How to Make an Informed Decision About Breast Enlargement

You can make your breasts look bigger, and you can do some small things to make them appear bigger, and even some radical things to make them temporarily bigger, but there is nothing you can do to fundamentally alter the size of your breasts other than surgery, officially known as an augmentation mammoplasty. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2004 surgeons performed over 334,000 breast augmentation procedures, making breast enlargement the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure after liposuction. 

Before contemplating surgery consider everything you can do to make your breasts appear bigger. 1. Potions, supplements and creams are all snake oil. Your breast size is controlled by genetics and the pituitary gland in your brain. Products that sound too good to be true, are.  2. Bulgarian beer has no effect on the size of your breasts, either. (See link below.)  3. Chicken or other foods have no effect on your breast size.  4. Drinking lots of water is good for you, but will not change the size of your breasts.  5. Your sleeping position has no effect.  6. Whether you wear a bra or not has no effect.  7. Rubbing or squeezing your breasts will not change their size.  8. Breasts do not get bigger with sex, or lack of sex.  9. Pumps and machines will not increase the size of your breasts.  10. Breast size is partially controlled by estrogen, so when taking the birth control pill some women will get larger breasts, while others will not. Such a change cannot be counted on and is considered a side-effect.  11. Pregnancy increases bust size for the duration of the pregnancy and nursing period; afterwards they go back to their normal size and sometimes get smaller than they were before.  12. Breasts contain fat cells, so gaining weight will increase their size; unfortunately it will also increase your overall size. There is no known way to use weight gain to only increase the size of your breasts.

  Know if surgery is right for you 
1. Understand that breast augmentation will have no effect on your looks or attractiveness, nor will it make other people see you differently. It is important to understand and articulate your own expectations before going ahead with surgery. 2. Know that even with implants your breasts will still change size and shape in response to health, age and other factors. For example, breasts will still sag after pregnancy, weight gain, or from the natural effects of gravity. 3. Perhaps the most surprising and important thing to understand about augmentation is that it is not a "one shot deal". You don't go to the clinic, have the implants put in, heal up and get on with your life. Implants need constant testing, replacement, and checkups. Implants may add complications to pregnancy, and demand modifications to many other medical procedures like mammograms. Your new breasts will need constant attention while you have them. 4. In order to qualify for this procedure you must be 18 years of age for saline implants and 22 years old for silicone implants. 5. There are different breast implant materials that should be discussed and evaluated with a plastic surgeon to understand which type could best suits your body (not only your breast). 6. Do not take in consideration to look exactly as a model, actress or someone else you chosen in advance and get fix on that image. Mammoplasty it's about physical proportions and any surgical procedure should be suited for your natural body shape to avoid any plastic or fake effect. Better to discuss with a surgeon on what he suggest and be realistic than choose an impossible shape to be like someone else.

 Know the cost: - Be aware that the cost of breast surgery can be astronomical. The national average (American Association of Plastic Surgeons) is $3,437 but this does not include. 1. Fees for the surgical facility.  2. Anesthesia 3.Pre-surgery medical tests. 4. The actual implants. 5. Prescriptions and other miscellaneous costs related to surgery. 6. The costs of follow-up visits and ongoing breast implant care. Understand that few, if any, insurance companies cover the cost of breast surgery unless it is re-constructive surgery after cancer

  Risks of surgery: - Like all surgical procedures breast augmentation carries risks. Some are severe, while some less so, but it is important to know what you risk for bigger boobs:
 Like all surgical procedures breast augmentation carries risks. Some are severe, while some less so, but it is important to know what you risk for bigger boobs: 1.Nerve damage in the breast may cause numbness in the nipples or breast tissue; an inability to feel anything. These effects can be permanent in some cases. 2. Complications with future mammography. Breast implants make breast-cancer screening more difficult and demand an x-ray technician experienced in working with implants. Your doctor may also require additional tests with each checkup including an ultrasound and an MRI. 3. Your scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks. Then they may remain the same size for several months, or even appear to widen. After several months, your scars will begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely. 4. Capsular contracture refers to a painful complication when scar tissue hardens around the implant and squeezes, which can result in shape changes in the breasts, breasts that are hard to the touch, and pain. Additional surgery is required to deal with capsular contracture. 5. Uneven results. Your new breasts may be slightly different from one another in size and shape. 6. Routine activity or injury can cause damage and make implants leak or break. Additional surgery will be necessary to remove the implant or replace it. 7. One to two weeks after surgery some women suffer severe infections. In rare cases, the implant will have to be surgically removed. 8. You may experience excessive bleeding following the surgery along with swelling and pain. Again, additional operations will be needed if this happens. 9. While there is no evidence that implants change your ability to nurse an infant, or change anything about pregnancy, however pregnancy will probably alter your body enough that the implants will have to be replaced for aesthetic reasons.  10. Implants that break or leak. Beyond factory defects many things can cause the implants to break and leak inside your body including exercise, injury and even normal day-to-day movement. Ruptured implants are a controversial topic and more can be written about the subject. In general, what happens when an implant breaks depends on the kind of implant:  11.If a saline-filled implant breaks, the implant will deflate in a few hours and the salt water will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.  12. If a silicone-gel filled implant leak or break, the elastic silicone gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast. A leaking silicone gel implant may not be noticeable except through expensive tests like an MRI. Thus woman with silicone breast implants are advised to visit with her plastic surgeon every year to make sure they are still functioning properly.
make sure that you're doing this for you.
Are you sure? Your breasts are probably fine and besides, a lot of people don't prefer breasts with implants, and would find you more attractive before the surgery.

Warnings 1.  You should be aware that breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants. Regular examinations for breast health and to evaluate the condition of your implants are important whether you have chosen saline or silicone breast implants. 2. Be aware that a lot of men do not find artificially enlarged breasts attractive. 3. If your surgeon uses a periareolar surgical approach (an incision around the colored portion surrounding the nipple), it may further increase the possibility of breastfeeding difficulties.