Eden’s A-Z of Breast Augmentation: The Letters N & O

When you're making a big life decision (which getting breast implants definitely is) information is your friend!

We're just past the halfway point in Eden's A-Z, so let's check out the letters N and O.


 We’ve all got them... and in women their biological purpose is breastfeeding, but the nipple is also a landmark on your breast.

Nipples come in all shapes and sizes so sometimes a breast augmentation may also include some element of nipple re-sizing or re-positioning.

And... the nipple is one of your your possible breast implant incision sites (the entry point for the implant going in to the breast). A nipple incision is also known as 'areolar' or 'periareolar' which is just below the nipple, and in the crease of your areola.

Numbness after breast implants

Surgery disrupts (and, at worst, cuts through) nerves. Straight after surgery don’t be surprised if areas of your breasts and nipples are numb.

Nerves that have been stretched or disrupted by surgery will re-fire (you feel this as sharp pains like a rubber band snapping on your skin!) over time, and feeling will return.

 Nausea during Breast augmentation Recovery

 Nausea during Breast augmentation Recovery

Yuck! No one likes feeling nauseous. Surgery - the anesthetic and the different medications (pain relief and antibiotics) – can make you feel quite queasy.  

Nausea (and even vomiting) is a common complication after surgery. Although it’s not dangerous, it can be pretty unpleasant.

Nesting before your breast augmentation

Not all that different from pre-birth nesting, some women experience a sort of BA ‘nesting instinct’ whereby they go in to cleaning and tidying and organizing overdrive in the month or so prior to their breast augmentation.

Preparation is key after all!


Natural looking breast implants

'Camp Natural' align themselves to wanting their ‘new boobs’ to look anatomically like a non-augmented breast.

Natural looking breast implants

The natural look is characterized by a 'ski-slope' side-view with the most breast fullness in the lower pole.


Over the muscle placement of breast implants

One of the main breast implant locations (i.e. where in the breast in relation to breast tissue and the chest muscle).

Overs are... implants placed over the chest (or pec) muscle.

Over the muscle placement of breast implants

Also called subglandular, the breast implant is sandwiched between the chest muscle and the breast tissue.

Overs are a great breast implant location for: larger pre-surgery breasts, slightly drooping breasts, a faster recovery, a more natural hang to the breasts, and those with a very active lifestyle.


Whichever way you approach the pre-surgery research phase of your boobie journey, if you keep an open mind and make sure your aim is to be fully informed you'll be giving yourself the best chance of a long and happy relationship with your new breasts.

Check back for the rest of Eden's A-Z of breast augmentation and breast implants.