Are you considering breast augmentation? Each year, hundreds of thousands of women choose to enhance their curves through breast augmentation surgery. As many women have just begun undergoing breast-enhancing procedures, hoping to fill out bathing suits in time for beach trips and summer’s curve conscious fashions. There are some tips patients should know before having breast surgery.
The outcome of breast augmentation is dependent on surgical techniques and the experience of your plastic surgeon. When performed correctly, patients should not experience leakage of the breasts or any signs of capsular contraction. Unfortunately, many patients fail to visit a board certified plastic surgeon who understands breast augmentation surgery, the anatomy of the patient, and how to choose the best treatment for that patient.
A board certified in plastic surgeon should help educate and inform his patients of everything they need to know and understand before breast enhancement. According to national statistics, 25% of breast implants call for a secondary procedure following breast augmentation because the first surgery was not performed correctly. You cannot do this procedure haphazardly. It is important to have breast augmentation performed perfectly the first time to avoid problems later in life. Questions to consider when visiting your plastic surgeon for breast augmentation surgery include:
What is the size implant suitable for me?
The size of the implant patients receive should be fit the patient’s chest, base of the breast, thickness of the breast, and other anatomy of the patient. Just like a shoe size, patients should choose the size implant that fits the size of their chest. If you have a larger chest for example, you may opt for a larger implant. Patients with a smaller, tighter chest however, should not choose an overly large implant to ensure safety and to avoid complications with the implant following breast surgery.
What type of implant fits my individual anatomy?
The most famous questions patients ask before their breast surgery remains, should I use silicone or saline implants? Both silicone and saline implants have advantages and disadvantages.
Where will the surgeon be placing my implant?
Your plastic surgeon can insert your implant through four different areas. These areas include the armpit, around the areola, the stomach, and under the fold of the breast. Some plastic surgeons caution against having the implant inserted through the breast tissue, as there becomes a greater risk of developing biofilm, which can lead to capsular contraction. Capsular contraction causes hardness of the breast, leading to complications that often require patients to have another surgery.
When deciding on a plastic surgeon, make sure they can answer your questions completely and accurately so your breast surgery is completed correctly the first time.