Making a change to any part of your body is a big decision, and you want to ensure the people helping you make it are skilled, experienced and keep your best interests in mind. That’s why the plastic surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery® expect and encourage our clients to bring us their questions and concerns when they come to us for a consultation.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, we can’t wait to help you feel more like yourself. Asking us and any other practitioners you want involved in your procedure these common questions about breast implants, augmentation and recovery can give you peace of mind and make sure you and your doctor are aligned throughout the experience.
What Are Your Qualifications, and Do You Regularly Complete Breast Augmentation?
When you get breast implants, you want the doctor giving them to you to have significant experience in the field and complete them regularly. Make sure they are a board-certified plastic surgeon (as opposed to a general or cosmetic surgeon) and that they have many recently satisfied clients in their portfolio.
What Kind of Surgery and Implants Do You Use?
There are many ways to complete breast augmentation, and some of them have a longer procedure and recovery period than others. They can also give you different results.
The best way to see what kind of results you can expect is to ask for some before and after photos of past clients. A good plastic surgeon has these images ready and waiting so you can determine whether they can provide the results you’re looking for.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
When you go to a professional for a breast augmentation for an evaluation, they’ll likely be looking to see if:
- You’re in good physical shape
- You’re of age — usually 18 or older
- You’re not pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to be in the near future
What Are the Risks of Breast Augmentation?
A good plastic surgeon ensures you’re ready to deal with any possible complications that arise with breast augmentation, such as:
- Changes in sensation
- Breast distortion
- Need for revisions
- Implant leakage or displacement
How Long Will Recovery Take, and Should I Expect Pain?
Of all the questions to ask for post-op breast augmentation, these are the most common. There may be some swelling and tenderness through the first week, but you should be able to resume many daily activities within a couple of days. Full recovery usually takes about four to six weeks.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Finally, an open-ended question like this allows your doctor to give you any more information they may think is important based on past experience. They may tell you information you hadn’t even thought about and help you adjust your expectations.
Get Your Questions About Breast Implants Answered by Miami Plastic Surgery®
Perhaps the best way to get all your questions answered is to schedule an in-person appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon like the ones on staff here at Miami Plastic Surgery®. You can make an appointment for a consultation right on our website and meet with us as soon as possible.