7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Breast augmentation can change your life in some very positive ways including enhancing your appearance and self-esteem. But, since it is a surgical procedure, it’s important to think about it carefully before jumping in. We encourage you to consider the following to help you determine if breast augmentation is right for you.

1. Why do I want breast augmentation surgery? If you want breast implants to improve your appearance or gain a little self-esteem, you probably have the right motivation for a successful outcome. If, on the other hand, you believe the surgery will completely change your life, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment, no matter how good the results. Breast augmentation can greatly enhance your life, but it probably won’t change it completely.

2. What size would I like to be? If you’re an A cup size but you want to be a DD after your surgery, you may have unrealistic expectations. You should carefully consider what size would fit your body best. While we understand you want to look sexy, this is achieved best by considering your particular body rather than just choosing a cup size that sounds impressive.
3. What are my other goals? Besides size, are you looking for a certain shape, fullness, amount of cleavage or something else? If you can find pictures that resemble your desired outcome, those can be helpful to show your plastic surgeon.

4. Am I in excellent health? Before undergoing breast augmentation, you should be in a healthy state. Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation does have a recovery period. If you are in tip-top health, you will have a better chance of recovering quickly and achieving the best possible results.

5. Is my doctor well-qualified to perform breast augmentation? Unfortunately, there are still surgeons who perform this surgery but aren’t well-qualified. Be sure to ask friends or family for referrals and go to a qualified, respected plastic surgeon. Highly skilled and talented surgeons may cost a little more, but your body is worth the extra expense!

6. Am I willing to work with my plastic surgeon? A qualified plastic surgeon will be able to perform amazing work, but patients must be realistic in their expectations. You should be willing to communicate openly and work with your plastic surgeon so that you’re both on the same page. This will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your procedure.

7. Am I prepared to do the required follow-up to check the condition of my implants? Breast augmentation requires routine checkups afterwards. You should have examinations on a regular basis following the procedure to ensure your wellness.

The idea of improving your “look” in such a personal way as breast augmentation is exciting, but we encourage you to take the time to think about these questions before consulting a plastic surgeon. For the most part, breast augmentation is about what you want to look like as well as what your body and your frame can tolerate.

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon