If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it’s crucial for you to have realistic expectations of what your breasts will look like after the surgery. While a breast surgery is normally a positive experience that enhances your breast’s appearance and boosts your confidence, there is a difference between reality and fantasy expectations. Here are some considerations to help you manage your expectations for a breast augmentation surgery.
Choosing the Correct Surgeon
Do your homework and research your surgeon. Finding the appropriate cosmetic surgeon will ensure you get the best possible result. While you may be looking for a more desirable shape, size and appearance in your breasts, it’s important to remember that the outcome may not be completely “perfect”.
Realistic Expectations About Breast Symmetry
No two breasts are entirely symmetrical, whether they’re natural or augmented. A breast augmentation may be able to help achieve some symmetry, but it’s unlikely your breasts will be 100% identical.
Realistic Expectations for Areolae
Many people don’t realize that a breast augmentation can stretch the areolae. While the effects are a natural reaction to the skin stretching from the implant and may be minimal, some patients may not like this side effect. Most patients do not even notice this stretching, as it is typically proportional to the breast enlargement, while others experience a lot of stretching. The size your areola stretches to can be affected by the implant size and placement, skin tone and elasticity, as well as receiving a breast lift along with an implant. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon if this is an issue for you.
Realistic Expectations for Size and Shape
While most women have an idea of what they want their breast to be shaped like, they don’t take much thought into the size. Many think “bigger is better.” It’s important to discuss expectations with your cosmetic surgeon so they can recommend sizes that will complement your specific body type. To keep you healthy and happy, your surgeon will likely recommend your implant size be proportional to your body type and shape. You’ll also want to discuss the spacing of the breast now and how you want them to be postoperative. It can help to share photos of your desired outcome with your surgeon, especially when it comes to shaping. You can get closer to your desired aesthetic look, but ultimately your unique personal body will determine what is possible.
Realistic Expectations About Scarring
Breast augmentation surgeries usually require an incision; some larger than others, but most of the time you have to deal with some form of scarring. Healing process varies from patient to patient, so scarring is subjective to the individual’s body.
When you have realistic expectations for your breast augmentation, you can discuss realistic goals with your surgeon; that way you can be happy with your outcome with no surprise.
If you are considering breast augmentation, be sure to discuss your goals and expectations with one of our experienced, skilled, caring plastic surgeons at the Breast Surgery Center. We offer trustworthy advice and experience. Call us today at (646) 475-2099 or fill out our simple online appointment request form to schedule a consultation and get started on looking and feeling great.