Making the decision to enhance your breasts is an exciting time but it is still a major procedure and it’s important to know what to expect and how you can ensure the best possible results.
Too many women make the mistake of consulting with a cheap or inexperienced surgeon and almost always end up requiring additional surgery. However, there are ways to prevent this from happening to you.
Your 9-Point Breast Augmentation Checklist
- Research your surgeon’s qualification, experience and reputation
Don’t choose the first surgeon that you find and most importantly, never choose a surgeon based on price alone. The internet is a great source of information and will help you research and find reputable surgeons in your area.
- Review before and after photos
Want to see what your surgeon is really capable of? Ask to see some of their before and after photos. If they don’t have any photos to show you, definitely keep searching. Reputable surgeons will always be able to show you the results of past surgeries.
- Book a consultation
Quality clinics won’t rush your consultation and will give you the time to find out as much as you need to about the procedure, their facilities as well as your surgeon’s qualifications and experience. You should also always be meeting with the surgeon who will be performing your breast augmentation and not a nurse.
- Review all implant options
When consulting with breast implants specialist, Dr Rodney Cooter, you will always be shown every shape and size implant so that you can make an informed decision. If your surgeon isn’t able to show you every available option, rather schedule another consultation or look elsewhere.
- Discuss incision options
There are 4 different incision options available to you, each of which has its own pros and cons. Get your surgeon to explain each option to you and decide what you would prefer.
- Ask about the anaesthetist
Your Anaesthetist should be present throughout your entire surgery as they will know what to do if things go wrong. It’s also best to only use a general anaesthetist.
- Take time to think things through
Don’t make a decision about your surgery directly after your consultation. Take the time to review all of the information first. A surgeon will never rush you for a decision.
- Take the relevant tests
Quality clinics will always perform pre-operative tests to ensure that your body is healthy enough for the surgery. It’s important not to skip this part of the process.
- Look at financing options
According to new medical regulations, clinics are no longer able to provide patients with payment plans or refer them to a financial institution. This means that you will need to look at financing options on your own.
When it comes to making a life-changing decision such as this, take as much time as you need to gather all the necessary information and do all the required research. It will definitely be worthwhile.