Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation


While you should certainly be excited about your decision to move forward with breast augmentation, you should also keep in mind that it is a major surgery that shouldn’t be taken lightly. For those unsure of how best to prepare for getting breast implants, here’s a helpful guide on the first valuable steps toward achieving your dream figure.
Plan Well Of course, getting breast augmentation means scheduling your consultation appointment and planning your procedure date, but the planning doesn’t stop there. Keep in mind that your breast implants may take up to six months to fully settle into their intended position, and you may want to avoid any beach vacations, pool parties or major events until then.
In fact, one reason many women schedule their breast augmentation during the fall and winter months is because it can be the best time to conceal your new breasts until they’re ready to be shown off.
Decide Whether to Tell Your Loved Ones Some women are comfortable telling the whole world about their breast implants, while others may feel so privately about their choice that they prefer no one to know but themselves. Whether you decide to tell your family, friends and intimate partners is a decision only you can make, and there is no one right answer.
If you do decide to tell your loved ones, consider the best time to bring it up. The subject is probably best approached from a place of positivity and explained as a decision you’ve made for yourself, not to please anyone else or conform to a certain standard of beauty. You could be surprised at how supportive your family and friends may be as long as they understand that you’re doing what makes you happy.
Seek Out a Breast Augmentation Specialist Now it’s time to look for your surgeon. Remember that nearly all practicing plastic surgeons offer breast augmentation, but not all results are equal. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation and other breast enhancement surgery.
Don’t be afraid to inquire about your surgeon’s background, to ask to see before-and-after photos or to find real patient reviews. You’ll want to cover all of your bases before settling on your breast augmentation surgeon to be sure that you’ll end up with the best possible results.
Choose the Best Implant Size and Profile for Your Body The best implant size for you depends partially on your appearance goals. Are you hoping for a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic change? Don’t forget to consider your natural anatomy. While breast augmentation can be an excellent way to replace lost volume or give a boost to your breasts that you never had before, major leaps in breast size may appear less natural than a more moderate increase.
Finally, ask your surgeon about the best implant profile for you. Whether you’ll benefit most from a low profile implant, a moderate profile or a high profile can best be determined by an expert.
Prepare for Your Recovery Preparing for your breast augmentation recovery is the final step to take before surgery. The last thing you’ll want to do when you come home from your procedure is run a load of laundry, prepare ice packs or cook a meal.
Have a stack of clean button-up shirts on hand so you don’t have to pull anything over your head for several days, prepare ice packs and have a meal plan for at least the first day or two so that you can focus on relaxation and healing as your results develop.
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