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7 Reasons NOT to get Breast Implants

While there are a number of great reasons to get breast implants, it’s important to remember that there are also some good reasons to not get them. Here’s our list of seven reasons to reconsider having breast implants done.

1. You’re underage

If you’re under 17 years of age, then there’s a good chance that your breasts are still growing and your breast tissue isn’t stable enough to provide a high-quality, long-lasting, shapely result.

2. You’re struggling financially

If you’re on a low income and you don’t have much in the way of savings to fall back on, breast implant surgery may not be a good idea. Even if you can secure a low-repayment loan, you need to be sure you can meet those repayments. And don’t be drawn in by some of the ‘6 months interest free’ offers out there – because enticing as those type loans may be, there is a hidden catch: if you don’t pay the WHOLE loan off within 6 months the interest rate racks up to a very high rate adding to the amount you already owe. And then it can become financially very crippling!

3. You’re doing it to make someone else happy

Breast augmentation is a surgery on your body, so if you’re going to have it done, you need to ensure that it’s to make you happy – not someone else.

4. Your safety is compromised

When it comes to surgery of any sort, your health and safety are paramount. Compromising on measures that keep you safe in order to save money – such as an anaesthetist, accredited hospital or high-quality implants – is a bad idea, and can result in serious consequences.

5. Major chest wall deformities

If your chest wall is severely deformed – for example a major sunken rib cage or rib torsion – breast augmentation surgery may not be advisable.

6. You have a Body Image Disorder

Body image disorders can cause dissatisfaction even though the surgery has been performed perfectly. In turn, this only worsens the dissatisfaction. And while cosmetic surgery may have seemed the ideal solution, it rarely provides any relief and often just increases dissatisfaction. For this reason, we recommend against breast augmentation surgery for people who have been diagnosed with body image disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

7. You’re pregnant or plan to be soon

Pregnancy causes a lot of changes to the breasts as your body prepares to breast-feed a newborn. These changes can change the appearance of your implanted breasts to the point that you may feel you then need larger implants once you’ve finished breast-feeding. We recommend that if you’re planning a pregnancy in the next year, wait until after the pregnancy to have the procedure.

Other things to be aware of

If you have major breast sag, you’ll need a Breast Lift in addition to breast implants. Although the right type of implant can lift breasts with slight degrees of sag, implants alone won’t lift breasts that have a lot of sag. Only a ‘Lift’ can achieve this and deliver a better overall breast appearance and end-result for you.

About the Author

Breast Excellence

Our Clinic Manager says: “It’s not the quantity you do, but the quality you deliver!” Since 1999 and over 2,000 Breast Augmentations, our Certified Cosmetic Surgeon at Breast Excellence, Dr George Mayson, has a 100% Safety Record with not a single adverse event during surgery. As further testimony to our high standards of surgery and patient care is the fact that Dr Mayson has never had a single case of litigation, or even threatened litigation, over his entire professional career.

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