Things You Should Know Before Breast Augmentation with Implants
Every woman is different when it comes to her desired goals: some women want natural-looking breast augmentation with implant results and some women want more of a dramatic look. Therefore, I encourage you to bring photos of different breast examples to your consultation so we can discuss your aesthetic preferences in detail and I can have a better understanding of what you hope to achieve. We will also discuss your lifestyle, hobbies, and other activities that are important to you because multiple aspects of your life will affect implant choice. I always encourage my patients to reflect on the long-term aspects of breast implants. After in-depth communication, and based on your anatomy and aesthetic desires, I will develop a customized surgical plan for you. Since I also specialize in other breast augmentation procedures, for example, the Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer procedure, we will weigh out all of your options before creating your surgical plan.
How Should I Prepare for Breast Augmentation with Implants?
It is important to me that your consultation is a relaxed, fun experience. I always think back to when I went in for my breast augmentation consultation over 20 years ago. I remember feeling confused and overwhelmed, rushed, and had trouble picking a size. In my office, there is no rush; I will explain to you in a clear way what your surgical procedure will entail, and answer any of your questions or concerns.
Breast Implant Illness
It is important to know that breast implants are not lifetime devices, they must be replaced approximately every 10 years. For silicone implants, the FDA recommends getting imaging every other year to check for a leak. Also, breast implants are also not for everyone. There is a rare lymphoma called BIA-ALCL associated with breast implants. They are predominantly associated with textured implants but this is still under research and investigation. Some women also report symptoms of Breast Implant Illness. Before deciding implants, please read the FDA Black Box warning on breast implants and educate yourself about breast implant illness.
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