Preparing for Breast Augmentation: Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

Preparing for Breast Augmentation: Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

Preparing for Breast Augmentation: Questions to Ask Your Surgeon


Preparing for Breast Augmentation: Questions to Ask Your Surgeon​​​​​​​


Breast augmentation surgery is an excellent way to address displeasure with your current breast shape and size. However, it can be a daunting procedure. So, you should research and ensure you are considering it for the right reasons. Knowing how to prepare for a safe experience and speedy recovery can go a long way to ease your anxiety.


Preparing for Breast Augmentation 


Whether you are just considering breast augmentation or are days away from the big day, you should know how to prepare for surgery. 


Exploration Phase


  • Get in Good Emotional and Physical Shape 


If you decide that this procedure is an excellent option, it would be helpful to know what to expect. The first thing to do is get yourself in good emotional and physical shape. That is a critical component of a healthy operation and recovery. You are more likely to have a better healing experience if you are in good physical and emotional shape. 


  • Find the Right Cosmetic Surgeon


Next, you want a cosmetic surgeon who will be your trusted advisor as you consider difficult choices, including implant type and size. You want a skilled surgeon to help you achieve natural, beautiful results.


  • Ensure You Can Afford the Procedure


The final step of the exploration phase is to have a sound financial plan. Cosmetic surgery is a costly undertaking. After all, you are investing in your body and paying to achieve the best results by the best surgeon. It would help to have a reasonable idea of the total cost and a plan to ensure you can afford to have the work done. Preparing your finances early will reduce your anxiety. 


Decision Phase


Ensure that the procedure is appropriate for you and that you are ready to undergo surgery. Choosing to proceed with breast augmentation is not a decision to take lightly. You must ensure that it is right for you mentally and physically. You may want to seek more information about the procedure from your surgeon before making your final decision. It would also help to have a family member or friend be there for you throughout the process.


Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon


  • Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon? Board certification ensures you of the cosmetic surgeon’s ability and skills to deliver high-quality results.

  • Do you specialize in breast augmentation? You want a surgeon with lots of experience.

  • Where will you perform the procedure? Cosmetic surgeons can perform breast augmentation in a hospital, same-day surgery facility, or on-site surgery facility.

  • Am I a good candidate for the procedure? You must be a good candidate for any surgical procedure you undergo to achieve the best results.

  • What are my options? The options here include the implant shape, procedure type, dimensions, and filling. 

  • How should I prepare for surgery? You will have several practical and medical tasks to complete before surgery.


In the days leading up to surgery, you should stay in good emotional and physical health and make proper post-op arrangements. On the day of your surgery, wake up early, shower, and follow all the preparation instructions provided by your surgeon. Remember, there is no such thing as being too prepared.


For more about breast augmentation surgery, visit Jason K. Potter, MD, DDS, at our office in Dallas, Texas. Call 214-892-2474 to book an appointment today.