Am I Ready for a Breast Augmentation?
How can you tell if you’re ready for a breast augmentation procedure? You really do have to think of a million things: is it the right procedure, what are the logistics, what kind of implants to get, etc. It’s easy to become overwhelmed; thankfully, there are doctors like Dr. Brian Coan of CARE Plastic Surgery who value the importance of educating patients before a breast augmentation. So before you take the plunge and decide on better-looking cleavage, let’s explore whether you’re ready for a breast augmentation.
Before you really decide on a breast implant, remember that you should only get breast implants for you and yourself only. Know that breast augmentation shouldn’t be a solution to mental or emotional problems. If you’re a younger lady, it’s important to wait until your breasts are fully developed before you get any kind of breast augmentation procedure.
Why Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is perfect for rounding out the cleavage, increasing volume, and increasing the firmness of breasts. You might want to check out other procedures like breast lifts and breast reduction to see if it’s more appropriate to what you want.
A good, informed patient should go into a consultation with a plastic surgeon with questions about the procedure already prepared. Remember to ask your plastic surgeon if they’re board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, trained in plastic surgery, and have extensive experience in breast augmentation, like Dr. Coan. Make sure to explain your entire medical health history, including allergies, previous medical conditions, family history of breast cancer and the results of previous mammograms and biopsies. During your consultation, remember to discuss possible outcomes, risks, and alternative options.
Before the surgery
There are a few basic things a person should do before any major surgery: two weeks before the surgery you should stop taking any medication that thins your blood like motrin, advil, aspirin etc. Make sure you have someone that can drive you back and forth from the surgery and take care of you during the first night. Fill out your prescriptions before the big day and bring them to the hospital the day of the surgery.
You will need some supplies prepared to make sure your recovery goes well:
- Loose fitting clothing that opens from the front
- Ice packs ready to use for swelling
- A post-op bra if your surgeon doesn’t provide it already
Of course, the most important thing you need before your breast augmentation is an amazing, experienced surgeon like Dr. Coan. So contact CARE plastic surgery now for a consultation.