As one of the most enduringly popular cosmetic procedures available, breast augmentation procedures have seen constant innovation beginning with the first breast implant in 1961. It is also a highly customizable surgery, offering various implant shape, type, size, and placement options.
How should you choose between all these variables for the best results? And what can you do after surgery to get your ideal outcome?
Choose Your Surgeon Wisely
It takes skill, experience, and a compassionate bedside manner to help you make wise decisions for excellent results. Board-certified plastic surgeons are your best option for breast augmentation surgery. Ask to see before-and-after pictures to learn if your surgeon can tailor their surgical plan to your aesthetic needs and goals. Look for body types similar to yours.
Make Good Use of Your Consultation
Prepare for the first visit with your surgeon. Have a plan ready to convey the results you hope to achieve. Bring up any concerns – for example, like the ability to breastfeed. Bring a written list of questions, so you don’t forget to ask about what’s important to you.
Come prepared to listen. During this visit, you will learn vital information about implant size, type, and placement based on your unique body type and goals.
Choose the Right Implants
An implant designed to deliver excellent results for every woman does not exist. There is no cookie-cutter technology that works for everybody. The optimal implant for you depends on multiple factors, including your breasts’ shape and size, chest width, the proportion between your breasts and your body, and how active your lifestyle is, to name a few.
Learn the options available by reading about them. Study the differences in silicone and saline implants and which would best serve your needs. Your consultation will help with these choices, but that doesn’t mean you have to make a choice on the first day.
Consider Adding a Breast Lift
If you are over age 40, you are likely a good candidate for a breast lift. If your breasts droop, implants alone will not correct the problem. If this is a critical concern for you, consider combining a breast lift with your augmentation.
Take Care of Yourself After Surgery
Recovery is critical for successful breast surgery results. You play a vital role in enhancing your breast augmentation results by following your after-surgery instructions to the letter and taking excellent care of yourself.
Dr. Cooper will send you home with detailed instructions to follow after the operation, including what to do and what to avoid. You want to keep your incisions clean and infection-free and understand the breasts’ healing process into their new contour.
You will probably need to wear a compression bra to minimize bruising and swelling. Also, you will need to sleep on your back until your breasts have completely healed. A healthy diet and getting plenty of rest are also critical to promote optimal results.
To begin the breast augmentation process, contact Dr. Jason Cooper to schedule a consultation today.