Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedures

Questions To Ask During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

For many women, breast augmentation surgery helps them look and feel their very best by boosting their self-confidence. The process of breast augmentation surgery typically begins with an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will discuss the ins and outs of the procedure, including the recovery time and what you can expect to occur during and after the surgery. Here are a few critical questions you need to ask your surgeon during your breast augmentation consultation.

Am I A Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

When determining if you are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery, your surgeon will consider several factors. For example, if you are generally healthy, do not smoke, or are not a heavy consumer of alcohol, and have a healthy expectation of the results of the surgery, your surgeon will typically consider you a good candidate for breast augmentation.

The surgeon will ask you to make some lifestyle changes or wait to receive your breast augmentation surgery if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have breast cancer, or suffering from an active or long-term infection. If you smoke, your surgeon may ask you to quit, as well.  

What Breast Augmentation Options Are Available?

Breast augmentation surgeries have progressed significantly over the last several years and there are options available. Your surgeon will recommend the right type of surgery for you based upon several factors, including the desired outcome. There are two major surgery types: augmentation with fat and augmentation with breast implants.

Breast augmentation with fat involves using liposuction from various areas of your body, such as your thighs or stomach, and injecting this fat into your breasts. This procedure is used on its own or combined with breast implants, which involves inserting an implant into your breast.

How Can I Prepare for the Breast Augmentation Surgery?

After scheduling your surgery, your surgeon will provide you with several preoperative instructions that you will need to follow. For example, you will be instructed to stop eating several hours before the procedure. You will also be instructed to stop taking certain medications in the days before the procedure, including some over-the-counter medicines.

Your surgeon will also ask you to find a ride home and to have someone with you in the first hours after the procedure, as you will be groggy from the anesthesia.

Asking the right questions during your initial breast augmentation consultation will help ensure you make an informed decision.