3 Things to Consider Before Your Breast Augmentation

breast augmentation Because breasts are typically considered a defining characteristic of femininity, for many people going through a male-to-female transition, a breast augmentation or top surgery can be a very important part of your feminization journey.

At Del Rey Face, we have a team of highly experienced plastic surgeons and physicians who understand the importance of feeling happy, confident, and most like your inner self in your physical body. For many people going through a transition, feeling wholly female is often tied to having breasts, and the team at Del Rey Face is committed to helping all our patients achieve that goal.

Before starting your breast augmentation journey, there are a few key things to consider before committing to the surgery.

Your Recovery Will Be a Process

Whether you undergo breast augmentation by way of a fat transfer, tissue expanders, or breast implants, it’s important to remember that your recovery may take longer than most other plastic surgeries. Although each patient will have a unique recovery experience and timeline, most patients need a full six weeks in order to feel fully pain-free following their top surgery.

During your recovery, you will feel the common side effects of your breast augmentation, which are soreness, pain when moving, muscle aches, fatigue, and more. Though these are all common and will improve over time, these side effects often make the recovery period uncomfortable. Taking time off work and having a supportive system around you to help as you heal can be the most beneficial ways to recover.

You Will Likely Need Follow-Up Breast Surgery

Although breast implants are designed to last up to a decade before needing adjustments, other breast augmentation methods, such as fat transfer or tissue expanders, may also require long-term maintenance within a few years of your first breast surgery.

Aging is a natural part of life, but it is something that can affect the results of your breast augmentation over time. As we get older, our skin sags, changes, and ages with us. Luckily, however, there are many ways to readjust the appearance of your breasts, from skin tightening treatments to follow-up surgeries. Del Rey Face patients won’t have a problem returning to our office to achieve their desired look again as long as they can commit to the maintenance.

The Possibility of Scarring

Our talented surgeons know that the transition journey can be difficult. They approach each procedure with a priority to achieve patient satisfaction and happiness. However, there are times when surgeries may leave behind scars. In the case of breast augmentation, an incision typically has to be made and will leave a scar. Though your surgeon may place the incision under the breast in a place that isn’t always noticeable, there are scar removal and lightening treatments that can help reduce its appearance. However, most patients who undergo top surgery are often most fulfilled with the results of their new breasts and less concerned about scarring.

Why Choose Del Rey Face for Breast Augmentation

Don’t hesitate to call the team at Del Rey Face at 415 666-2525 for your breast augmentation in Los Angeles is the next step in your transition journey,. To find out more information or to schedule your first consultation in Marina Del Rey, California, click here.


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