You've dreamed of having breast augmentation surgery for so long, and now that the surgery is complete, you can finally look in the mirror and feel satisfied with the reflection you see. However, it can take some time to get used to your new implants. The following tips will help you adapt to your changed body after breast augmentation surgery.
1. Slowly increase your activity levels.
Especially if you went from a small cup size, like an A, to a significantly larger cup size, like a D, your chest may feel heavy and awkward when you exercise. You can help your body adapt to the weight of the implants by increasing your activity level slowly. Don't jump right back into hour-long workouts, even if you did them without issue before surgery. Instead, start by exercising for just 15 minutes a day. After a week, add another 15 minutes to your workout routine. Within a month, you should be back to your normal activity level, and your breasts should feel natural as you move.
2. Go shopping.
Continually pulling items out of your closet, only to realize they don't fit, can get frustrating quickly. A good solution is to go shopping and buy yourself a substantial wardrobe of new clothing that fits your new breasts. A few bras, a few casual shirts, and a couple of professional shirts later, and you will no longer feel like you're breaking out of your tops.
3. Come up with a good answer.
When people see you, they are going to start asking what has changed about your appearance or why you look different. Some may point-blank ask you if you had your breasts augmented. Come up with an answer to this question now, so you don't have to reformulate the answer each time you are asked. You can be honest, or you can just say you had some "work done." It depends what you feel most comfortable with.
4. Look at yourself in the mirror.
If you rarely look at yourself in the mirror, every time you do, you will be shocked at your reflection. So, in the coming weeks, make a promise to yourself that you will spend time looking in the mirror each day. As you do, say some reassuring things like "I am beautiful" and "I have a great body." This will help you gain confidence and familiarity with your new look.