10 Things I wish I’d known before Breast Augmentation

July 28, 2015

*Disclaimer – There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary from patient to patient. Our team of consultant plastic surgeons will ensure you are in safe hands and discuss your results at your consultation.

We recently stumbled upon a great article written by a Breast Augmentation patient and thought it was well worth a read…

Recently I had breast implant surgery  Here are 10 Things I wish I’d known before having it done. Hopefully, they will help some of the women on considering the same procedure!

1. Be prepared to have the Plastic Surgeon throw you a curveball. I did my homework, knew exactly what I wanted. I saw the doctor and he said: “no, you can’t go from 34A to 34B because your skin is too elastic and you need to go full C”. I didn’t think I needed a lift either and he pointed out that one breast was way lower than the other so I ended up trusting him and am really glad I did. Just go in there with an open mind and be prepared to revise your original plan. Remember, Plastic Surgeons can never guarantee a cup size!

2. Get ready at home beforehand. a. Buy another bra (or 2) b. Wash all your laundry (have new sheets waiting for you!) c. Leave your house cleaned. If you are going to be home alone, have food and all medications handy so you don’t strain yourself. e. Buy larger clothes for work beforehand

before and after2

Avoca Clinic Post Operative Patient

3. Drugs are your friends. Take the Tablets you are given!

4. It doesn’t hurt to touch your breasts… So touch them. They feel weird, but start slowly and it helps with the pain.

5. Bowling Balls on your chest! That’s what it feels like at first. And a week later, it feels like your milk is coming in. If you’ve ever had babies, you know what I mean. Try to work out your back before surgery. I worked out for two months straight pre-op and I feel great at two weeks post-op.

6. Go walking. I walked the day after surgery and every day since. Very slow at first and never more than 30 minutes. I think the movement helps get the swelling go down. I always feel better afterwards.

7. You don’t have to share if you don’t want to. I haven’t told anyone about the surgery. So it’s great that it’s winter so I can camouflage my breasts. I also got eyelash extensions and did my hair differently. I feel so great right now, and its because I am finally pampering myself. But I didn’t feel the need to tell a soul.

8. Try to avoid driving for as long as possible. I still get sore if I drive for too long and I’m 14 days post-op!

9. Be Still – Take it easy. I know its hard, but find movies you need to catch up on, books you’ve been hoping to read, and take it easy for the first two weeks. I was told not to overexert myself for at least six weeks after breast implant surgery.

10. Call your doctor with every question you have. You paid them, so make sure you get all your questions answered.

For more information on Breast Augmentation click here. Our Patient Advisors would be happy to give you more details on breast enlargement. Give us a call on 01 201 4563 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to welcoming you to The Avoca Clinic.


It is important to note that no surgery is risk-free. All the risks associated will be discussed at length with your consultant and you will leave the clinic ready to make an informed decision. Your suitability will be determined during your complimentary consultation with one of our team of consultant plastic surgeons and our promise to you is safe surgery, premium service in luxurious surroundings at affordable prices.

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