Plastic surgery doesn’t mean perfection.
Our goal is to set you up for success. Ready? Here’s the hard fast truth.
It is a myth that breast implants will make your breasts perfectly symmetrical. And if you’re aiming for perfection, you’re likely going to be disappointed.
Nothing in this world is perfect and striving for perfection is bound to leave you disappointed (anyone a Brené Brown fan?).
That doesn’t mean you won’t love your results and see changes in your body. But if you’re looking for imperfections, you will find them.
Every wedding planner, travel agent, and mom will tell you, success doesn’t mean perfection.
Maybe the caterer swapped the aiolis, and the line to see Mickey wrapped around the building while the kids crashed from their sugar high, and despite all of your best efforts, their first birthday party wasn’t timed perfectly to the minute.
Does that make them bad? No, those imperfections are what make those moments real.
The same with plastic surgery. Your body is asymmetrical before breast implant surgery and will be after.
Don’t get us started on the perfectly symmetrical photoshopped images of celebrities. If you haven’t seen it, Google it. You’ll be glad you’re a little asymmetrical.
Your journey is about you. Where you start all the way to where you end. No one else.
No two breasts are alike.
Just like snowflakes, your breasts differ from each other, just like your eyes, ear lobes, and nostrils. Asymmetry is part of our world and plastic surgery doesn’t change that.
Think of your breasts as sisters, not twins–heck, even twins have some differences between them!
Our skin and breast tissue aren’t made of clay that can be sculptured and hardened into place.
And everyone’s body heals a little differently too. Which means our results will look different than your results, which will look different than the woman down the street.
It’s important to focus on the changes your body has made. Your body and the results are beautiful, even with a little imperfection.
Your plastic surgeon can’t change the shape of your ribs or stop the aging process. Results vary because bodies vary and results change because our bodies change. As we live our lives and age, our results and bodies will change over time, too.
Our goal is to be honest with you and set up realistic expectations. If you’re a perfectionist and perfect symmetry for a lifetime is your goal, breast augmentation might not be for you.
So let’s talk about what you can expect.
You’ve likely heard “trust the process” and we get it. That is so much easier said than done.
We know firsthand how physical and emotional the recovery journey is, especially in the initial weeks after surgery. It’s one of the main reasons Jenny created the Bustmob Community in the first place–to have a space to connect with other women through the ups and downs of the healing process.
We’d be lying if we said hadn’t felt frustrated at times during our own recoveries. It’s hard!
But we’re here to set you up for success and part of that success is buttoning those patience pants. Just like your scar salve and downtime, patience is truly part of the recovery process.
Keep in mind that it takes up to 12 months to see your final results and for scars to fully heal. You can learn more about downtime and breast augmentation recovery in the free Bustmob Academy app.
Here are 3 tips to help keep your recovery in perspective:
1. Be patient.
2. Take progress photos.
3. Get moving.
Give your body the time it needs to heal. Remember it takes a full 12 months for those scars to fully heal and your final results to show.
Taking progress photos before your surgery and each week post-op is a great way to track and see all of the incredible changes your body has made.
And be sure to stay physically active. Your physical and mental health will thank you. Exercise helps with swelling, flexibility, and confidence–not to mention a little endorphin boost.
Nothing drains happiness faster than perfectionism.
That doesn’t mean you won’t love your results and see dramatic changes in your body. But if you’re looking for imperfections you’re going to find them.
Check out the Bustmob GoalFinder, a free database with thousands of plastic surgery after photos, to see other women’s results. Chances are you’re going to see the beautiful result over the little imperfections.
Give yourself and your body some grace. We’re human, not manufactured, after all.
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