In Lubbock, the word ‘surgery’ isn’t just thrown around lightly. When someone says they are going to have surgery, friends and family bring casseroles and care for children. When it comes to getting breast implants though, some people tend to take needing help less seriously because they either keep their surgery private or don’t think of it as a major procedure operation. So where does this popular procedure fall on the spectrum?
Major vs. Minor
Minor surgery is something that can be done in your doctor’s office using local anesthesia. Many doctors would consider augmentation of the breasts to be major surgery because it requires general anesthesia and prescription pain medication, and there is some degree of disability during early stages of recovery. There will be a scar, and the shape of your body will have permanently changed.
The Good News
Keep in mind that breast augmentation surgery is a low-risk, routine procedure that is usually done in about an hour. The recovery is relatively easy, and Lubbock patients typically resume their normal activities within a short period. Barring any complications (which are rare), you will get to go home the same day as your surgery. Breast implants have a very high satisfaction rating, and when you are happy with the way you look, you become a more confident person.
What Really Matters
If the phrase ‘major surgery’ throws you off, remember that with the right surgeon, you will be highly satisfied with your results. It is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with enough experience and skill to create the look you want for yourself. Don’t let the major- or minor-ness of the surgery keep you from all the other positive benefits of breast implants.
Whether you are having a major or minor procedure, you can trust you are in good hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley listens to her Lubbock patients and candidly talks them through everything they need to know. If you’re considering breast augmentation, call today for your no-obligation consultation.