Breast Augmentation: Weighing the Pros and Cons
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Breast augmentation comes with one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, so it’s safe to say that undergoing this procedure can be a great way to boost your confidence if you’re dissatisfied with your breasts. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that plastic surgery is always a big decision. For that reason, it’s important to consider your options. If you’re a list-maker when it comes to making decisions, then here are some good pros and cons to keep in mind as you schedule your consultation.
Pro: Improved Figure
Although this one might seem obvious, you might be surprised at some of the effects this can have. Firstly, an improved figure can boost your confidence. Secondly, it can improve the fit of your wardrobe and some of your favorite outfits. This can be because some clothing is tailored to a more proportional body when it comes to curves, so a breast augmentation can help your body and your outfit be in better balance.
Pro: Natural Results
Breast augmentation has come a long way from its early days. Now, with the invention of certain implants and techniques, your results can be imperceptible to anyone who doesn’t know about your procedure. They can look and feel perfectly natural with the help of the right board certified plastic surgeon.
Pro: More Options Than Ever
Because breast augmentation continues to grow as an extremely popular procedure, you’ve got more options than ever. This means that you can customize your procedure to your exact preferences and intended results. Breast augmentation is no longer a one-size-fits-all procedure, making it a great option to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Con: Downtime Required
Despite the great benefits, breast augmentation is still a surgical procedure and requires some downtime and recovery. This means you’ll need to make a time commitment and take time off work, as well as give your body time to rest. This timeframe can range from a few days to a few weeks, so you should make sure you know what to expect from your plastic surgeon’s instructions. If you have a busy schedule, then this con is an important thing to consider.
Con: The Risks
Because breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, there are some risks that come with it. With any surgery, there’s always the risk of infection or complication during the procedure. With implant surgery, capsular contracture is a common risk that can affect your results.
Con: Managing Your Implants
Implants come with some responsibility, so you should be sure to discuss your future with your implants during your consultation. It’s likely that you’ll need an additional surgery later to either replace your implants or remove them. You’ll also need to know what to watch out for when it comes to ruptures or complications that can warrant a corrective surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
There’s a lot that goes in to deciding on your breast augmentation procedure. To begin looking at your options and make an informed decision, meet with Dr. Jabs, Dr. Magge, or Dr. Richards, who can give you a recommendation based on your goals and physique. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.
Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers