If you are considering enhancing your shape with the plastic surgery procedure breast augmentation, there are a few things you should know to help you decide if this is the right option for you.
About Breast Augmentation
First of all, it is good to understand what breast augmentation can and cannot do for you. Breast surgery can improve contour, restore breast volume and balance asymmetrical breasts. And while this popular procedure will increase your breast size and enhance breast appearance, it is not designed to combat extreme sagging due to age or breast feeding. The breast lift procedure is often done in combination with or instead of breast augmentation to help lift and reposition breasts.
Your First Breast Enlargement Visit
Not everyone is a candidate for breast enlargement. You will need to schedule an initial consultation with a skilled surgeon for a thorough evaluation. Once you are approved for augmentation, your doctor will go over all of the risks and benefits of surgery and let you know exactly what to expect. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. You can minimize these risks by choosing a highly trained plastic surgeon and following the specific pre- and post-op instructions.
Your breast augmentation surgeon can help you choose from saline or silicone breast implants, and decide on the perfect cup size. You will have the opportunity to view breast enlargement before and after photos, as well, to see what kinds of results are possible. Together, you will choose the ideal breast incision location, either in the breast crease, the areola, or the armpit. During this time, you will go over the affordable financing options that are available.
After Breast Enlargement
After the one-to-two hour procedure, a bandage will be applied to help with healing. Patients often return to work within a couple of days, although healing times will vary based on your individual situation. After the recovery period is complete, you will enjoy your new, shapelier figure and the enhanced self-confidence that comes with looking your best!
To learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation, talk to skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in the San Francisco Bay area.
—Lindsey Kesel, Cosmetic Surgery Consultant