Prepping for Breast Augmentation


With the wealth of plastic surgery-based “reality” television, a procedure such as a breast augmentation may not be taken as seriously as it should.

To call it a “boob job” with a laissez-faire attitude diminishes the importance of the procedure.

It’s important to remember that it’s surgery and prepping for breast augmentation should be taken seriously to get the best results.

Avoid These Mistakes When Prepping for Breast Augmentation

As with any surgery, there are certain actions you’ll need to take to prepare. But long before you go under the knife, you want to get all your ducks in a row.

So do the important footwork to avoid the following five mistakes:

  1. Considering Procedure for the Wrong Reasons

First things first, be completely truthful about why you want breast augmentation. If you’re embarrassed by breast asymmetry or underwent a mastectomy, you may find increased confidence and comfort by getting breast augmentation.

And certainly if you’re thoroughly dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts and it’s affecting your self-esteem, then by all means, a breast augmentation can help.

If, however, you’re changing your body to please someone else, then you may well end up doubting or even regretting your decision. Undergoing a surgical procedure such as breast augmentation is a personal decision that should be yours alone.

  1. Skipping Necessary Research

Once you’ve determined you want a breast augmentation for all the right reasons, take a look at the internet to research the best surgeons for the job. Read online reviews, check their websites, and ask around with friends who have had the procedure if they know the surgeons you’re considering. It’s also a good idea to call their offices to see how friendly the staff is.

Once you’ve found a few with whom you feel comfortable, you can schedule consultations with EACH ONE.

  1. Not Taking Full Advantage of the Consultation

Your surgery consult is not simply a meet and greet. You need to go into it with questions that will enable you to make an informed decision. First of all, ensure that your surgeon is board-certified. Ask about his/her certifications, qualifications, experience, and history. Find out all about the implants, possible risks and complications, and what their policy on revisions is.

In addition, you want to be completely honest when answering any questions the doctor poses. With improper or insufficient information, the surgeon won’t be able to make the right recommendation for you.

  1. Choosing the Incorrect Implant Size

Finally, in your enthusiasm to change your breast size, you may be inclined to pick something not appropriate for your body size and frame. Your surgeon is experienced in this department and will recommend the size that won’t look fake or disproportionate.

Remember, you want to enhance your appearance and improve your self-esteem. Having people look at you for all the wrong reasons won’t achieve that.

Considering Breast Augmentation?

Now that you know what to avoid when prepping for breast augmentation, you may be feeling more confident and ready to take the next step.

Don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff will help you set up your free consultation. And once you meet with our board-certified surgeons, you’ll be able to make the most informed decision.