The decision to undergo breast augmentation is an important one, but in order to create the best results, there are several factors to take into account. This does mean that there’s a lot of planning involved beforehand, so here are five tips to help you get started.
1. Remember Your Proportions
Women often want to reach a specific cup size with their augmentation, but cup sizes aren’t consistent; what looks good on one woman may not be as flattering on another. Instead, focus on your own proportions and make your choice based on what works best with your figure.
2. Find an Augmentation Specialist
The best breast augmentation results come from skilled plastic surgeons with years of experience under their belt. Find a breast augmentation specialist who is a board-certified plastic surgeon and performs a high volume of breast augmentations annually. Surgical technique impacts your breast augmentation results more than any other factor, so choosing your surgeon is the most important step.
3. Bring Photos to Your Appointment
Because implants are measured by volume rather than cup size, a visual can be the best way to communicate your goals for surgery. Bringing in photos of women with your ideal “after” look can help ensure that your goals are not lost in translation.
4. Keep an Open Mind
Depending on your physical goals, your surgeon might recommend a different procedure such as a breast lift, or a combination lift and augmentation. Don’t be afraid to consider alternatives that could mean better results.
5. Don’t Rush Into Any Decisions
Cosmetic surgery is a big decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Take your time when deciding to go forward with surgery, and make sure that you’re getting breast implants for the right reasons.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.