There are a number of reasons why women consider breast enhancement or breast augmentation surgery.
Two of the most common reasons include the need to reconstruct the breasts after a mastectomy, and the other reason is to offer a woman a greater feeling of sexiness and femininity that commonly comes with having larger breasts. Cosmetic surgery centers routinely assist patients achieve these desired goals through breast augmentation surgery.
Once the decision is made to undergo breast augmentation, there are other elements of the surgery which need to be decided between you and the cosmetic surgeon including the size and type of breast implant (saline or silicone) desired, as well as other considerations which will affect the final result.
Silicone or Saline – The first choice is to decide what kind of implant to get, saline or silicone. There are benefits to each option, and your cosmetic surgeon can provide an overview of each to understand which implant type would fit your lifestyle, body, and desired result. When selecting either silicone or saline implants, texture will be a factor as well and depends on your existing body type and thickness of skin.
Implant Size – Choosing the right size is an important factor, and your cosmetic surgeon can be especially helpful in this area, with samples in the office to help you determine the best option. Some surgeons have inserts that can be worn on top of your breasts that allow you to experience life with different sizes before undergoing surgery. Keep in mind that a good cosmetic surgeon will not rely on cup-size, which is a variable measurement by bra manufacturers, but instead will help you achieve your goals for your specific personality and body type. This process is an art, not a science.
Projection or Angle – Another decision you will need to make is the projection angle and overall shape of the implants. The shape can be anatomical or round. These decisions will affect the overall appearance of your final body shape and appearance, so it is crucial to understand the differences and how the options will look on you after surgery.
Before and After Pictures – A successful cosmetic surgeon should have a number of before and after pictures to share of their breast augmentation surgeries to offer a visual of your final outcome. Be sure to point out specific pictures you like to offer the cosmetic surgeon insight into your desired final outcome. The surgeon will discuss the specifics related to your procedure with you and can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, from start to finish. This will include the healing process, scarring and realistic expectations for the final result.
Selecting a Surgeon – Select a board-certified plastic surgeon to help you understand what changes your body will undergo and how best to address those changes. You will also get information regarding how to protect and extend the life of your implants.