Women deal with stress every day, but there is no reason that it should be associated with plastic surgery. Whether you’re having breast surgery, a tummy tuck, or liposuction, cosmetic procedures can contribute to anxiety. Proactively working towards your cosmetic goals should make you feel excited and optimistic, but many women end up feeling nervous instead. Put a stop to the anxiety about a breast augmentation before it even begins. Do your best to educate yourself—understanding your options for breast implants will put you in the right direction towards calming your nerves.
Consider Your Implants
If you are concerned about a lack of breast tissue, breast symmetry, or want to return to your pre-pregnancy breast volume, you should research the different breast implant options available. With research and technological advances, breast implants are safer than ever. Breast implants are regulated by the FDA to ensure they are a safe product for patient use. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to which type of implant you choose, but there are certain drawbacks of both saline implants and silicone gel implants that are important to consider.
- Saline Implants – These implants are similar to a water balloon filled with sterile salt water. They provide a firm, uniform shape, and if they leak, you have no need to worry about adverse effects on your body. Saline implants can tend to wrinkle, and some people believe they do not closely resemble the feel of natural breast tissue.
- Silicone Implants – A silicone gel-filled implant feels more like natural breast tissue because the silicone gel is more viscous than saline. Because of the risk of silent rupture, women should be aware of the need for periodic MRIs or ultrasounds to check for implant leaks in the future.
IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants
Women should not have to compromise when it comes to their options for breast implants in Lubbock. If you like the beauty and natural feel of silicone gel, but also want the peace of mind that comes with saline implants, then the IDEAL IMPLANT may be the right choice for you. This option features a series of saline-filled chambers, providing the implant with structure. This design gives the IDEAL IMPLANT a more natural look and feeling as movement of the saline is more controlled. The risk of sloshing, rippling, and wrinkling is minimized.
Because it is filled with saline, the IDEAL IMPLANT also eliminates the concerns of a rupture often associated with a silicone gel implant. If a rupture were to occur, it would be obvious just by looking at the breast. While the implant would still need to be removed, there would be no cause for alarm because the saline inside the implants can be safely absorbed into the body.
The benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT don’t stop there. Other advantages over silicone gel implants include:
- Lower risk of rupture
- Lower risk of capsular contracture
- No costly MRIs to monitor for rupture
- Shorter incision length
Consider the Results
Once you feel comfortable with your choice of implant, there still may be other factors contributing to your anxiety. Thinking of your post surgery pain and recovery can also cause concern. If you can, talk with a friend who has already had breast augmentation. First-hand accounts of what to expect with your surgery will give you more information and ideas about what to discuss with your doctor. Then talk to your doctor and share your concerns so that your surgeon can explain expected recovery, pain, and the final results from your surgery. Sometimes what we fear the most is the unknown, so doing your due diligence will help to calm your nerves.
Consider Your Doctor
You have heard about the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, but do you know why It’s so important? A board-certified plastic surgeon has graduated from medical school, completed years of surgical training, completed additional training for plastic surgery, and passed both oral and written exams. These surgeons are required to operate in an accredited facility. An experienced and certified doctor is the foundation to having the best possible experience with your plastic surgery. Having confidence in your plastic surgeon’s training, certification, and experience goes a long way in easing anxiety about your procedure.
Breast Augmentation Experience You Can Trust
Plastic surgery doesn’t need to cause fear or anxiety. When you understand your options for breast implants in Lubbock, it gives you the freedom to look forward to and enjoy your breast enhancement. Dr. Jane Rowley has more than 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation, and is the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. She will explain your procedure and recovery expectations thoroughly, giving you clear information about your surgery and what to expect. You can put your mind at ease knowing that at Rowley Plastic Surgery, you are in the best possible care. Call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.