Even if you are determined to have breast augmentation, going in for a consultation can be scary. You might be very nervous, or you might have a ton of questions. It is a good idea to write out your list of questions in advance so that if you become flustered or nervous during the consultation you can remember what you wanted to ask the surgeon. Here are five questions that should be on your list.
Are silicone breast implants or saline implants better for me and why?
There are many advantages and disadvantages to both silicone and saline breast implants. Silicone implants can look and feel more natural, while saline implants can be safer if there is a rupture of the implant. There are several other differences and benefits to both. Talk to your surgeon about your options and find out why they are suggesting a particular implant.
What breast size do you suggest for my body frame?
You probably have an idea of the size you want your breasts to be, but medically speaking it might not be the best route to take. Larger breasts on a smaller frame can cause back problems and other issues. Talk to your surgeon about how large you can go to avoid the risk of complications in the future.
What diet and lifestyle changes do I need to make before surgery?
Many plastic surgeons will not perform breast augmentation unless you are healthy and cigarette free. If you are a smoker, you SHOULD quit smoking before your procedure. This is due to the fact that smoking cigarettes weakens your immune system and increases the chances of complications such as post-surgical infections. A proper diet may also be necessary to ensure that you are healthy enough for the surgery.
How long is recovery, and what does it entail?
Get all of the details about what to expect during recovery, including how long it will take and what you will need to do at each stage. You will likely need to take some time off work depending on your occupation. Talk to your surgeon about how much time you will need to take off and how you should restrict your movement, so that you can be prepared.
What is the total cost of the procedure?
Breast augmentation requires a surgical center and anesthesia, and you have to pay for those services and use of that space in addition to the cost of the implants and the plastic surgeon’s fees. You will also be required to pay for medication to prevent infection, minimize nausea, and treat your pain. Find out what all of the costs are going to be up front and make sure that nothing is left out so you don’t have sticker shock when you get the bill.
If you are ready to have a consultation for your breast augmentation, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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