Important Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Undergoing a Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Before any breast augmentation procedure, you will meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your candidacy and your options. Asking questions will ensure that you understand your procedure and whether it can achieve the goals you desire.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A good candidate should be above the age of 18, at a stable weight, and have cosmetic goals that breast augmentation can meet. Your surgeon will evaluate your goals, health history, and plans for the future when determining your candidacy for breast augmentation.
What Size and Type of Breast Implant Is Best for Me?
There are two types of breast implants available: saline-filled implants and silicone-filled implants. Ask your surgeon which is best for your desired outcome. It is important to remember that the volume of a saline implant does not translate directly to cup size. If you have a specific result in mind, ask your surgeon what he recommends rather than requesting a certain volume or size of implant.
Where Will My Incisions Be?
Incisions can be made in different locations, and may be dependent on your goals or the type of breast implant you choose. Ask your surgeon where your incision will be and what this means for your results. We find that the axillary incision works best for most patients. It heals very well and leaves the breast scar free.
What Can I Expect During Surgery?
Discuss any current health concerns with your surgeon. Ask if you must make any special preparations for surgery and what you can expect during recovery. Breast augmentation recovery may involve special care of your breasts, wearing a supportive bra or garment, and taking antibiotics.
You can get the answers to all of your breast augmentation questions from Dr. Stephen J. Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. Schedule your consultation by calling (925) 736-5757 or clicking on our web contact form. Check out our blog to learn more about breast augmentation, face lifts, and liposuction.