Four Questions To Ask Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery can change the way you feel about yourself. In addition to improving body image and self-esteem, it can also reduce clothing issues like the need to wear padded bras. But since it is a surgical procedure, you should take breast augmentation surgery seriously. There is a lot to think about and to consider before making the decision. Of course, the most important consideration of all is determining who will perform the procedure. Finding a professional, properly trained surgeon can make all the difference in your experience. Your surgeon will also be your guide throughout the process. While you can find lots of information online, some of it may be confusing or misleading. To feel confident in your decision, you must fully understand the procedure. A consultation with an honest surgeon is one of the best ways to get this knowledge.
What to Ask During a Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultation
What is the recovery time like?
The typical recovery time for breast augmentation surgery is one to two weeks. During this time your breasts may be swollen and sore. You will need to limit your activity for several weeks but you should be able to resume normal activity after six weeks. Your surgeon will provide you with instructions to optimize the recovery process.
Silicone vs. Saline?
When it comes to breast implants, the two most popular options are silicone and saline. Both options are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. While both types consist of silicone shells, saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Since silicone is more viscous than saline, it flows differently in its shell and is known to have a more natural look and feel. But at the end of the day both implant types will look the same after they are implanted and both are safe to use.
Which surgical incision will be used?
Different standard incision approaches can be used during breast augmentation surgery. The incision type your surgeon chooses will typically depend on your body type, implant selection and/or lifestyle. The three most popular incisions used by surgeons are transaxillary (under the armpit), inframmamry (under the breast) and peri-areolar (around the lower edge of the areola). During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss all three options and determine which approach is best suited for you.
What size will the implants be?
Implant sizes can range from around 100 to 500 cubic centimetres (ccs). For every 200 ccs added, breasts will increase approximately one cup size. While you may have an idea of what size you want to be going in, there are a number of factors to consider. Size can be influenced by height, chest size and breast tissue. Some other factors to consider are skin quality, nipple position and breast shape. By consulting with your surgeon, you can ensure you choose the right size for your body.
There are many reasons for someone to consider breast augmentation surgery. When done by a properly trained surgeon, you’ll end up with long lasting results that make you look and feel better. But as with any surgical procedure, it’s important to carefully consider all the facts before making a decision. We’d be happy to provide you with information and answer any questions you might have. To begin your consultation, give us a call today.