There are a few ideal candidates for breast augmentation.
One is the young woman with small, but otherwise attractive breasts.
Most of the time, women who are starting out with an A or a B cup
breasts are the most common patients, and it’s important to know
that both types can limit the size of the implant they can handle.
Another ideal candidate is the woman who is looking to restore
volume that has been lost after pregnancy or weight loss without the
need for a lift.
However, if you are marginal in the
lift area, and your plastic surgeon is suggesting one – listen to
his or her advice, as this will definitely give you the longest
result for your money.
Remember that getting implants is
nothing more than enlarging what you have beforehand, flaws and all.
So, if you have droopy breasts to begin with and decide to forgo a
lift, you will end up with a larger version of what you had.
Implants typically do help lift the breasts somewhat, but if your
ptosis or sag is considerable, definitely listen to your plastic
surgeon and their advice. It is the surgeon’s job to help you with
obtaining the best long term outcome with the least risk of more
In certain areas of the country, there appears to have a
focus on large implants for the first time breast augmentation.
You should be aware that they can produce changes in the breast
tissues like thinning, rippling, or the need for more surgery due to
complications. If your plastic surgeon is suggesting a
size for you, listen to his reasoning for the size he picked.
If you have your heart set on another size, then you will need to
discuss your options with him or heropenly.
When planning breast implant surgery, it is important to consider both the
your expectations and body measurements. Good decisions made
by both patient and surgeon in the beginning stages of the consultation
will produce better long term outcomes with a low risk of
re-operation. The main goal is to assess your goals and your
breast anatomy to get an outcome that fits proportionately with the
rest of your body.
Start inquiring about all the local board certified Plastic
Surgeons in your area that you can. Start your research into
their backgrounds before the actual consultation date. This
will help you narrow down the ones you actually want to see and the
ones you would like to eliminate as possible surgeons. You can
start your research
Finding a plastic surgeon that is within your area definitely has
its advantages. Most importantly if there is ever a chance or
post operative complications, that the surgeon is local and
accessible to you. There are many patients that do travel to
have their surgery across the country and everything has worked out
alright for them. However, there is a level of comfort knowing
your surgeon is not too far away if you should need him or her in an
emergency situation. Everyone has their own need to fulfill,
so if traveling is okay with you, just know that this can be done
Trying to find the right plastic surgeon is time consuming and can
be overwhelming. Trying to get recommendations from friends,
family, physicians, hairdressers, or members of an internet forum
can help direct you. If you need help with trying to find the
right Plastic Surgeon for yourself, please check out our section on
Board Certified Plastic Surgeonfor more information.
open line of communication will help tremendously with your
spouse or significant other in regards to your plans with
getting this procedure. Keeping your partner involved in
the process will allow him to become more comfortable with your
decision. It is normal for most men not to fully
understand the motivation you might have behind getting this
procedure. Try to educate your partner as much as you can,
as the more he understands the less anxiety he will have about
you doing this.
through magazines and
websitesfor photos that you would like to
bring with you to show the physician what your desires are.
But just like everything else, you need to remember that it is
very easy for a photo to be airbrushed with Photoshop or some
other program. What you might be seeing is not exactly
completely factual, however it will give you an idea of what you
would like to achieve.
your own medical history along with the dates of any illness and
procedures you have had in the past. If you have ever had
a bad reaction to anesthesiamake sure you bring this up to your
plastic surgeon. Also, make sure you remember all the medication
you are taking on a regular basis, including over the counter
vitamins, analgesics and dietary supplements. If you have
ever experienced any kind of bad reaction to a medication, make
sure you notify the doctor of this as well. Having all of
this written down will help you when the physician is asking you
your medical history. Read our section on medication to avoid before surgery.
bra in the size you are considering of going to, this will help
give you an idea of what you might expect and also give the
physician an idea of what size you might be anticipating. Having
a larger bra will also enable you to do the
or Water Test more comfortably. Also,
getting to know how to read the
specs on implant size
will help tremendously when
choosing the right size.
accountability your life style and what you do on an everyday
basis. Having larger breast can affect your hobbies and or
activities. Tell your plastic surgeon how important a
certain activity is for you, so he will know how to advise you
in terms of size.
Complications and Riskshappen, as
this is major surgery and you are altering your body. We
have to be aware of the good, the bad, and the ugly. No
one wants to rain on your parade with negativity of the
possibility of having a complication, but it is very important
that you understand that things can and do happen. More
than likely, you will never have a problem at all and will come
through this surgery with flying colors. But you need to
be informed of the possible problems that could occur.
plastic surgeon you are consulting with starts pointing out
other flaws and how he or she can fix them for you, then you
really need to consider whether or not this is a good match.
Most plastic surgeons are very professional and will only
address the part of the body in which you intended to have the
you have some
ptosis (sag) to your breasts, most doctors will
probably suggest some type of
in order to get the look you are
intuitive mind and good instincts. You ideally need to
find a plastic surgeon that is a good match for you.
Having a bad feeling about a physician is not going to help with
building a good patient-doctor relationship, so make sure you
take everything in while you are consulting to see if this is
the right surgeon for you. And most importantly, do not
feel intimated when speaking to the plastic surgeon. You
need to feel comfortable speaking about your fears and or
concerns of this procedure and know you can receive some
reassurance in return.
It is normally suggested that you go on at least three separate
consultations, so you can ascertain all the information from the
various plastic surgeons, and see which one will be fitting your
needs the best. Finding a plastic surgeon that is within your
area would of course be ideal, as it is best to find one that you
can have easy travel time to incase of an emergency or complication.
However, sometimes this is not choice for everyone, and some do
travel for their breast augmentation surgery.
up the phone to make that first appointment you should really start
doing your homework first with
researching your plastic surgeon to make sure the one you
are considering doesn’t have any disciplinary actions or malpractice
lawsuits. Also check board certification with the
vital doctor checklist
and what qualifications you should be looking for as well as
telling you what medical board your surgeon is board certified with.
breast augmentation forum and meeting other members who
have shared the same plastic surgeon will help tremendously, as they
bring a real life experience to the forefront and information like
this can be valuable.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find a plastic surgeon you are
not comfortable with, as this entire journey is a process of
elimination. You are not going to mesh with every single
physician you meet, so the most important thing to remember is to
take your time with your selection. Remember you do not have to rush
into this as this is your body and major surgery you are
considering. So take all the time you need to come to
decision. There have been women who have had to go on eight or
nine consultations to find the right plastic surgeon, and there are
others who find their match immediately.
If you feel you need to bring someone along with you to the
consultations this is perfectly normal. Most of the time your
significant other wants to take part in this process with you. Your
plastic surgeon will not only answer your questions but also anyone
else that might have concerns about this procedure. Education
is the key to understanding this procedure, so the more chances you
have of enlightening your partner of what you are going through, the
better off he will be with being prepared with what to expect.
Trying to gather as much information as you can about this
procedure will help you make an informed decision on what is going
to be right for you. There are many books, magazines, and also
forums like this that have women sharing their experiences so you
know what to expect with
breast augmentation. Do not be afraid to ask questions
and also to ask for referrals from friends, family, your own
physician, the gym, hairdresser, or from the
Breast Augmentation Forum.
Word of mouth referrals are the best kind of advertising a plastic surgeon
Check out and read all of your options available with this
Size of implants,
smooth or textured shell,
under or over the muscle placement
incision placement. As there are many choices that are available for you, and
the more you understand about what you are getting the better off
you will be. The ultimate decision of course is up to
the plastic surgeon that will be performing the procedure on you, as
he is the medical expert. It helps tremendously to understand
why your surgeon is recommending a specific type or style of implant
and what will look best on your body stature.