Many women are overwhelmed and confused when it comes to the facts surrounding breast augmentation.
This type of cosmetic surgery often comes with lots of misinformation and myths. Below we have put together four of the most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.
1. Am I suitable for breast augmentation?
This is a question that you need to ask yourself and your chosen cosmetic surgeon. Many women choose to have breast augmentation after pregnancy or breastfeeding to regain the shape they once had. Another reason is when shape and definition has been lost following weight loss or simply due to age. Whatever your reason, you need to carefully consider all risks and benefits of having this cosmetic procedure.
2. What happens during the consultation?
During the first consultation, you will be able to discuss your wishes and expectations of the surgery with your surgeon. They will advise you on the best type and shape of breast implant to use, dependent upon your frame and size. They will also suggest if the breast implant should be placed in front of or behind the muscle. The real purpose of the initial consultation is for you to ask questions and to gain information about the procedure.
3. What size is right for me?
This is one of the biggest questions you need to ask yourself. What cup size should you go up to? This very much depends upon your natural cup size and shape of breast. You also need to take into account any loose skin, or excess fat surrounding the breast area. Your surgeon can help you with this decision via the use of 3D software that shows you how your breasts will look post-surgery. They can also show you ‘before and after’ images of their past work.
4. Different shapes of implant
Breast implants come in various sizes and shapes. Implants are round, teardrop and have different finishes. Once again your cosmetic surgeon will best advise you on the many different types of implant to meet your needs. If you already have a good breast shape but are lacking in volume, then the best choice is the round implant. If your breast is lacking in shape and volume, then the teardrop implant is the preferred choice.
Please do contact us here at Belvedere Clinic for more information about breast augmentation and to book your free consultation today.