Possibly one of the most common discussions anywhere today is would you or would you not have a breast augmentation?Would you even know where to start? Well here are few pointers which may help you in making the right decision.
- Consult with a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon.
- Ask for testimonials from previous patients.
- Speak to the staff and get an idea of the Surgeons work ethic.
- Do your research and know what you want done.
A topic which a lot of us would be confused by, I am sure. There are two kinds of implants. Saline implants consist of a silicone outer shell and are filled with sterile saline water. Silicone implants are just that, a silicone shell filled with silicone gel which feels much like the fatty tissue of breasts. It has been said that many women prefer the silicone gel implants as they feel very much more natural like their own breasts. At the end of the day the choice is entirely personal and should be discussed with your Cosmetic Surgeon in detail.
Which cosmetic surgeon?
Before we go any further, the Cosmetic Surgeon you choose must to meet a few criteria. As mentioned before he should be Board Certified. But it goes deeper than that, he should be concerned for your health, and your reasons for having a breast augmentation in the first place. He must carry out a very thorough assessment of your body and suggest ways to help with your specific problem. A good Cosmetic Surgeon will make an effort to understand why you are sitting in his consulting rooms and not just slap the first set of implants you look at into you. Size, incision site and type of implants should all be discussed and decided beforehand, leaving you ready to prepare for the day of surgery.
The Day of Surgery
It is finally here, the day you have been dreaming of or saving for or just trying to get the courage for, for half your life. There are a few things to be aware of before surgery:
- Get all your grocery shopping done for at least two weeks
- Make the bed up on surgery day with a fresh set of sheets, pillowcases and blankets
- Make up the couch with pillows and blankets
- Stock the refrigerator with ice packs.In the days prior to surgery drink as much fresh water as you can your body will need it.
- Get used to sleeping on your back or propped up with pillows you will be sleeping like this for a good few weeks.
- On surgery days wear a zip up top and pull up pants and slip on shoes.
- Fill your perscriptions before you leave the hospital, you won’t be able to go out and do it once you get home.
- Always make sure you have someone on hand to drive you home as you will be unable to.
No matter the outcome of your surgery,if you are happy with your body and the decision you have made then it most certainly was worth it.