Do you dislike the shape or size of your breasts? Are you considering getting breast implants? Then make sure to have a read of this.
If you are considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, there are some important things that you need to know and ask before you go ahead with the procedure.
To help you do and ask all the right things, we have put together a simple guide below:
Do your research
Don’t just settle for any old clinic. It is important to do your research and choose a reputable breast augmentation clinic with a friendly and experienced team of consultants.
Have a look online to get an idea of the best clinics in your area and if possible, try to speak to some ex-patients. This will give you an idea of what levels of care each clinic provides and who the best consultants are.
Ask lots of questions
Before choosing a clinic, make appointments to visit three different clinics to meet with their consultants. This will give you a chance to ask questions, get to know the consultants and decide which clinic is most suited to you and your needs.
It is also important to ask what type of implants your surgeon will be using – silicon or saline and what brand they are. Ideally, you want your consultant to use implants from one of the safest brands, as well as implants that are long-lasting and as realistic as possible.
Once you have chosen a clinic, sit down with your consultant and go through the details. Ask what type of implants are best, discuss the texture of the implants, as well as the shape, – teardrop or round, and, of course, the size.
Ask yourself whether you can afford the costs
Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to ask yourself whether you can afford the costs that come with the procedure. While you may have saved to cover the cost of your initial treatment, can you afford the aftercare, follow-ups and further surgeries if required?
Understand the risks and what to expect
Just like with any surgery, there is, of course, a risk associated with having a breast augmentation. Ask yourself whether you are willing to take the risk? What if something went wrong with the surgery, who would take care of your family? Although the risk isn’t massive, there is of course still a risk, and it is important to be aware of that.
It is also important to realise that after surgery, you will most probably be in a lot of pain. This pain could last for days, weeks or even months, depending on how your body reacts to the procedure.
Depending on your recovery period, you won’t be able to lift heavy items, may be unable to drive and may even be unable to work for a while. It is important that you are prepared for this.
Think about post-surgery
Think about how you will deal with post-surgery and aid your recovery. It is important to understand that for the first few weeks after surgery, you will need to make some small lifestyle changes.