While there are a number of great reasons to get breast implants, it’s important to remember that there are also some good reasons to not get them! Here’s our list of seven instances that we believe, you should not get breast implants.
1. You’re Under 18
If you’re under 18 years of age, then there’s a good chance that your breasts are still growing and your breast tissue isn’t yet fully developed.
2. You’re struggling financially
If you’re on a low income and you don’t have much in the way of savings to fall back on, breast implant surgery may not be a good idea. Even if you can secure a low-repayment loan, you need to be sure you can meet those repayments. And don’t be drawn in by some of the ‘6 months interest-free’ offers out there – because enticing as those types of loans may be, there is a hidden catch: if you don’t pay the WHOLE loan off within 6 months the interest rate can rack up to a very high rate adding to the amount you already owe. And then it can become financially very crippling!
3. You’re doing it to make someone else happy
Breast augmentation is surgery on your body, so if you’re going to have it done, you need to be doing it to make you happy – not someone else!
4. Your Outcome or Safety Is Possibly Being Compromised
When it comes to any sort of surgery, your health and safety are paramount. Choices designed to save you money but which could compromise your outcome or safety – such as choosing low-cost surgery, cheap implants, or overseas surgery – we would regard as unwise.
5. Major Chest Wall Deformities
If your chest wall is severely deformed – for example, a major sunken rib cage or rib torsion – breast augmentation surgery may not be advisable.
6. You Have A Body Image Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) can result in dissatisfaction even though the surgery has been performed perfectly. And while cosmetic surgery at the time may have seemed the ideal solution, it rarely provides any relief and often just increases the dissatisfaction due to the BDD. For this reason, we will not operate on anyone whom we suspect are suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
7. You’re Pregnant Or Plan To Be Soon
Pregnancy causes lots of changes to the breasts as your body prepares for breastfeeding. Once you’ve finished breastfeeding, these changes can change the appearance of your implanted breasts to the point that you may feel you now need larger implants. So, we always recommend that if you’re planning a pregnancy in the next 1-2 years, wait until after the pregnancy to have your surgery.