5 Reasons Why Breast Augmentation Isn't Worth It
By Mia Evelyn
26 January 2023
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery that has been around for decades. It's estimated that nearly 50% of women will have breast augmentation surgery in their lifetime, with many other women considering it as well. Although breast augmentation can be safe and effective for some patients, there are several reasons why you should consider alternatives before embarking on this journey
May impact breastfeeding ability
Breastfeeding is a natural process. It takes place when the baby is just weeks old, and it continues for up to two years after birth. Breastfeeding helps babies grow into healthy, full-term babies who can breastfeed on their own at any age.
Breastfeeding also provides many health benefits for both mother and baby:
- Moms who breastfeed have lower rates of ovarian cancer than those who don't breastfeed.
- Babies who are fed by their mothers tend to be healthier than those fed by formula or other methods of infant feeding.
You may end up with a botched job
If you don't get the results you want, or if your body isn't able to accept the implants, then that's when things can get ugly. Your doctor may suggest additional surgery—and if he doesn't, then it's likely that he'll have no choice but to do so himself. That could mean having more time in recovery and paying even more money out of pocket for procedures like revision surgery and reconstruction (which is typically done after breast augmentation). And once again: this isn't cheap!
You will undergo major surgery
The third reason why breast augmentation is not worth it is that it is a major surgery. It takes hours to complete, which means you will have to be in the hospital overnight and can't go back to work until the next day at least. You also need to recover from major surgery, so if you're not ready for this kind of commitment, then this might not be right for your life right now.
Breast augmentation is not a minor procedure and should not be treated as one either! This type of surgery requires planning so that everything goes smoothly on your special day (or night). You should prepare yourself mentally and physically before even considering having any plastic surgery done on yourself. Breast reconstructive surgery can take up to six months after completing all phases involved with recovery—and even longer if complications arise during the recovery period
Implants are not lifetime devices
You may have heard that implants are lifetime devices. This is not true. Implants, like any other type of body part (i.e., your eyes), can be replaced if they are damaged or removed for health reasons.
Some surgeons consider it their responsibility to educate patients about implant care and replacement options so they understand the process from start to finish before deciding what size to get and how often to replace them with new ones until their time as active participants in life come to an end!
They can cause pain and discomfort
You may be wondering if the pain and discomfort associated with breast augmentation are worth it. It's not. Many patients experience pain during their operation and need medication to help alleviate this discomfort. However, there are many options available to help ease your symptoms:
- Massage therapy can be used to reduce swelling and provide relief from soreness.
- Physical therapy may also be recommended for those who suffer from chronic pain or who have undergone a previous breast augmentation procedure that left them feeling uncomfortable in the area where their implants were placed (this is especially common among patients with smaller cup sizes).
- Heat or ice packs can also be applied directly on top of your breasts after surgery—but remember that these methods should only be used temporarily until you feel ready for bed rest; otherwise, they could lead to further complications like infection or blood clots within your body tissue!