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What You Need to Know Before Getting Breast Augmentation Surgery

What You Need to Know Before Getting Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Surgery

More American women choose to go abroad for breast augmentation surgery than any other cosmetic surgery. It ranks as the number one procedure in medical tourism, above nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and liposuction.

Because of the sheer number of breast implant surgeries performed every year, breast implant surgery has become a routine procedure. While like any surgical procedure it has some risk, it is considered a safe surgery as long as it is performed by a competent surgeon.

Before deciding to get breast augmentation surgery in the Bahamas, there are some factors that a woman should consider:

The Reason You’re Getting Breast Augmentation

We live in a culture that emphasizes breasts, particularly larger breasts. You see them glorified in all forms of media. It’s not for us to say whether that’s right or wrong, but we strongly encourage women to think thoroughly about why they want to have breast augmentation. Is it something that you truly want, or are you simply feeling pressured by the images that surround you?

We firmly believe that a woman should get breast augmentation only if she really wants it and believes it will make her look better and feel better about herself. She shouldn’t get it because a partner is pressuring her to get it or because she’s trying to meet a standard that the media has created.

Medical Reasons Not to Get Breast Augmentation

There are some cases where breast augmentation is not possible or highly risky for medical reasons. A doctor can evaluate you and tell you if you’re a candidate for breast augmentation. Some common reasons that prevent women from getting breast augmentation are:

  • Pregnancy
  • If a woman is currently breastfeeding
  • In some cases, if the woman plans to have children and breastfeed them in the future.
  • Cancer treatment
  • Any infection
  • Low functioning immune system

Your doctor may consider additional factors as well as those on this list.

Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

As previously mentioned, while considered a safe procedure, breast augmentation surgery still carries some risks. Although it is very rare for these risks to materialize, you should know about them before making a decision:

  • Infections
  • Rippling
  • Deflation
  • Capsular contracture: a form of natural rejection of the implant

The real reason some women decide not to get breast augmentation based on simple economics. For many, it’s just too expensive to get breast augmentation surgery in the United States and Canada, especially because insurance policies don’t typically cover the procedure.

This is one of the reasons why North American women choose the Bahamas Medical Center for their breast surgery. Our highly trained surgeons, state-of-the art equipment, friendly staff and wonderful location just a few minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas make the decision an easy one. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to relax and recover from your surgery. A simple phone call to one of our International Patient Coordinators (who just happen to be registered nurses as well) should answer all of your questions.

Monica Rix Paxson is an award-winning author writing on topics related to science and medicine. She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and the BBC.

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