Summary: There’s that old saying that we now live in a society that really rewards instant gratification. People want what they want and they want it now. To a certain extent, I can see why that’s alarming. There’s something to be said for waiting for the pay off. On the other hand, there’s also something to be said for enjoying what you have while you’ve got it.
Two Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Breast Augmentation
You want bigger boobs and you want them now. But you should probably wait, right? There are a lot of “what ifs” when it comes to plastic surgery—breast augmentation in particular. After all, what is this isn’t really what you want? What if you want smaller breasts later in life? What if the results aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. What if you have kids later?
Those “what ifs” are not necessarily unique to breast augmentation. But there’s also something to be said for getting what you want right now. I don’t necessarily mean that to imply you should be impulsive. All plastic surgery decisions should be well researched and quite deliberate.
But if you’ve thoughtfully pondered it, if you know it’s something you want, there’s something to be said for getting it done—and then enjoying the results while you can. So let’s take a look at the top 2 reasons you shouldn’t wait to get a breast augmentation.
Children Are Always a Possibility
The number one reason why many people wait to have a breast augmentation is that they plan on having children in the future. To a large degree, that is sensible. There are certain breast augmentation techniques that can interfere with milk expression. And there’s little doubt that the body’s changes during pregnancy (and subsequent parenthood) could compromise the results of your procedure.
On the other hand, there are many patients who aren’t necessarily planning on having children any time soon. For those patients, it may in fact be worth it to go ahead and get the breast augmentation procedure done now.
Maybe let me put it another way: if you aren’t planning on having kids (if kids are little more than a distant possibility), then it seems sensible to go ahead and have your breast augmentation performed now. Here’s why:
- You can get years of enjoyment out of your results before you have children
- Many people decide to alter the size of their implant or otherwise revise their results as they get older anyway
- You can always revisit your results later
- Your skin is a little more flexible and elastic when you’re young, and this could improve results
- Many breast augmentation techniques can preserve the ability to express milk
The main thing here is that you can get enjoyment out of your breast implants now and that’s not a small thing.
What if You Change Your Mind?
The other main factor that cause most people to press the pause button when it comes to their implants is that they might change their minds later on. And, again, that’s not entirely unreasonable. After all, your taste in music likely changes over time—your desires for your body will too.
Luckily, changing your implants down the road is not necessarily unheard of. In fact, according to the website of the Milwaukee breast augmentation specialists at Milwaukee Plastic Surgery, that’s all handled under a procedure called breast augmentation revision surgery.
Patients will get a revision procedure performed for a wide variety of reasons, not least of which is a simple change in tastes and preferences. For example, when you’re younger, you may want breasts that are too large for your frame. But as you get a little older, you may want a breast size that is a little more modest.
This is accomplished with a breast augmentation revision procedure—and that procedure is carried out in much the same way as the original breast augmentation. In other words, you can always change your implant size if you want to change your results.
Meaning, if you’re worried about getting implants that are too large or too small, you can always change it later—and that should bring some comfort.
Consulting With Your Surgeon
Whether you want to go ahead with your breast augmentation procedure or not is a conversation that you should ultimately have with your surgeon. In fact, breast augmentation is one of those procedures that no one should get if they’re feeling any kind of outside pressure. Only you can decide whether the time is right.
If, however, you do feel that the time is right and that breast augmentation is something you’d like to go forward with, don’t hesitate to discuss that with a highly qualified plastic surgeon. The conversations are just the beginning, and that will give you plenty of information to choose whether a breast augmentation is right for you right now.