Enhancing the size and shape of your breasts is possible with augmentation surgery. Even though it is a common form of plastic surgery, most people do not fully understand the process or recovery that is involved with a breast augmentation. A consultation with the plastic surgeon is key if you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure. With this guide, you will learn a few imperative questions to ask when considering a breast augmentation.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
It is important to remember that breast augmentation is a surgical procedure. Because of the surgical risk, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure.
Most plastic surgeons state that you must be in good physical condition to withstand the anaesthesia and recovery process. You should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the augmentation, either.
You should be emotionally healthy, as well. You should want the procedure for personal reasons and not because someone else wants you to undergo the breast augmentation.
For example, if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and want to improve your self-esteem, a breast augmentation may be beneficial. However, the procedure will not cure severe self-esteem issues, so talking with a therapist beforehand may be helpful.
What Augmentation Is Right?
Not all breast augmentations are created equal, so what works for one person may not work for you. Therefore, you should ask the plastic surgeon to recommend the type or size of the implant recommended for your specific body.
To get started, you and your surgeon will need to determine what type of implants are best. Saline implants tend to feel like water balloons to some people. Silicone offers the most natural look and feel. If you do choose silicone implants, you will need to undergo testing 3 years after receiving the implants and every year after that to ensure that the implants are not leaking.
Once you determine the type, you will need to determine the implant's size. Your surgeon will take measurements of your chest and the distance between your current breasts to determine what size implant is right for your body frame.
The overall elasticity of your chest is also a factor to consider when choosing an implant size. You will need enough skin and tissue to cover and support the implants.
A breast augmentation can be a great way to improve your look and confidence, but proper understanding is imperative. This guide will help you ask the right questions when considering an augmentation.