Many women feel dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts. Yet they’re embarrassed to ask friends and family for guidance – and they wisely don’t want to rely on the Internet for all their answers. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions that I receive about breast augmentation at my Long Island breast surgery practice:
Question: Should I base the size that I want on my bra cup size?
Answer: Your current bra cup size is not the best place to start when thinking about how you you’re your breasts to look after surgery. During the consultation appointment at my practice, each woman is measured along several dimensions to ensure that we account for all possible variables in helping them choose the right breast size for their unique anatomy. We even have special sizers, as well as 3D imaging, to allow patients to preview possible options beforehand.
Question: Is there a lot of scarring?
Answer: All surgical procedures will create some type of scar. However, I take several precautions to minimize the appearance of any visible scars. For example, most of my patients choose an inframammary incision, which allows me to hide the incision and hence the scar within or slightly above the fold of the breast. Make sure to talk with your surgeon if you are particularly concerned about scarring to see what options are available.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, I encourage you to ask plenty of questions and find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area who has been performing the procedure for many years.