If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching shows like The Bachelorette and witnessing celebrities on the red carpet, it’s that big breasts are beautiful. With curves coming back into style, more and more women are weighing their options for enhancing their breast size to achieve an hourglass figure – and there are statistics to prove it. Breast augmentation surgeries have increased by a whopping 31 percent since 2000.
In the past decade and a half, new advancements in breast implant technology have provided women the luxury of achieving the figure they desire faster, safer, and with more natural looking results than ever before. Despite the fact that getting a boob job is about as common as having any other surgery these days, there’s still a lot you need to know before deciding if the procedure is right for you. Here are six things to know before getting breast implants.
1. You don’t need to take a month off work
If you get two weeks of vacation each year, you’ll only need to use about half of your available days to recover from a breast enhancement surgery. Though you’ll still be sore after that first week, you’ll be fine to go back to work as long as your job doesn’t involve manual labor.
2. Your breasts will feel different
Though silicone breast implants feel much more natural than the saline variety so popular in the 90s, there’s no getting around the fact that they’re man-made and therefore won’t feel like real breast tissue. If you choose to get your implants placed behind the muscle, though, they’ll be harder to detect.