People say that you get to know yourself by your 30s; that seems especially true for women. By your 30s, you’ve started and established careers, families, lifelong hobbies, and so much more. You have a better sense of what it is you want in life and what you need to do to make it a little bit better. Timing wise, it’s one of the best times to get breast surgery. It’s why statistically, the majority of women who get plastic surgery get it in their 30s. If you’re in your 30s, there’s no better time to get breast surgery. In the next installment of our series on breast surgery, we’re going to tell you what you should know about getting breast surgery in your 30s.

The Right Look

When you’re at an age where you have a sense of clarity about what you want in life, it’s a little easier to make a decision on whether to get plastic surgery. That’s a great thing; in fact, many surgeons stress that patients truly understand their motivations before undergoing plastic surgery. To surgeons, the ideal patient is someone who has realistic expectations on what breast surgery can do for them.

That’s why if you’re considering breast surgery, it’s crucial that you understand what look you’re trying to achieve. Are you trying to achieve a dramatically curvaceous silhouette? Are you just trying to boost your curves so that you can look good in certain dresses? Or are you simply trying to feel more feminine and alluring? Regardless of what your goals are, it’s crucial that you can communicate them to your surgeon so that you can achieve them.

Make It Fit

Of course, it’s not all about following an aesthetic. If you’re considering breast surgery, especially breast implants, it’s crucial that you get the right size to fit your lifestyle. Women in their 30s are usually at the point in their lives where they’re busy building a career, so they tend to have breast augmentation that’s more moderate in size. Women in their 30s today also tend to have a more active lifestyle, so they choose a size of implants that won’t interfere with exercise.

Do You See Kids in the Picture?

It’s a personal question, sure, but also an important one when it comes to breast surgery. If you’re wondering about whether to have kids, or have more kids in the future, it might be best to hold off on breast surgery. Your breasts tend to transform in shape and size thanks to pregnancy and breast feeding, so if you get breast surgery before having kids, your results might not last very long. Of course, there is always secondary breast surgery to help you achieve the same results all over again—but some women try to avoid that.

Breast Surgery with the Mommy Makeover

You don’t have to stop at combining two different types of breast surgery; you can combine your breast treatments with other plastic surgery procedures to give yourself a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a combination of facial, breast, and body procedures meant to reverse the effects of motherhood on a woman’s figure.

Incision Decision

One of the biggest benefits of breast surgery? Getting new clothes. And if you’re someone who likes tube tops, sleeveless blouses and the like, you’ll need to get the right kinds of incisions to make sure they’re not visible with certain outfits. One kind of incision, called the transaxillary incision, is placed under the armpit. While this allows your breasts to remain scar-free, you will have a faded scar under your armpit. Other incisions, like the ones around your nipples or under the breast, will be easier to hide.

Plan for an Easy Recovery

Whether you’re running a family, a career, or both—you need to strike a balance in your life. A major surgical procedure like a breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or mommy makeover can seriously disrupt your schedule. For instance, while your breasts are healing, you won’t be able to lift anything heavier than a milk jug for at least two weeks. In fact, you’ll probably be resting (with some light walking a few times a day) for most the first week of your recovery!

That doesn’t mean you can’t have both—it just means you’ll probably need the help of a partner, trusted friend, or family member during your recovery.

Is there anything better than being in your 30s? Possibly one thing: getting breast surgery from a compassionate, experienced surgeon. If you’re ready to change the rest of your life with breast surgery, contact Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery now to have a consultation with our renowned plastic surgeon.