No matter how much prior research you do, the best way to get the most solid information about your upcoming plastic surgery procedure is to ask a surgeon. If you speak with a surgeon about your surgery, there are some specific questions you should be asking. Here’s what you should ask before your breast augmentation surgery (as well as some brief answers).
Is This Surgery Safe For Me?
Getting breast implants is an extremely safe procedure. In fact, many surgeons even believe that breast implants are the most studied device in medical history. A breast implant is made of either silicone or saline and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. However, they had to go through years of studies and clinical trials before becoming approved.
How Long Do They Last?
Breast enlargements aren’t made to last a lifetime. However, most people typically have a pretty good experience with the implants lasting quite some time. You don’t need to worry about having them fixed or replaced unless an issue arises. Your surgeon will be able to tell you what they’ve seen in terms of longevity throughout their career. Speak with them and find out which implants they had the most success with and base your decision off of that.
How Is Size Decided?
Size is really based on each individual person and their preferences. There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” option when it comes to breast implants. It’s so important to make sure you discuss what you want with your surgeon so they understand exactly the look you’re aiming for. They’ll be able to tell you if you’re dreaming too big, but the only way to know for sure is to sit down with them and chat.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Each surgeon has their own techniques of performing the plastic surgery, so what you hear from a friend might not be what you experience firsthand. Ask the surgeon specifically how they run their procedures so you know exactly what you’re going to expect from the cosmetic surgery.
Breast augmentation is a very common procedure in the United States. In fact, it was the most popular plastic surgery procedure in 2016, with 290,467 procedures performed. However, when preparing for your own procedure, it’s important to get all of the facts from the right person. The only way to know what to expect for sure is by talking to your surgeon. Set up a meeting with them and ask them the questions listed above.
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