What To Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you are considering having your breasts altered in any way, there are a few things to think about. If you're dead set on this surgery, you still need to do some homework on your end. Read on for some helpful information and things to consider before having breast augmentation surgery so you end up with the results you desire.


To begin with, you need to find the right surgeon to get the job done. Ask around to friends that may have had this surgery or ask your own physician who they recommend. Once you find a surgeon (or a few), you can make appointments with all of them until you find the right one that suits your needs. Make sure the surgeon has been in practice for awhile and is board certified. Ask as many questions as you want until you feel comfortable. Also ask about references and to see photos of work the surgeon may have done. Don't be shy about asking these questions.

Size And Type

Once you've found the surgeon you want to use, it's time to get down to what size you are planning on going up (or down) to. Don't go to a size that you aren't going to be comfortable with. This is a decision that should be made by you and you alone, not based on what someone else wants you to have.

Your surgeon will talk to you about what type of implant you can get which is silicone (silicone gel filled) or saline (salt-water solution filled). Silicone implants are smoother, where saline may give you a bumpy feel to your breasts. Silicone will give you a more natural look and are not as likely to break as with saline-filled implants.

The size you choose depends on what you want. The surgeon will give you different implants that you can place in your bra to see which size is best for your frame and size. Your surgeon will help guide you, although the decision is up to you. Ask to take the implants home with you to try the different sizes out.

Incision Scarring

The incision from the breast implant may leave you with some scarring. Talk to your surgeon about where the incision will be and how much scarring you will end up with. The implant can be placed behind the chest muscles or in front of them. Ask your surgeon about this placement as well.

Recovery Time

Another consideration is the recovery time. You need to be sure you have time off from work and help around the house after the surgery. If you are a parent, you're going to need some help with the kids as you may not be able to lift anything for several days. Everyday activities such as cooking or doing laundry may require a helping hand. Make sure you have someone at your home that can help you with these things and are able to take off from work for at least a week until you recover.

There are a number of things to consider before having breast augmentation surgery. Make sure to use a board certified surgeon and are comfortable with your surgeon before going through with any type of surgery, and remember that it is your body - the decision you make should be yours.