Most Commonly Asked Questions When Considering Breast Augmentation


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You may have considered either a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery, but have unanswered questions. It is important to learn more about a breast lift or breast augmentation prior to having the procedures. We’ve put together the answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Let’s take a look.

Consultation With the Plastic Surgeon 

During your consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will listen to you carefully to understand exactly what you want to achieve with the intervention. Ask him any questions you have about the treatment, implants, complications, or even his professional background.

Girl is at the consultation with the doctor before breast augmentation procedure

It’s important that you express your desires clearly. This will be followed by a complete medical-surgical history, a thorough physical examination, and multiple measurements will be taken. You will also be informed about the risks, complications, and benefits of the intervention.

Choosing the Type of Breast Implant

After the complete evaluation, the surgeon will recommend the type of implant that best suits your needs. The choice will always be complying with the most demanding quality standards. It will also explain how the type of prosthesis (shape, size, texture) and the incision will influence the results. The cosmetic surgeon will specify if the implant will be placed above or below the pectoral muscle.

You will be given a significant amount of information about breast implants. This will help you better understand the available options. From there, you will be able to choose the implant that best suits your desired optimal results. Keep in mind that careful intervention planning and reasonable expectations are essential.

Expected Results

With breast augmentation surgery, the following will be achieved:

  • an increase in the dimensions and projection of the chest
  • improve the ratio of the chest to hip measurements and
  • improve self-confidence and self-concept.

Specifically, with a breast lift, you will have perkier and younger-looking breast. Your breast will also appear more firmer and sit a bit higher than prior to the procedure.

FAQs About Breast Enlargement Surgery

1. Who is a candidate for an augmentation mammoplasty?

Any patient who wants to improve the appearance of their chest and achieve the desired volume increase.

2. What are the most important factors considered when placing implants?

Before having breast augmentation surgery, there are a few things the cosmetic surgeons consider. This includes the patient’s height, the presence of a breast or pectoral malformation, and the presence of prior operations. Other factors taken into account include scars at the breast level, the likelihood of pregnancy, and knowledge of the patient’s expectations.

3. How to determine the best implant for me?

The anatomical features and preferences of the patient determine the type of implant. In either case, all prosthesis providers are backed by the American Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

4. Will I have a scar?

The scars that result are typically small and easy to conceal.

A A beautiful girl with augmented breast is on the beach and looking into the distance

5. What is the best place for the incision?

The inframammary incision for prosthesis placement is normally used. In certain cases, it is possible to place a prosthesis through a small periareolar incision, provided that the size of the areola is sufficient to perform this approach.

6. How long will my implants last?

As long as they do not present any complications (rupture, torsion, capsular contracture), no implant changes are necessary.

7. How is the postoperative? Is it painful?

With the pre-surgical preparation and anaesthesia/analgesia, we managed to reduce postoperative discomfort considerably.

8. When will I be able to work? And drive?

You will be able to return back to your normal routine within two to three weeks. However, it depends on the extent of the surgery and scarring. In most cases, people recover with no long-term complications.