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Are Breast Implants Worth It?5 min read

Are Breast Implants Worth It?
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Whether or not surgery intimidates you, getting breast implants is a complex and pivotal choice.

With all the surgery preparation and recovery, you might wonder if they’re worth it. After all, sometimes they come with lifestyle changes. Are they really worth the time commitment—and what you might have to give up?

Many women have asked these questions, we’re here to answer them. Let’s dive in and explore if breast implants are right for you!

What Can I Really Expect from Breast Augmentation?

There’s a lot of propaganda out there about breast augmentations that raise women’s hopes too high or throw them down too low. What’s the truth about breast augmentation?

A quality breast augmentation performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon will increase the size of your breasts, improve their shape, and better match your figure.

While many women choose to get a breast augmentation simply for a larger cup size, the procedure is designed ideally for women who have naturally small breasts or who have gone down cup sizes from pregnancy, aging, or weight loss. For women like these, breast augmentation is truly worth it. 

For other women who want to reenvision themselves with a larger bust line, a breast augmentation might be worth it, but it can interfere with daily life. If you’re looking to correct a sizing problem, you’ll likely enjoy brilliant results, but a mere aesthetic change might result in getting used to a new lifestyle.

Can Breast Implants Look Natural?

The short answer is yes. Depending on the size, shape, and type of implant you select, your breast implants can look very natural. Dr. Chang uses 3D technology to help you choose the most natural-looking implant for your body.

The type of implant you choose also affects how natural your breast augmentation will look. Silicone implants feel and look more natural than saline implants because they are firmer and mimic breast tissue better.

If you’re looking for natural results from your breast augmentation, Dr. Chang can help you choose the right size, shape, and style for your body.

What's the Lifespan of Breast Implants?

Another concern women face when deciding to get breast implants is the implant’s lifespan. At some point, you’ll need to either get them replaced or removed. So how long before you need to explore redoing your breast augmentation? 

Both saline and silicone implants have a lifespan of ten years, letting you enjoy them for a decade before deciding what route to take. For many women, a decade of a larger bust line is 100% worth it.

breast model with implant in hand

How Do Breast Implants Impact Daily Life?

The answer to this question depends on your lifestyle and the size of the implant you get. 

What is certain is that the post-surgery recovery process does impact daily life. For the first 1-2 weeks after surgery, you’ll have to relax and minimize strenuous work and exercise. You should not do any strenuous lifting or exercise during this time. You should use ice packs to reduce swelling and bruising.

Can I Maintain My Active Lifestyle?

After recovery, any changes in your daily lifestyle will depend on your activity level and implant style. 

You’ll probably have to make lifestyle changes if you are very active.

For example, high-impact sports like running and jumping will, at the very least, require bras with extra support. In some cases, breast implants mean that you will need to step aside from these sports.

If you have other concerns about lifestyle changes, Dr. Chang and his team of experts are happy to answer them.

How Do Breast Implants Affect Self-Confidence and Body Image?

Perhaps the best part of breast implants is the boost in self-confidence. While breast implants aren’t a cure-all for low self-esteem or self-consciousness, sometimes pursuing your aesthetic goals is the right way to boost your confidence.

At Aesthetica, our customers have consistently praised their breast implant results. Patients feel at home with our staff and love their results! For women who’ve dreamed of getting breast implants all their lives, Dr. Chang has satisfied their greatest hopes. 

Other women felt they found a surgeon they could trust to execute great results. For one mom, this looked like getting implants to match her daily lifestyle of raising two kids. Dr. Chang worked with her to find the right style and size of the implant so that it wouldn’t change her lifestyle.

Whatever your aesthetic goals or concerns, Dr. Chang has you covered for breast augmentation. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and find the right solution for your lifestyle. At Aesthetica, we’re always here to help!

Ready to Embrace Your Dream Look in Northern Virginia?

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before proceeding with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

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