Some Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation
Posted April 26, 2011 in Uncategorized, by Dr. Fiorillo
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is becoming a more popular and viable option for a lot of women. Thanks to continuing advances in the field of medical science, people are becoming more comfortable with the idea of this type of surgery. And as more people undergo breast enhancement, their friends, relatives and colleagues are able to see for themselves the kind of positive outcome that can result. However, as with all procedures of this type, there are a number of things to think about and ask yourself before you can seriously consider getting breast implants.
For example, you will first have to lock down exactly why you wish to undergo this procedure. Is it because you would like to increase your breast size and volume? Or are you already satisfied with your size, but you would instead like to address problems of asymmetry between your breasts? Or do your breasts already have a good size and symmetry, but your issue is more with the shape of both your breasts? You’ll need to think hard about these questions, even if they seem fairly basic. This is because your answers will help guide your doctor in terms of what exactly needs to be done, so that you will be satisfied. It’s no good to go for a breast enlargement if you’re more unhappy with your breasts’ symmetry. So consider these questions carefully, and then make sure that your doctor has a full and specific understanding of what you would like to be improved.
Another thing to consider is the current state of your physical health. Are you suffering from any illnesses at the moment? Have you been sick recently, or do you feel like you will be coming down with something? In addition, you will need to think back to your own personal health history, as well as the history of your family’s health. Are there any illnesses which could affect the surgery or your recovery period afterward? Spend some time going over your own and your family’s health background, and then make a list which includes relevant information. This will be helpful for your doctor because it will allow him or her to more quickly consider if any of these past health concerns will have some bearing on your planned breast enhancement.
You will also need to make sure that you have a good handle on the potential risks and complications that come with procedures of this type. Breast augmentation procedures have reached the point where it is possible to undergo them in as little as one or two hours, using a general anesthetic. However, it’s important to remember that even procedures which are relatively minor are not going to be completely risk-free. The better way to proceed is to do your own reading and research on the topic, using credible medical sources. This way, you will have a better idea of what to expect.
In addition, make sure to have a thorough discussion with your doctor about the possibility of risks and complications, arising out of the procedure. He or she should be able to communicate these issues to you, in language that you can understand. Make sure to ask follow up questions if something is still not that clear to you, or if you would like to dig deeper into a particular issue. You want to go into this type of things with eyes wide open. So ask questions, do some reading and do other research, such as talking to friends who have undergone the procedure. Try to find out about helpful developments, such as the use of gummy bear breast implants, as well. You’ll have more peace of mind, and you’ll know that you’re making the best and most informed decision possible.
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