Every breast augmentation journey at our Boston-area practice starts with a personal consultation. This one-on-one conversation is a great time to learn more about your upcoming procedure and ask any lingering questions. However, it’s natural to feel a bit nervous before this important meeting. Some patients feel unsure of what to ask and don’t know how to start a healthy dialogue with their doctor.
Don’t worry—if you’re unsure of where to start, we have a few suggestions. Each of these 4 questions can help you start a conversation that’s beneficial to both you and your doctor.
#1: Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal decision. However, it’s important to discuss your goals with your surgeon so they can tell you whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. In general, an ideal breast augmentation patient:
- Is at a healthy, stable weight
- Understands both the potential risks and rewards of the procedure
- Knows the limitations of breast augmentation
- Has realistic expectations about their results
#2: How often do you perform breast enhancement procedures?
Not all plastic surgeons are created equal. Some doctors specialize in a given area, such as facial plastic surgery, while others perform a variety of procedures. If you’re interested in breast augmentation, you should find out how often your doctor performs the surgery. This should give you a more accurate idea of how much experience they have.
#3: What proportions are right for my body type?
Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Because each patient’s body is unique, the approach to surgery should be personalized and customized. During your consultation, it’s useful to talk with your doctor about which size implants would work best for your body type. Different implant materials, sizes, and placements can create more natural-looking or more dramatic results.
#4: What can I do to help my body recover as safely as possible?
It’s normal to want your recovery to pass quickly. After all, most patients are excited to see their results as soon as possible! But healing and recovery should never be something that is rushed or treated lightly. Your health is the top priority, and you should treat it as such.
In talking with your doctor, you can get a better idea of what a healthy recovery timeline looks like. This will help you understand what to expect and ensure you heal safely and smoothly.
In the end, your consultation isn’t something to worry about or stress over. By having these questions in mind before your meeting, you can feel more comfortable and confident heading into your first conversation with your doctor.
Browse our breast augmentation before-and-after gallery to see examples of real breast augmentation results. If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement in the Boston area, you can request your own consultation online or by calling (781) 237-7700.