The most beautiful breast augmentation results are achieved when patients and surgeons communicate clearly and openly about goals, expectations and the procedure itself.* Here are my suggestions for three good questions to ask before a breast augmentation.
1. Saline or Silicone?
There are reasons why you might choose either saline or silicone breast implants, and factors such as your age, concerns about incision point and financial situation are often key. While silicone implants offer a more natural feel and less tendency to display wrinkling or ripples,* they are usually more expensive than their saline counterparts. Saline implants are less expensive and offer the benefit of smaller incisions, but maybe be visible or even palpable in the wrong candidate. Your surgeon will discuss your needs to help you select the proper implant type.
2. Is a Breast Lift Necessary?
If your breasts display moderate to severe ptosis (drooping), your plastic surgeon may suggest a breast lift in addition to implants. While implants can add volume, they cannot change breast placement on the chest wall. A lift may be the right solution if drooping or sagging is a concern.
3. What Are Your Surgeon’s Qualifications?
Always select a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive expertise and training to perform any cosmetic surgery. A specialization in breast enhancement coupled with a comprehensive medical background will yield the optimal outcomes.* Additionally, seek a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable. Trust is key to feeling calm and confident from consultation through recovery.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.