Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and support after I released the video interview and previous blog post talking about my breast augmentation surgery!
I want you guys to know that your support means a lot to me and that I'm open to any questions that you guys might have with regards to the procedure.
Through my sharing, I hope that readers who are interested to explore the possibility of breast augmentation for themselves have a better understanding of the procedure.
TBH, there are a lot of myths out there. People hearsay from their friends, who heard someone else who did it, who read something online, who became aware of a case of a botched job.
There are risks involved in every surgery of course, and it is no different for breast augmentation surgeries. Therefore, it is very important to go to trusted and reputable doctors. Make sure your doctor answers all your queries and walks you through the procedure. It will be even better if he/she provides explanations on why they choose to do method A or method B, or prefer to use material X over material Y.
Just to debunk some myths:
1. You cannot breastfeed after breast augmentation
- This is definitely not true. Breastfeeding is still possible, provided your doctor doesn't cut your milk ducts. My doctor chose an under-boob incision, which makes breastfeeding still possible. This procedure also prevents sensitivity loss. The scars are also hidden at the bottom of the boob.
2. You need to continuously massage the breast after the surgery.
- This is no longer true, due to advancements in technologies and improvements to the materials used.
3. You have to abstain from certain food after the surgery
- Not true, I could eat whatever I want after the op
4. You have to replace the implants over time.
- Not true. Implants need not be removed unless on the rare occasion where your chest is subjected to strong, targeted impact which causes the implant to burst.
Let me know if there are any more concerns or myths you'd like me to debunk!
My surgery was performed by Dr Martin Huang at MH Plastic Surgery, located at Paragon Medical Centre.
As for questions regarding cost, know that it is different for everyone and the prices will be adjusted based on the needs of the individual.
The best part about having a fuller chest is really the simple joy of being able to fill up the top part of my blouses and dresses. This was something that I struggled with before going through breast augmentation.
The top part of my clothes always limped and sagged in an ugly manner, something that I couldn't fix unless I stuffed paddings in my bra (which sometimes shift out of place and makes me uncomfortable or paiseh because other people can see them)
Now, I can wear whatever I want; looking good and feeling great about myself! I'm not saying that your self-esteem has to be fully built upon the way you look; but when you love the way you look, it is definitely a boost.
I did try the larger implants, but I didn't think they were suitable.
(Do note that for the first few weeks, there will be a bit of swelling. But once this goes away, you will be the size you chose.)
Choose the size that suits you to achieve the look that you want.
Remember that this is a lifetime commitment.
It is something that you have to live with for the rest of your life, so consider carefully before making your decision.
Do it for yourself and not for anyone else.
It may not change your life, but it will help you feel better about yourself.
Make sure you also have realistic expectations of the results of the surgery.
If you want to find out more about the procedure, head over to this link: http://www.mhplasticsurgery.com.sg/services/breast-augmentation-enhancement