Breast augmentation is consistently the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the United States, and it only gets more popular every year. This is partially why the techniques and technology involved in breast augmentation are so incredibly advanced and effective. However, your surgeon’s skills and resources aren’t the only things that contribute to a successful breast augmentation. To complement your surgeon’s work and make your breast augmentation look as stunning as possible, here are a couple of major steps you can take:
Finding the right surgical plan
Breast augmentation isn’t necessarily right for everyone, so first of all, it’s important to make sure you’re a good candidate. Generally, this means being in good health, having the right anatomy for the type of breastsurgery you want, and having specific, realistic expectations for what a surgeon can achieve. Then, you can work with your plastic surgeon to decide on the right breast implant type, size, material, and texture for you, as well as the proper overall approach for your body type and lifestyle.
The only way to definitively decide what’s right for you is to have a detailed consultation with an experienced, credentialed plastic surgeon, but independent research can help you narrow down your options and figure out the right questions to ask. For some patients, a breast augmentation procedure might be sufficient to achieve their desired look, but others may find that a breast lift is more appropriate for what they want to achieve. Others still may benefit from a combination breast augmentation and lift.
Taking the right precautions
Again, it’s best to be in good health before any type of surgery, and with cosmetic procedures, patients can plan out their road to surgery and recovery more than they typically can with other types of surgical procedures. Don’t be afraid to be picky about the plastic surgeon and facility you decide to go with—after all, it’s your body and your money. Speaking of money, don’t let that be the primary factor in where/with whom you have your procedure done. A qualified, experienced plastic surgeon and a clean, state-of-the-art surgical facility will help minimize any risk of complications, and discount cosmetic procedures may skimp on one or more of those elements. You may be able to find a breast-augmentation bargain in a foreign country, but “plastic surgery tourism” can be dangerous.
Before committing to breast augmentation, or any surgical procedure for that matter, make sure you have the time and resources necessary for a full, healthy recovery. Along with adhering to your surgeon’s postsurgical plan and advice as closely as possible, this may be the most important thing you can do to achieve the best-possible long-term results. Your plastic surgeon will give you detailed care and recovery instructions, strongly recommend you quit using nicotine (if you do), and provide fitness and nutrition advice (if needed) for better long and short-term results. If you’re interested in breast augmentation or any of the many plastic surgery procedures we perform, please contact one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery offices to schedule a consultation today. In addition to discussing your prospective procedure, we can go over our available financing options for plastic surgery with you. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.