7 Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation | Dr. Wayne Carman

7 Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

Thinking of having breast augmentation in Toronto? Many patients are unsure about what they will need to consider before this type of breast surgery. This popular cosmetic procedure offers women the opportunity to enhance their bust size and shape. It has many benefits, such as increased confidence and satisfaction with your appearance, providing a more balanced body shape, and improving the way clothes fit. However, we believe that before undergoing this transformative surgery, it’s essential to be well-informed and thoroughly consider various factors so you can make informed, knowledgeable decisions. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind before breast augmentation at our practice.

  1. Understand Your Goals
    Tell us about your desired outcomes from breast augmentation and the type of look you want to achieve. Whether you seek increased volume, improved symmetry, or enhanced shape, communicating your goals effectively with your surgeon is crucial for achieving satisfactory results.
  2. Types of Implants
    There are several choices you will need to make for breast augmentation. Selecting the right type of implant for you is important. Familiarize yourself with the different types of breast implant materials. Each type has its unique characteristics, which can impact the final aesthetic outcome. Be sure that the size of implant isn’t too large for your anatomy.
  3. Implant Placement
    You should also think about the placement options for breast implants, such as submuscular (under the chest muscle) or subglandular (over the muscle). Each placement has specific advantages and indications.
  4. Recovery Process
    You also need to consider the recovery period. Educate yourself about the post-operative recovery process, including the expected downtime, restrictions on physical activity, and proper care for incision sites. Following post-operative instructions closely is vital.
  5. Long-Term Maintenance
    Breast implants may require replacement or removal due to factors like aging, changes in breast tissue, or complications. Consider the long-term implications and potential future surgeries associated with breast augmentation.
  6. Impact on Lifestyle
    Reflect on how breast augmentation may impact your lifestyle, including consideration for physical activities and clothing choices.
  7. Emotional Preparation
    Recognize that breast augmentation is a significant decision that can have emotional implications. Take the time to process your feelings, discuss your concerns, and ensure that you’re mentally prepared.

What are the most important things to know before breast augmentation? Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman can tell you more about how to optimize results from this type of cosmetic surgery. Call us at (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to request a consultation.