If you have undergone one or more pregnancies, you might notice that your breasts are not as even or perky as they used to be. This might harm your self-esteem. If you find that you are thinking more than normal about your breasts and how they look and their appearance is causing you undue unhappiness, you might want to consider getting a breast augmentation. A breast augmentation will allow you to even out your breasts and put them back to their original form. However, this can be a difficult subject to explain to your children, especially if they are very young. Here are some tips for talking to your children about your breast augmentation.
1. For Young Children
If you have very young children, they might be scared to see you with bandages on your chest because bandages, to them, mean that the person is hurt. Most children do not want their parents to get hurt. As a result, you are going to need to prepare your younger children ahead of time to see you with bandages. You can simply tell them that the doctor is going to help you feel better but is going to need to do something that is going to require bandages and for you not to move around a lot. Simply telling your children that a doctor is going to help and what you can and cannot do with help put your younger children's minds at ease. You can tell them when they are older that the doctor did not help you feel better physically, but helped you feel better about yourself.
If you have a breast augmentation in order to reduce your breast size, you can tell your children that the front of your body was making your back hurt because it was too big so the doctor helped you feel better by making it smaller.
Make sure that your child understands that he or she should only talk about this subject with his or her siblings or his or her parents and not other people if you are not comfortable with discussing the topic with others.
2. For Older Children
Older children, especially teenagers, are going to know what's going on. You can simply tell them the truth: that you didn't like the way that you looked, that you were spending too much time thinking about it, and it was distracting you. You need to explain that you are an adult and can make decisions about your body because you have the money to do so. You also want to emphasize that you are having a breast augmentation in order to focus on things that are more important than the appearance of your chest, such as fun, family-friendly activities like running and playing with your kids.
For more information, contact a plastic surgery office, such as Merrick Plastic Surgery SC. He or she will likely have literature that you can give to your children.