When you first begin your breast augmentation research, the vast amount of information available may feel overwhelming. There are countless videos, websites, and blog posts discussing the procedure and giving an “inside scoop” on what to expect. However, if you’re thinking about breast augmentation, there are really just a few key considerations to start with. We advise our Baton Rouge patients to discuss these 3 topics before committing to plastic surgery.
#1: Not Everyone Is a Good Candidate
Before choosing breast augmentation, you should make sure your body and mind are healthy. Be honest with yourself when discussing your goals and considering what you want out of surgery. During your first consultation, your doctor will analyze your body and see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Overall, a good candidate for breast augmentation should:
- Be in overall good health with no underlying conditions
- Be at a stable weight
- Have realistic expectations about their results
- Choose surgery for their self, not to meet the expectations of others
#2: Each Woman’s Proportions Are Unique
Breast augmentation is an adaptable procedure that can be customized to your unique needs. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to surgery, so your doctor will adjust the details of your breast enhancement to match your goals. Your personal size and shape may affect which implants and incision placements will work best for you. Curvier women may easily accommodate implants placed over the chest muscle, for example, while thinner women may need to have their implants placed below the muscle for a more natural look.
Even if you have an ideal cup size in mind, come into your consultation with an open mind. Your doctor will guide you toward the best implants to match your unique proportions.
#3: Recovery Takes Time (So Don’t Rush the Process)
In order to get the best possible breast augmentation results, you need to approach your recovery period with care. Your plastic surgery journey doesn’t end when you leave the operating room, so you will need to give yourself plenty of time to rest and recuperate. Most patients can return to work around 3 to 5 days after surgery. Depending on the nature of your job, though, you may need to take more time off work to guarantee safe, satisfying results. Your surgeon will give you detailed recovery instructions and advise how much downtime you’ll need to take.
By learning more about the procedure and understanding the recovery process, you can head into your breast augmentation with confidence. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of the beautiful results you might expect.
If you’re ready to learn more about your breast augmentation options in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our office by phone at (225) 399-0001 to schedule an appointment.