3 Things To Know Before Getting A Breast Augmentation


Sep 27, 2022

Cosmetic surgery procedures are on the increase and one of the most popular treatments that patients are undergoing are breast augmentations. After a period of time where the biggest cosmetic procedure was breast enlargements, more and more patients are choosing to undergo either a reversal or complete augmentation.

Before this surgery, patients will likely have a few questions in mind about the procedure itself, the recovery process or the results. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 things you should know before getting a breast augmentation.

What Is A Breast Augmentation?

There are a few different cosmetic breast surgeries you can choose from and a breast augmentation is just one of these. Breast augmentations, also known as breast enhancements, are carried out to enhance the size and/or shape of a woman’s breasts and this is typically done using breast implants. These can be made using prosthetic saline or silicone implants or a fat transfer, where liposuction is used to extract fat from other areas of the body and is then processed to be fit for injection into the breasts.

There are many reasons why a patient may choose to have this treatment, from having significant asymmetry, loss of breast volume due to pregnancy or weight loss or just generally enhancing their breast shape.

Breast Implants Will Need To Be Replaced

Modern breast implants are safe and long-lasting, but they are not designed to last a lifetime. Implants used in breast augmentations will usually last more than a decade before they need to be replaced. Patients who have breast implants as part of their surgery for breast augmentation in Manchester will need to undergo annual checkups and perform self-checks on a regular basis. It is recommended that patients who have silicone implants (where leaks may be much less obvious) have MRI scans 3 years following their surgery, then every 2 years following this.

Choose The Right Surgeon

When it comes to choosing the right surgeon, you should consider a number of different things. Firstly, you need to check that they are registered with BAAPS and other regulatory bodies. Read plenty of online reviews to find out how much experience the surgeon has with your desired procedure and whether the final results match what you had in mind. When you have found a surgeon, you will likely be asked for a consultation, where you can see whether the location, surgery, staff and surgeon make you feel at ease and comfortable.

You can ask further questions about the hospital stay, where your surgery will take place and the aftercare procedures in place. This could be one of the most important aspects of your treatment, especially if you are choosing to go with a private plastic surgeon in Manchester. You can also find out what type of sedation will be used during the procedure and find out more about the results you can expect following the surgery. If something doesn’t feel right at any point during the consultation or search, then consider visiting another surgeon.