Before You Get Breast Implants -- Things to Consider

If you’re unhappy with the size of your breasts and are considering breast augmentation surgery (a boob job), make sure you’re aware of what this procedure entails. While many celebrities are famous for getting breast implants and make it seem like it’s such a simple procedure, it can be fairly complicated and you need to know exactly what you want. Your plastic surgeon can go over the different shapes, types, sizes and incision techniques he or she would prefer to use, and also help you determine what cup size would be the best fit for your figure.

Whether you want to go up a few cup sizes or just want rounder, fuller breasts, here are some important things to consider before you go under the knife:

Are You Prepared to Buy New Clothes?

In most cases, you’ll need to buy a whole set of new clothes to accommodate for the increase in breast size. You’ll find that your regular clothes are much tighter and you might have to go up a size.

Will Your Significant Other be Comfortable with the Change?

Will your husband, boyfriend or partner be comfortable with this big change in your appearance? Take some time to discuss your goals with them so they have the chance to adjust.

Are You Prepared to Manage Risks and Complications?

Breast implants are not without their risks. Complications include ruptures, migration of the implant, pain and poor adaptation. In some cases, you’ll have to undergo another procedure to have the problem fixed.

Will Having Bigger Breasts Boost Your Self-Confidence?

Will having bigger, shapelier breasts help you feel better about yourself? For many women, the answer is “yes” and this is one of the biggest reasons to get implants.

Do You Want to Undergo Other Procedures with Your Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Some surgeons may offer complementary procedures at a discount. For instance, you could get a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure that removes fat from your love handles or thighs, and then re-injected into the breasts.

Take a look at breast implants before and after photos to get a realistic idea of what to expect with this procedure. Talk to a plastic surgeon in your area about your options.