Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

side view of young woman in white brassiere underwear put hand on chest Are you considering breast augmentation surgery in San Diego? You need to consider several factors before undergoing surgery. This is a quick rundown of what you need to know before you have the procedure:

Medical History 

Candidates must disclose their complete medical history to their surgeon. Certain medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders, bleeding disorders, or previous breast surgeries may make breast augmentation surgery unsuitable.

Emotional Well-being 

Candidates must also be emotionally prepared for breast augmentation surgery. A positive attitude and a strong support system before breast augmentation are crucial.

Implant Type 

Candidates should carefully consider the type of breast implant they want to use. Each type has advantages and disadvantages based on an individual’s preferences and goals.

Potential Risks 

Candidates must understand the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and implant rupture or leakage. Discussing these risks with the surgeon and understanding how to reduce them is essential.

Aftercare and Recovery 

Patients considering breast augmentation surgery should determine if they can commit to the aftercare procedure required following the surgery. Appropriate advice from a certified and experienced plastic surgeon is essential for individuals making such decisions to weigh their goals and personal circumstances. Following the surgeon’s instructions regarding activity restriction, wound care programs, and follow-up sessions is a crucial part of this process.

Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures

Breast augmentation depends on what each candidate wants. Examples include: 

  • Implant placement
  • Fat transfer breast augmentation
  • Breast lift with implants

A plastic surgeon in San Diego can help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Breast Augmentation Consultation Process

The consultation process with a plastic surgeon is crucial in determining whether you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation. The surgeon will evaluate your medical history, physical health, breast development, and surgical goals during this process. The surgeon will also explain the different types of breast augmentation procedures, implant options, and potential risks.

Schedule A Consultation 

Learn more about our surgical and non-surgical procedures at Dr. Robert Kearney. Feel free to reach out to us. Our practice serves the San Diego, CA, area, and a team member can answer any questions you may have. You can schedule a consultation by calling (858) 677-9352. 

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