Every cosmetic journey begins with a private meeting with your plastic surgeon. For our breast augmentation patients in the Fort Worth area, I usually use this time to answer questions about implants, recovery, and more.
There is never a “wrong” thing to ask at your consultation, but some questions are more informative and useful than others. Not sure how you should begin the conversation with your own doctor? Here are 6 easy talking points to improve your discussion.
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Ultimately, only you can decide if breast augmentation is right for you. However, there are a few common features among good candidates for the procedure. The ideal breast augmentation patient:
- Is physically healthy with no preexisting conditions
- Understands the risks and benefits of surgery
- Knows the limitations of treatment
- Has realistic expectations about their results
During your conversation, your doctor can help you decide if this procedure is the best option for your aesthetic goals.
What kind of implant would work well with my proportions?
Breast augmentation isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure. Treatment can be adapted to meet each woman’s needs, and you can select from different types of breast implants to suit your specific body type and goals. If you’re a slimmer person with less body fat, you may benefit from a modestly sized implant placed below the chest muscle. If you have more curves and would like your breasts to have a fuller shape, you may enjoy an implant with a dramatic profile.
Should I combine breast augmentation with a lift?
Many women struggle with multiple breast issues at once. While implants can add volume and increase the size of the breast, they can’t correct drooping or loose, sagging skin. If you struggle with sagginess after breastfeeding or weight loss, your doctor may recommend combining your augmentation with a breast lift. A lift raises your breasts to a perkier position, helping you look instantly more youthful.
Do you specialize in breast enhancement procedures?
While some plastic surgeons take a “jack of all trades” approach, others specialize in certain procedures or body areas. During your consultation, ask your doctor how often they perform breast augmentation in a given week, month, or year. This will give you an idea of their experience with the procedure.
What are the potential risks from surgery?
Breast augmentation is an extremely safe, trusted procedure. However, like any surgery, there are certain risks involved with going under the knife. Talk with your doctor about what surgery will entail and learn about potential side effects such as bruising or capsular contracture.
What can I expect from breast augmentation recovery?
It’s natural to want to speed up recovery so you can see your results as soon as possible. But remember: Dedicating yourself to a healthy healing period is the best way to support your body. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect the first day, week, and month after surgery. Follow their instructions carefully, and you can enjoy beautiful results for years to come.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you’re looking for a breast augmentation plastic surgeon in the Fort Worth area, please request a consultation online or call (817) 422-1236.