5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Breast Implant Surgery
For women looking to enhance their physical appearance, breast augmentation can be life-changing. It can help you restore and regain your figure, and boost self-esteem. Having breast implant surgery is a big decision, however, so before you jump in, it’s important to do your homework to determine if it is best for you:
- Have I researched enough?
Before you decide to have breast implants, look into a number of plastic surgeons, asking what technology and methods they use, as well as patient reviews. Determine their level of experience and assess their overall professionalism. Find out more about how long the surgery will last and what recovery is like. In short, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Have I looked into other approaches?
Having breast implants is a big decision. It’s a good idea to consider if your physical transformation could be achieved other ways, such as exercise, diet or injections. If you’re choosing plastic surgery to avoid diet and exercise, you may want to reconsider.
- Am I physically prepared for breast augmentation surgery?
It’s important that you are as strong and healthy as possible before you undergo breast implant surgery. Being in good shape can set the stage for a quicker recovery. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, eating right, and choosing healthy habits. For example, quitting smoking prior to surgery may improve your recovery time.
- What do I expect from this procedure?
Carefully consider the end result before you decide to have implants. What will change in your life? Financial considerations, as well as aesthetic outcomes, should both be weighed considerably.
- Do I have realistic expectations?
If you’re thinking of having breast implants because of vanity, you may not be a good candidate. Be honest with yourself. Are you altering your appearance for more social acceptance? Do you believe your surgery can help you succeed in life where you might not have otherwise? Will this be a positive contribution to your life?
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery in Southampton, Woodbury or Manhattan, please contact Dr. Greenberg to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.