If you’re planning on taking the bold step of seeking breast augmentation surgery, you probably have a tone of questions in your mind. Apart from being curious about how the actual surgery would be performed, you’re sure to wonder about exactly how your life will change after the operation.
How much of a difference would there be after surgery compared to how you live your life right now? Would you be able to do the things you normally enjoyed doing? Would there be some limitations to the kind of activities you would be capable of doing?
The following insights will help satisfy your curiosity and give you a good understanding of how exactly your life will change – maybe not so much as you might think.
1. You Can Still Participate in Physical Activity Even After Getting Implants, But…
Perhaps you might have the fear that getting a more pronounced bosom would mean the end of your participation in rigorous physical activity. Fortunately, this isn’t the case.
If you have always loved going to the gym, hiking or even horseback riding, you should be encouraged to know that breast implants can’t stop you from still participating in such activities. However, due to the extra weight on your breasts, you would definitely require a good sports bra.
Before surgery, when you had less pronounced breasts, you might not have required as much support for your breasts. However, once you get implants, you would most definitely need something to support the extra weight. This will prevent unnecessary strain on your breast tissue, particularly during vigorous activity.
This isn’t really an out-of-the-ordinary thing, since many women who are well-endowed normally put on good supportive bras. Therefore, it isn’t something that’s particularly related to having breast implants.
2. You Might Still Be Able to Breast Feed After Getting Implants, But…
One thing your surgeon is sure to advice you is to only get implants after you’ve weaned your very last child. This will not only avoid the risk of losing the capacity to breast feed, but it also makes a lot of sense, since pregnancy and nursing can cause so many changes on your breasts.
However, it’s definitely a legitimate question to ask whether you’ll be able to breast feed after getting implants.
The answer here is not really clear cut. There are quite a number of variables that would actually determine whether you can or can’t breast feed after the surgery:
– One aspect that may affect the outcome of surgery is the underlying reason that led you to seek surgery in the first place. According to BabyCenter, you’re likely to have trouble producing milk if you sought surgery due to underdeveloped (hypoplastic) breasts. Even then, you can still stimulate milk production by using a pump after a nursing session.
– The other aspect that may affect milk production is the kind of surgery you undergo. Fortunately, most surgical approaches are quite compatible with breastfeeding. Indeed, your chances of breast feeding would be much higher if you had an incision made under the breast fold or through the armpit, unlike a “smile” incision around your areola.