One of the most important steps when deciding upon breast augmentation is having a clear understanding of what your expectations will be. Many women have a view of what they want themselves to look like after breast augmentation however, often times there are certain limitations of physical proportions where the expectations can not be met. It is vitally important that a woman clearly take the time to research the facts on breast augmentation and understand her limitations prior to surgery.
Defining what breast augmentation should be is crucial to the patient. Is a patients view on breast augmentation all about increasing breast size, help off-set some asymmetrical or deformity problems or just make the breast better than they are now? Essentially making them more beautiful. This is a general question women need to answer for themselves though it may not be very well defined. Basically, it comes down to this”
“If you don’t like what you have now, how do you explain your feelings to your plastic surgeon so they understand what you really want, and if what you want is really feasible for you?”
Being able to communicate this to your plastic surgeon will be imperative in order to best meet your expectations. However, there are conditions to understand. No two bodies are the same, chest size, skin laxity, and body fat are are conditions that can affect the outcome of a breast augmentation, at which case some goals are not achievable, no matter what the cost. Forcing your opinion on an expert plastic surgeon can ultimately lead to dissatisfied results and permanent deformity.
With today’s surgical techniques and implant choices most plastic surgeons can deliver almost anything a woman may initially want. However, there may be a greater price to pay later that wasn’t clearly explained or communicated prior to surgery.
Conditions that need to be considered prior to breast augmentation are:
- Your body tissue is all you have. You can’t change it for better and can’t replace it without creating scars.
- If your decision is to exceed your tissue limitations sooner or later you will most likely develop visible edges, visible rippling of the breast implant, breast tissue loss and other unsightly deformities.
- Many patients fail to understand the price that they will pay, years down the road, in order to get immediate satisfaction to their expectations if they don’t regard what their breast tissue will allow them to have.
- No surgeon can effectively correct post augmentation skin over stretching due to the compromised tissue in overly large breast implants.
Furthermore, using an excessively high profile implant in tight tissue formation, in order to present a more projecting breast can cause breast tissue loss as well as chest wall and rib deformities, both of which are uncorrectable.
People do not generally think about getting older and in the case of a young woman undergoing breast augmentation there is often not enough foresight to understand that their tissue will change over time and never for the better. Making the right decision now will give them a better chance of enjoying their breast augmentation for years to come.