There are many things to consider if you’re thinking about a breast augmentation procedure. It can seem overwhelming, but the best place to begin is thinking about whether a breast augmentation with implants is the best option for your aesthetic goals. Here are some good questions to consider as you begin weighing your options.
Am I ready for the commitment?
Although breast augmentations can be pretty straightforward, there are still some things that you’ll need to commit to. The first is time— the breast augmentation process can require a few different consultation appointments, as well as downtime after the procedure. During this recovery period, you’ll need to follow care instructions given by Dr. Brueck to ensure that you heal quickly and effectively. You’ll also need to keep an eye on your implants during their lifespan to catch any ruptures early. This might include regular MRIs if your implants are silicone. Breast implants don’t last forever and may need to be changed due to rupturing, hardness, or a patient’s desire for different breast proportions, so maintenance is key.
Am I ready to make decisions?
Breast augmentation techniques have come a long way, and these procedures now come with a surprising amount of decisions. This can include the type of implant, where it’s placed, and through which kind of incision. Although Dr. Brueck can guide you through the process to find the right procedure for you, it’s worth considering before your consultation.
Am I comfortable with my plastic surgeon?
This is one of the most important things you’ll need to be aware of since an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can be the difference between excellent results and unsatisfactory ones. Your plastic surgeon should always answer your questions thoroughly and patiently and should have many different examples of before and after pictures of the same procedure that they’ve performed before. If for whatever reason, you feel uncomfortable or unconvinced with your chosen plastic surgeon, that’s okay! Don’t be afraid to search out the right one for you.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brueck about your breast augmentation options, contact us and find an office near you. Also, check out our blog for more information about getting started with breast augmentation.