Women who visit our plastic surgery practice for breast augmentation often share similar concerns about how increasing their breast size may affect their daily lives. While they’re excited to enjoy their new bodies, they occasionally express uncertainty about issues like exercise restrictions and back pain after the procedure. It’s important to remember that choosing the right breast augmentation proportions for your body frame can significantly impact your lifestyle.
In this blog post, we’ll respond to a few common concerns patients share and explain how our team of surgeons creates results designed to enhance your body and support your lifestyle.
“Will I be able to exercise after breast augmentation?”
Many women worry that an increased bust size will require them to alter their fitness routines, but this typically isn’t the case. During the initial recovery period, you will need to take some time off physical activity, generally about 4 to 6 weeks. This timeline can change based on your healing rate and your doctor’s discretion. Once you’re cleared, you’ll be able to ease back into your usual routine.
It’s helpful to discuss your fitness goals and typical activity level during your consultation so you and your surgeon can select an implant size that will allow you to stay as active as you would like to be. A proportional increase should enhance your appearance without causing physical limitations.
“Will I experience significant back pain or other symptoms common to women with overly large breasts?”
In most cases, women with overly large breasts experience unpleasant symptoms because their breasts are not in proportion with their frames. When we perform breast reduction surgery, our goal is to create a size that allows each patient to feel comfortable and confident. Our goal is the same with augmentation. It’s very unlikely you’ll experience size-related discomfort when you work with a skilled, qualified surgeon who will help you select a size that’s ideal for your body.
“Will I be able to dress conservatively with my new figure if need be?”
When your figure is brought into proportion, you’ll likely feel more confident in any outfit and enjoy a newfound freedom when it comes to fashion. Some women find that experimenting with slightly higher necklines allows them to cover any cleavage when necessary.
Working with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon makes all the difference when it comes to determining your best sizing. A skillfully performed breast augmentation will add volume in a way that balances your breasts with your body, creating results that allow you to feel both confident and comfortable in your skin.
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If you would like to see examples of the breast augmentation results performed by our stellar team of surgeons, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.