Year after year, one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures is breast augmentation. At my Metro Vancouver practice, breast augmentation patients have a very high rate of satisfaction, and across the board, studies show satisfaction rates of around 95% for this surgery. If you’re considering breast augmentation and want to be sure you’re overjoyed with your results, there are steps you can take:
- Choose an experienced surgeon. This may be the most important choice you make regarding your breast augmentation. Be sure to check your surgeon’s certifications and inquire about his or her experience with your precise procedure. Be sure he or she listens to and understands all of your concerns, and makes you feel confident and comfortable.
- Educate yourself about the procedure. Understanding what your surgery involves, as well as what to expect during recovery, will help you to feel informed and empowered. Although complications are rare, in the event that you do encounter any setbacks, you’ll be prepared. Your surgeon should provide you with frank, detailed information about the uncommon but possible risks that accompany breast augmentation.
- Keep communication open. If any concerns arise during your recovery, you should quickly contact your physician. Surgeons can often make adjustments that improve your comfort and satisfaction, and the earlier you voice your feelings, the better. In many cases, what may seem alarming is actually a perfectly natural part of the recuperation process, and your doctor can help put your mind at ease.