The start of every breast augmentation journey begins with a private consultation. At my Toronto practice, I’ve helped countless women discuss their treatment options and confirm their goals for their procedure.
This initial consultation is also a great time for patients to ask any pressing questions they might have. And while there’s never a “wrong” question to ask when talking with your doctor, there are a few helpful discussion topics that can make your meeting informative and productive.
#1: Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Only you can really know if breast augmentation is the right choice for your lifestyle. However, there are a few factors that identify you as a good candidate for the procedure. Breast augmentation may be right for you if:
- You want to enhance the size and shape of your breasts
- Are physically healthy with no preexisting conditions
- Understand and have realistic expectations from the procedure
#2: What proportions are best for my body type?
Just as no two women are exactly alike, neither are any two approaches to breast augmentation. At our practice, we strive to enhance each patient’s natural beauty by placing an emphasis on proportion rather than cup size. Many women come into their consultation with a goal cup size in mind, but overall silhouette is just as important to consider. By analyzing your waist, shoulder, and hip measurements, we can determine the best implant size for your body.
#3: Should I combine my breast augmentation with other procedures?
Breast augmentation can add youthful volume to the breasts, but it isn’t the only breast enhancement procedure. If you have sagging breasts, you may benefit from adding a complementary procedure like a breast lift. Many of our Toronto patients find that, when used together, these two treatments can create just the look they want. During your consultation, ask your doctor if additional treatments could enhance your results.
#4: What can I do to recover as safely as possible?
Making sure you follow a healthful diet and lifestyle prior to surgery is one of the best ways to ensure a safe, uneventful recovery. It’s essential that you quit smoking and using all nicotine products at least 3 weeks prior to surgery in order to heal well and avoid post-op complications. Your health is always our first priority and we encourage all patients to take plenty of time off after surgery. During your consultation, we can discuss your recovery timeline and help you plan for the weeks after your treatment. By treating your body well and allowing yourself to rest, you can enjoy beautiful results for years to come.
By having a few starter questions in mind before your consultation, you can head into your breast augmentation with confidence. If you’re in the Toronto area and would like to learn more about plastic surgery treatment options, please request a consultation online or call (416) 925-7337 (Toronto) or (905) 743-9888 (Oshawa).