Breast Augmentation Results
A woman’s breast augmentation experience and implant results will depend heavily on a number of factors. It is important to know what these factors are from the very beginning in order to have the best outcome possible.
Breast Implant Results: Having Reasonable Expectations
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to seek improvement in the appearance of your breasts rather than perfection. There are things that breast augmentation can accomplish and things it cannot. Your satisfaction with your breast enhancement results depends on your understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the procedure.
Breast augmentation can increase breast size. Other breast implant results include the correction of asymmetry to some degree (although no pair of breasts is perfectly symmetrical), and a restoration of fullness and “perkiness” to breasts that have lost volume due to pregnancy or age. Women who choose to have breast implants may fill out their clothes better and sometimes experience an increase in their confidence and self-esteem. However, breast implants should never be considered as a way to change a life, improve a career, or make more friends; they solely make the breasts larger and fuller.
The best breast augmentation results are the product of good communication. Be sure to discuss your desires and expectations with a plastic surgeon you can trust and with whom you feel comfortable. By listening to your surgeon’s feedback you can ensure that your expectations are realistic, which will make for a better outcome.
Tips for Maximizing Your Breast Augmentation Results
The first and most important step to ensuring positive breast implant results is to select your cosmetic surgeon carefully. He or she should be board certified and experienced in breast augmentation surgery. Do not be shy about asking for references, before-and-after photos, or educational information. It is your right to know your surgeon’s qualifications. He or she should also be someone with whom you can easily communicate. It is important for you to be able to express your opinions and desires about your own body and to have your questions answered clearly and completely. This will facilitate the process of reaching great breast augmentation results.
Once you have chosen a surgeon, take the time to select implant size (small, or large) shape, and texture carefully. This can be the most difficult step because there are so many options to choose from, and all of them have benefits and drawbacks. If you have chosen your surgeon well, he or she can be a good resource for advice and information. Be sure you are well-informed about all of your options, and choose the implant that will help you best achieve the breast implant results you want.
You should also thoroughly consider the various surgical techniques available to you. Whether you want your implant placed above or below the chest muscle, and where you would like your incision scar to be concealed (beneath the breast, under the arm, around the areola, or within the navel) are choices you should make based on a thorough understanding of the options and your own desired outcome.
Finally, carefully follow all pre- and post-operative instructions. They are designed to improve your breast augmentation results and your chances of healing properly without complication. By failing to follow them, you risk putting unnecessary strain on your body, extending your healing time, and possibly triggering complications.
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