Women opt for breast augmentation for a variety of different reasons, whether they’re looking to correct asymmetry, have recently lost weight or simply want more volume. If you’ve been considering breast augmentation for any reason, the first step is to seek a consultation from a skilled cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Andan. Knowing the right questions to ask during your consultation can help Dr. Andan suggest a procedure that will accommodate your specific needs.
1. Am I a Candidate?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s essential to have realistic expectations going into any procedure.
While breast augmentation can certainly boost your self-image and self-confidence by helping you shed insecurities, it’s not a magic wand. However, if you’d simply like to change the size or shape of your breasts to look as great as you feel, you may be a good candidate for augmentation.
2. Saline or Silicone?
Saline and silicone implants differ only in the material that’s inside the outer silicone shell. Because each has its own pros and cons, this is a great question to discuss with your doctor during your consultation.
Many cosmetic surgeons suggest that silicone implants are ideal for women with smaller breasts and more slender builds, while saline can be a good option for women who want more dramatic-looking results.
3. How Do I Pick the Best Implant Size for Me?
Knowing what your goals are and keeping a realistic mindset are both important when considering what size may be right for you. Implant sizer bras can be helpful when trying to visualize what the outcome will look like on you, and looking at before and after photos can also help.
Most importantly, keep in mind that breast augmentation is meant to enhance your body’s natural assets, not overwhelm your figure.