regrets

20 percent who had a boob job, do have regrets afterwards. You have to know that if you choose not to continue to have your im-plants replaced after removal, there is no going back to the way your breasts used to look. In most cases the natural breast is left looking puckering and sagging or requires additional cosmetic re-constructive surgery.


#10 Complications

The most serious complications include toxic shock syndrome, im-plants breaking through the skin, or skin dying. This is rare but it does happen. Breast pain and breast hardness are common com-plications that may last for years, and may never go away. Capsu-lar contraction for example, is when the scar tissue inside your body tightens around the breast implant. That can cause the im-plant to feel very hard and painful and can make the shape look unnatural, as if you have 2 watermelons on your chest.


#11 Breastfeeding

The ability to breastfeed your baby after breast surgery is likely, but production can be at a reduced rate. If you think you might breast-feed in the future you must inform your surgeon about your desire to do this. Why? Because, the type of surgery you get can affect whether you can feed your baby naturally.


#12 Placement

Many women choose to place the implant behind the muscle in-stead of on top, for a more realistic look and less chance of a scar shell forming around the implant. Therefore recovery will be a little harder and you might be sore longer.


#13 Silicone or Saline

There are two different types of implants: silicone and saline. Sa-line implants are filled with sterile salt water and silicone implants are filled with a plastic gel. A large majority of women choose sili-cone, but both implants have upsides and downsides. Saline im-plants will show ripples in certain areas of your breasts, but since they have a water-like filling, they will sooner alert you if there is a leak by visibly decreasing in size over time. Silicone feels more like a real breast, but it's harder to detect if there are ruptures in the implant due to its gel-like consistency.


#14 Bigger Boobs won't fix insecurity

The most important thing you need to know before having a plastic surgery: If you want larger breasts because you don’t feel pretty enough, then surgery won’t fix it. Maybe you will feel good for a short period of time, but in the long run you won’t be satisfied. Which means that you will soon want to have another surgery. It is a procedure that you should be doing for yourself, not to impress somebody else.