Like any other type of surgery, it’s important to put thought into your decision before you go ahead with breast augmentation. The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery isn’t one that should be made on a whim. It’s a decision that must be approached with care and seriously considered and discussed.
Here are factors that you should consider prior to breast augmentation surgery.
1. Overall Health
Your overall health will help determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for augmentation surgery. Your medical history must be considered in order to keep you safe and help ensure that you will receive optimal results.
Your plastic surgeon will need to know about any current health conditions, if any, to determine if they put you at risk. They will also need to know your medication in-take, which includes supplements, vitamins, and herbs, as some medications can increase the risk of complications. They will need to know if you’ve undergone any other surgeries, especially on your breasts, and the results.
Your plastic surgeon will also need to know about your lifestyle choices, such as smoking and exercise, and know if you are close to your ideal weight. Smoking can increase risks, and if you are planning to lose additional weight, your results from the surgery may be affected, which is why these factors are important.
2. Having Children
Breast augmentation is a popular surgery for women who have had children in the past. Pregnancy can result in lost volume and elasticity as well as sagging in the breasts. However, many women choose to undergo augmentation before they’ve finished having children. Though the surgery can still be successfully performed, your plastic surgeon will need to know if you plan on having more children to take care to not disturb the milk glands and nipples for future breastfeeding success.
. Reasons for Wanting Surgery
Women choose to undergo breast augmentation for a variety of reasons, including gaining voluminous, feminine curves, improving the appearance of breasts after massive weight loss or pregnancy, increasing breast size, fixing asymmetry, and increasing self-confidence.
However, this surgery isn’t ideal for everyone, which is why it’s important to consider your motivations. For example, if you are being pressured by a spouse or others to get breast augmentation, you shouldn’t undergo surgery to satisfy someone else’s desires or you may end up regretting your decision later on. In addition, if you’re currently experiencing a major life event, like a divorce, break up, or death in the family, you should wait before making any final decisions as your judgement may be affected.
4. Financial Feasibility
Most types of cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation,are not covered by private insurance. Because of this, it’s important to consider the financial feasibility of your decision. We have multiple payment options for you to choose from.
5. Your Plastic Surgeon
Finally, choosing the right plastic surgeon is a critical factor to consider prior to augmentation surgery as it can significantly affect your safety and your results.
To ensure your safety and to achieve optimal results, choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your upcoming procedure. A board-certified surgeon will have completed five years of training with at least two years of training in cosmetic surgery, will only perform surgeries in accredited facilities, will follow ethic codes, and will be up to date on the latest education requirements.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, perform thorough research, watch out for red flags, and meet with surgeons in person before making your decision.