Before your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll have tons of questions. Information overload is very real, and sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly to ask your doctor.
Here’s a list of five of the most important things to know before you choose a breast augmentation.
Compared to many other procedures, recovering from a breast augmentation is relatively tame.
However, don’t expect it to be totally painless.
At different times during your recovery, your breasts may feel swollen, tight, tender, or painful. Sometimes they could even feel hot, itchy or heavy.
Luckily, these symptoms tend to disappear by the end of your first week post-surgery. After that, most patients find recovery much easier.
In fact, a majority of breast augmentation patients can return to week and normal daily activities within a week or two.
Timelines vary, and can be influenced by:
Your surgeon will let you know exactly what to expect before, during and after your surgery, so…
Your surgeon is here to help you. Don’t feel shy or embarrassed about asking questions.
Even with hours of research under your belt, you probably still have a lot of questions—and that’s totally normal.
Some of the most important questions to ask about your procedure during your consultation include:
There are no bad questions. No matter how small or trivial you think your question might be, don’t be afraid to ask.
Yes, you will be able to resume most of your normal activities quickly after your procedure—but your body needs time to fully heal before your results will be 100% obvious.
In fact, many patients stress that their implants aren’t quite right during the first few weeks after the procedure. Your breasts may not look how you expect, or appear that the implants sit too high on your chest, or they may feel too tight or unnatural.
As your body heals, your implants will relax and fit more naturally with your existing breast tissue, gradually looking more aesthetic.
As far as results go, your healing timeline might look like this:
The more time passes, the more your implants will look and feel like part of your body. Of course, your surgeon will be tracking your progress and be able to address any of your concerns.
Although breast augmentation results are usually exciting for patients, they can also be strange at first.
It might take a while for you to get used to having larger breasts. Some of the things patients have to deal with are:
It can take months to truly feel like your new body is “your own,” but there’s no need to rush.
Patients really love breast augmentations, and that’s not us trying to sell you on getting surgery—surveys suggest that anywhere from 85% to 98% of breast augmentation patients feel that their results meet or exceed expectations.
As far as procedures go, that’s a very high percentage of happy patients.
For patients who feel dissatisfied, it’s not necessarily you or your surgeon’s fault—sometimes your results just don’t “feel” right, and that’s OK.
It’s possible to have revision surgery if you fall into the small percentage of people who feel unhappy.
Patients see Dr. Jones for breast revision surgery for a number of reasons, including:
Plus, most implants will need to be replaced after 10+ years anyway.
But perhaps the most important thing to know before getting any type of cosmetic procedure is that picking the right surgeon is the best way to achieve the results you desire.
Choosing a surgeon who will listen to you and has the experience to bring your results to life will put you on the right path.
Contact us right now for a free consultation, and find out how Dr. Jones can help you achieve the body and confidence you’ve always wanted.