Do you regularly see your primary care physician for yearly physicals, or your OB-GYN for annual checkups? You may not visit your breast surgeon as regularly as other doctors, and that’s perfectly understandable. But if you’ve had breast augmentation, it’s not a bad idea to visit your cosmetic surgeon for a 10-year reunion and checkup.
The benefit to seeing your surgeon 10 years later is so both of you can evaluate the look, feel, and quality of your breast implants. Schedule an appointment with Glow Surgical Arts to have your existing implants examined, and to learn about new advancements associated with breast implants. A follow-up procedure can help you refresh your overall look and the appearance of your breasts.
Here are the top three reasons to see your breast surgeon 10 years after surgery.
1. Your body changes a lot in 10 years
A lot can happen to your body in 10 years. You might have lost or gained weight, had children, or noticed signs of aging — all of which are factors that can affect the appearance of your breasts. For instance, weight loss can result in excess, sagging skin, as can aging due to loss of elasticity. If the look of your breasts have changed over time, you can discuss the possibility of another breast procedure with your surgeon.
If you’re still satisfied with your breasts 10 years after breast augmentation, consider making an appointment anyway for the sake of learning about new types of implants. Your surgeon might suggest a different type of implant that can enhance your existing curves.
2. Have your implants checked for quality
While breast implants are designed to last long-term, it’s safe to have your implants checked for ruptures or leakage. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the warranty that comes with your breast implants. Some breast implant manufacturers provide limited warranties for issues such as rupture and abnormal swelling, so it’s wise to know about and take advantage of these warranties before they expire. If issues with your implants are detected, you can have these problems addressed before they affect your health.
3. Learn about the benefits of newer implants
As medical technology continues to advance, so does breast implant technology. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about new implant types that offer a more natural look and feel. Newer implants are often safer and more stable, offer lower complication rates, and produce faster results so you can enjoy your new breasts with shorter recovery.
Breast implants can be tailored to your unique shape and anatomy, as well as your long-term goals in regards to your appearance. Even if you’re satisfied with your implants and your surgeon confirms they’re holding up nicely, don’t hesitate to ask about other body contouring procedures that can help you achieve your ideal look. You might benefit from procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, or buttocks fat transfer — all of which can help enhance your existing curves and improve your confidence and self-esteem!
Glow Surgical Arts offers a number of breast surgeries that can help you enhance your body and achieve your desired look! Schedule a consultation today to learn more about breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, and breast fat transfer, and get the results you want, the way you want them!