The do’s and don’ts of breast augmentation to ensure you get a natural result

Many women undergo a breast augmentation procedure hoping to enhance the size of their breasts while still maintaining a natural appearance. If you’re considering this procedure you may not realize just how many factors come into play when trying to get the natural results you desire. The surgeons at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey have provided some great dos and don’ts for you to consider before deciding to move forward with a breast augmentation procedure. Taking these items into consideration can help you get the most out of your surgery.

DO put a lot of thought into the size of the implant

This is probably one of the biggest decisions New Jersey area women will have to make when moving forward with a breast augmentation procedure. A lot of thought needs to go into this decision, as it will have a huge impact on your life for years to come. You’ll want to select implants that are proportionate with your frame and body type. Don’t spend too much time focusing only on your chest, but instead focus on your body as a whole, and what would look best with it. You’ll also want to make sure the size you select will be convenient for everyday activities and that the size fits your lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time in the gym or running, then bigger, heavier breasts may get in the way and not allow you to be as active. If you go too small you may feel like you didn’t get much out of the surgery and regret your decision and ultimately wish you’d gone larger. The best advice would be to work with your plastic surgeon to determine what size is right for you. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to breast implants.

DO ask important questions

The results of the procedure are only as good as the surgeon performing it. Make sure you ask your surgeon the right questions prior to scheduling your procedure. It’s important to ask whether or not the surgeon is board certified and how long they’ve been performing breast augmentation procedures. It’s also wise to ask to see before and after photos to make sure you’re happy with their work. These photos are also very helpful when determining what size implants you’d like to move forward with. Make a list of questions and take them with you to your consultation.

DO explore your options

You have options when it comes to the shape of the implant, as well as what kind to move forward with. Silicone and saline implants both have their own set of pros and cons so you’ll need to choose wisely to determine which implant will give you the results you desire. Silicone implants are great for women who desire a more natural look and feel, but they come prefilled so the size cannot be altered. Saline implants can be filled after insertion so your surgeon can adjust the size accordingly. Regarding shape, there are two popular options; round or teardrop. Teardrop-shaped implants are an excellent choice for women who want the implants to look more natural and resemble the shape of natural breasts. Regarding the type of implant, number of CCs (sizing), the shape, where the incision will go, and how they will be placed (i.e. under the muscle or over), are all important factors to discuss with your surgeon.

DON’T underestimate how important recovery is

Even though recovery from a breast augmentation procedure is quicker and easier than in years past, the recovery process still demands a patient’s attention. While most people recover without issue, it’s good to mentally and physically prepare yourself for what lies ahead in the days and weeks following surgery. You will need to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon and ensure you are taking it easy, while at the same time moving around doing light stretches. Tips such as avoiding wearing underwire bras and sleeping on your stomach might seem small, but they are important during recovery. The sooner you have healed, the sooner you’ll get to enjoy your new breasts and return to normal activities.

DON’T ignore your surgeon’s advice

Oftentimes, women may be under the impression that it only takes breast implants to provide the results they desire. This isn’t always the case, as some women can actually benefit from a breast lift, in addition to implants. If your breasts are sagging or drooping then implants alone will not correct this issue. Once your surgeon has had a chance to perform a physical examination they can then provide suggestions on how to move forward and achieve your body goals. Listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance. An experienced, reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon known throughout New Jersey for creating excellent results will provide the sound advice you can trust.

DON’T panic when you see your new breasts for the first time

One of the biggest concerns women have immediately after breast augmentation surgery is the positioning of their implants. The implants may appear to be sitting rather high and don’t look as natural as expected. This is normal as your breasts are swollen and need time to settle into a more natural position on the chest. Final results from a breast augmentation procedure can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. You can expect your new breasts to sit lower and look much more natural, and best of all, you’ll be thrilled with the results. Knowing this ahead of time allows you to be more aware so concern doesn’t set in unnecessarily.

DO give us a call to learn more

If you’re still on the fence about a breast augmentation procedure or have questions on how to get the most out of your surgery, then please give our Florham Park, NJ office a call to setup a consultation. The Peer Group has some of the most experienced board-certified plastic surgeons on staff and they are ready to provide whatever assistance you may need.

Contact us today to see why so many patients in the Greater New Jersey area choose The Peer Group for their cosmetic needs.