Getting Ready for Breast Augmentation

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A lot of women consider breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Whatever their motivation is, the process requires preparation and the whole journey is best undertaken with the experts. Breast augmentation is a major surgery and no simple matter. It is therefore recommended that you get one who is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This provides you with the assurance that the surgeon who will operate on you has the required number of years of experience in performing the procedure and that you are being cared for in a certified facility. Dr. Joseph A. Racanelli is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New Jersey. He has earned a great following among satisfied patients. In fact, 3 magazines have rated him at top of his field. Check out this website,www.drracanelli.com for more details.

 

To better prepare for a breast augmentation surgery, you should consider several things. First is your personality. The size of one’s breasts could mean a lot to your overall appearance and could affect the public’s perception of you. That is why it is important to discuss with your surgeon the breast size that will suit your personality.

 

Another consideration is wardrobe. One of the fun things that you will be asked to do when you visit your doctor’s office is to work with a sizer who will help you determine the right breast size that will suit you. This means putting on different wardrobe to see how you will look in various dresses for different occasions. You should be able to visualize yourself in your new breast size while sporting a casual dress as well as a cocktail dress. It helps to bring a friend with you who could try out the implants so that you can see from a third person point of view how it would look like. Your friend or companion could also weigh in on things and provide you with reassurance that you are making the right decision. She can also bring her own perspective into the discussion and to help you scrutinize details which you could easily miss given the volume of information that you will be dealing with added to the overwhelming experience of talking to a doctor about it.

 

When you are thinking of implants, you have to consider your lifestyle. If you are a fitness buff and you work out regularly or you are an athlete, you should talk with your doctor about getting implants that will not interfere with your physical fitness routine.

 

Speaking of implants, you can choose between saline and silicone implants. Saline implants have been in use since the late 1960s as an alternative to silicone implants. Its outer cover is made of the same material as silicone implants but is filled with saline during the surgery. Saline implants are preferred by most because it costs much lesser than silicone implants. Another thing is that it only requires a small incision therefore a smaller scar. Saline implants are easily adjustable and size can be varied with the level of saline filled into the shell. The down side of using saline implants is that the implants are firmer and do not feel as natural. And unless you have a lot of natural breast tissue, it requires sub muscular placement.

 

Silicone implants on the other hand is used by over 90% of women undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Silicone implants provide a softer and more natural feel. It does not ripple and has a slightly lower deflation rate. They can just easily be slipped above the muscle. For its disadvantages, silicone implants require a longer incision and they cost more. Unlike saline implants where it is detecting ruptures is visible, ruptures are hard to detect with silicone implants.