Breast augmentation has remained the most popular cosmetic surgery for several years. Many women opt for the procedure since it produces excellent results and has an effective track record when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. At the end of the recovery period, you’ll enjoy perkier and fuller breasts. However, it’s common to get excited about the results without knowing exactly what to expect. If you’re considering scheduling a consultation, here’s what to know about the breast augmentation process and the things you should cross of your list beforehand.

Do your research

As with any major decision, you shouldn’t make it lightly. You’ll need to get in-depth information about important things like the procedure, your plastic surgeon, the facilities, and what to expect from your recovery period. Whether you have or haven’t selected a cosmetic surgeon, you should search the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery websites to verify credentials and ensure your plastic surgeon has the right experience and specialization in breast augmentation. Doing your own research and selecting an experienced plastic surgeon can both ensure you make an informed decision.

There’s a lot to know about implants

Breast augmentation isn’t as simple as placing implants in the breasts. There’s a lot to know about the types, sizes, and shapes of breast implants before you schedule your surgery date. Although your plastic surgeon can recommend the best implants for you, it can help to read about the benefits of each ahead of time.

You’ll need downtime

You can expect to take at least a week away from work and regular activities, and during this time you’ll need someone to look after you and help around the house. Since it’s major surgery, you’ll need to follow aftercare steps and manage prescribed medications, for example. Although the results are worth it, you’ll need to weigh whether you can handle an extended recovery or not. This can mean the difference between breast augmentation with implants and less invasive options.

Cost comes last

Although it’s important to know what kind of cost you should expect, it’s more important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the skills and experience to produce the results you’re hoping for. Looking for bargain prices or picking the cheapest option can sometimes put your health in danger and mean you might pay more later on for revisional surgery. As with most things, you pay what you get for– so expect to pay more if you want the best results!

It starts with a consultation

The best way to begin learning more about breast augmentation and how you can benefit is by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. That way, you can explore your options and get a professional recommendation on your best options. To meet with Dr. Bohley, we invite you to contact our Portland office by calling or filling out our online form.