05 Apr Breast Implants: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting Augmentation
Thinking About Implants?
Cosmetic surgery is widely accepted, and interest in enhancing one’s features has increased. This popularity has encouraged more and more women to think about breast augmentation. Despite this uptick, breast implants are still a big decision. Some women take years before scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon. There are several questions women have about the size and volume of the implants by then. What’s more important, however, are these 3 questions women should ask themselves before getting augmentation.
1. Am I a good candidate for breast implants?
Mainstream media can make the breast implant process look easy. However, the procedure may not be for everyone. At the bare minimum, patients should be in good physical health. Underlying health issues can impact surgery or increase overall risks. Certain lifestyle habits like smoking or alcohol consumption can also impact surgery. If there are health concerns, these must be addressed in a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon.
2. Am I prepared for risk and recovery?
Breast implants require someF downtime for the incisions to heal and see the final results. After surgery, most women need 4-6 weeks to return to normal activities. Some patients will need several months to see the final results. With any surgical procedure, there is also the possibility of complications. Breast implants have a few possible complications, like capsular contracture. Finding an experienced, board-certified surgeon reduces the risk significantly. However, patients must be prepared for recovery and deal with any complications.
3. Why do I want breast implants?
There are several reasons women choose breast augmentation. Some would love to return confidence lost due to small, sagging, or asymmetrical breasts. Other women would love to restore volume after pregnancy or cancer treatment. All potential patients must explore the motivations behind the procedure. Future patients should be in a healthy state of mind to explore this. Explore any concerns about self-image or self-esteem before deciding and consider speaking to a mental healthcare professional.
Challenge yourself first
Most plastic surgeons want patients to feel comfortable and confident with the final decision. To truly reach that stage, women should explore the motivations for getting breast augmentation. Despite the success rates of augmentation, there are risks to consider. Patients must also think about price, recovery time, and overall expectations. Exploring these tough questions first is a fantastic way to feel confident moving forward.