Having breast augmentation surgery is a major life decision and you need to consider all the factors carefully before deciding if it’s right for you. In this blog, Dr Ash Dutta, cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre, explains some of the most important things to consider before undergoing breast augmentation.
- Consider your reasons
Think carefully about why you want to have a breast augmentation. The most common reasons revolve around boosting self-confidence, perhaps after breasts have changed shape following child birth, or perhaps for a lift with age related changes. Many people simply want to improve the way they look cosmetically.
No matter your reasons, make sure you have given it plenty of thought.
- Commit to educate yourself
It’s important that you fully understand the procedure yourself – what it will involve, and what it will be like to live with afterwards. There is a lot of information out there and it can seem overwhelming, but don’t be deterred. Find beginner’s guides, speak to people, look for testimonials, and speak to your surgeon.
- Make sure your surgeon gives you appropriate counsel
Any surgeon should be happy to talk through all of the options with you, and they should never be giving you a hard sell. If you ever feel uncomfortable or that you are being pressured, just walk away – there are other, more responsible surgeons available!
The price can also vary greatly, especially depending on size and product used, so bear that in mind and don’t over-stretch yourself financially.
- Ask about guarantees
You need to consider guarantees that relate to both the surgery and also the product involved. Different products come with different guarantees, so make sure you ask which one is right for you.
- Remember there will be downtime
You will need to allow time for the preparation, the surgery and then the recovery. Ask your surgeon for an honest appraisal and prognosis – and make sure you can fit it into your lifestyle.
- Consider the pros and cons
It’s not all good – especially the recovery period – and don’t trust a surgeon who tells you otherwise. You will normally make a full recovery, but make sure you get an honest description of how long it will take before you are back to normal life.
- Go at your own pace – don’t be rushed
Make a decision in your own time. Don’t respond to a hard sell, and only do what’s right for you.
In the meantime, to discuss any of the above or to have an informal chat about your options for any of our surgeries or treatments, you can contact us here.