Every day, you make decisions that affect the way you live. Some choices depend on the moment, like the clothing, hairstyle and perfume you'll wear today. Other decisions are deeply significant, because they affect how you feel about yourself as a woman, and how others perceive you. One decision more and more women are making everyday is to have breast augmentation.
Advances in breast implant technology and surgical technique are making breast augmentation a popular option among women of all ages desiring a change in the way they look. The FDA's recent approval of silicone gel implants give women and their surgeons even more options.
Breast augmentation offers a unique opportunity to scientifically customize the shape of the breast rather than just bra size. You may want to wear an outfit that reveals more cleavage, change your wardrobe style, or simply create the proper balance between your breasts and hips.
Women who choose to have breast augmentation surgery do so to improve their self image. Some feel dissatisfied because their breasts never developed to a size that meets their expectations. Others want to bring balance to a breast that is somewhat smaller than the other. Often, women want the procedure to restore their natural breast volume which may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging.
When choosing a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is experienced with breast implantation, you should know the answers to the following questions
How many breast augmentation implantation procedures does he/she perform per year?
How many years has he/she performed breast implantation procedures?
Is he/she board certified, and if so, with which board?
What is the most common complication he/she encounters with breast implantation?
What is his/her re-operation rate with breast implantation and what is the most common type of re-operation he/she performs?
Finally, look at after pictures of patients the surgeon has performed breast augmentation on and ask yourself if the results meet with your desires and expectations.