Breast Augmentation FAQ

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We’ve provided some breast augmentation FAQs for Vancouver, BC, patients who want to learn more about this incredibly popular cosmetic procedure. Learning the answers to these questions can help to ensure an optimal breast augmentation experience at Plastic Surgery Vancouver.

For patients who are in their 40s or 50s, getting breast augmentation is still a viable option that offers satisfying results. While most patients who undergo the procedure are in their 30s, the rates of success are not unduly affected by a decade or so of difference.

This is a topic that patients are highly encouraged to put time and consideration into, since it can determine their satisfaction with their results. Size options will be presented when patients come in for their consultation, and sizers can be used to preview the look and feel of various implant sizes. The surgeon will provide recommendations based on the patient’s aesthetic goals and body type.

While some changes in nipple sensitivity can be expected following breast augmentation, sensitivity will typically return to normal in the weeks and months after surgery. If the level of sensitivity does not return within twelve months, patients will need to discuss the issue with their doctor.

For patients who are planning on having children after breast augmentation, waiting for at least six months following the procedure is advised. Their breast size will still change over the course of their pregnancy, but by delaying for this amount of time, the likelihood of issues resulting from the implants would be drastically reduced. Additionally, you will most likely still be able to breastfeed after undergoing a breast augmentation.

For mild to moderate breast sagging, breast augmentation can potentially aid in remedying this issue. However, the ideal method of correcting breast sag is a breast lift procedure. This surgery is designed to lift drooping breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin.

Concerns about increasing the risk of developing breast cancer are prevalent among patients who are interested in getting a breast augmentation. However, studies have shown that there is no need for concern—there is no evidence to suggest that going through with the operation leads to breast cancer. Breast implants will not get in the way of detecting symptoms, either.

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Patients who want to learn more about the procedure can get in touch with Plastic Surgery Vancouver. Schedule a consultation—contact us today.

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