If you have been looking for a way to increase your chest size and have not had much success with some of the over over the counter methods such as padded bras and pills, then it is time for you to consider cosmetic surgery. A breast augmentation is a procedure in which implants are placed in the chest cavity to increase the size, improve the contours or to improve the volume. The procedure is one of the most popular ways to cosmetically enlarge a woman's smaller bosom and restore a woman's confidence after weight loss, pregnancy, and age.

If you are considering a breastfeeding augmentation, you need to ask yourself if having the surgery will benefit you and help you achieve the goals you have for your body. Keep in mind that even though the risks are minimal, you still need to be aware of them before you can make an informed decision as to whether or not this option is right for you.

Schedule an appointment with several board certified cosmetic surgeons. During your consultations, the surgeons will explain to you in detail the different risks and complications you might have after the surgery. Some examples of risks and complications from having this type of surgery are unfavorable scarring, blood clots, infection, and implant leakage. With that in mind, you should also know that the success and satisfaction rate for this type of cosmetic procedure is very high. Many women have more confidence in themselves, since they are more satisfied with their overall appearance. In fact, this surgery alone can significantly improve the quality of life that you are accustomed too.

If you are going to have the surgery, there are several things you should do to prepare for it. In addition to needing some lab work and evaluations done, you may have to start taking or stop taking certain medications depending on your personal health. You should also consider getting a mammogram before and after your procedure to detect any changes your breast tissue might have in the future. Your doctor will want you to stop smoking before the surgery is scheduled, and you should also avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory drugs since they can increase bleeding.

When it comes to getting a breastfeeding augmentation, you can choose to have saline or silicone implants. Your doctor will explain the pros and cons of each type. Saline implants appear and feel more natural than silicone implants. Silicone implants are more firm and last much longer than saline implants.

During the first few weeks after your procedure, you will have to wear a compression garment and may also have some restrictions in activity. After several weeks of recovery time, you will find it easier to wear certain types of clothing including swimwear. Many women who have had a breastfeeding augmentation have an increase in self-confidence, since they now have the body they feel they were meant to have.