Every woman wants to get the most out of her breast augmentation, and one of the best ways to do so is to do a little research about your options before you even go in for your consultation. If you still have questions about how to get the best breast augmentation results, take a look at these five important decisions that can contribute to your new shape.
Choosing Your Cosmetic Surgeon
Before setting a date for your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll need to choose a cosmetic surgeon for your procedure. To do this, you want to look for qualifications like:
- Extensive medical schooling and training, including board certification
- Affiliations with medical associations such as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Medical Associations
- Before and after breast augmentation photos that demonstrate experience and an artistic eye
If you’ve narrowed your search down to two or three cosmetic surgeons, feel free to call their offices or set up a visit. Make sure you feel comfortable talking to your cosmetic surgeon about your goals before making a final decision.
Picking the Right Breast Implant Size
Women are often eager to start discussing the size of their new implants, but keep in mind that bigger is not always better. Work with your cosmetic surgeon to choose a size that will complement your natural curves and remain in balance with your body proportions.
To help you test drive different breast implant sizes,bring a few different outfits with you to your consultation so you can see what your results might look like in a bikini, a plain t-shirt and eveningwear, for example.
Silicone or Saline?
Another of the most common questions women ask before their breast enhancement procedure is whether they should go with silicone or saline implants. While this decision ultimately comes down to your personal preferences, there are a few things you should know that might help you choose one way or the other.
First, silicone implants tend to look and feel more like natural breasts than their saline counterparts, which can sometimes create a rippled effect. However, silicone implants do require an MRI to detect a rupture, whereas saline implants generally do not.
If you’re having trouble deciding between silicone and saline, ask your cosmetic surgeon for his or her professional opinion based on your body type and goals.
Lift vs. No Lift
For some women, adding a breast lift to their breast augmentation can enhance their final results. If you’d like to have perkier breasts and address ptosis or sagging, a lift might be right for you. If you’re only looking for a boost of volume, on the other hand, breast implants alone could be plenty.
Committing to Your Recovery Plan
As tempting as it may be to try to rush your recovery and get right back to the gym or a physically-demanding job, it will be well worth it in the long run to give your body the time it needs to rest and heal.
Throughout your breast augmentation journey, you’re going to be faced with a variety of lifestyle-related decisions, such as quitting smoking before your procedure, what foods to eat and how much time to take off work. While some of these items can vary from person to person, others should be seen as strict guidelines to follow if you want to see the best breast implant results.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Castellano and learn more about all his practice has to offer.