What is breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Although, this is a very common procedure among women, there are a number of things to consider when making the decision to undergo surgery. There are a large number of options with breast augmentation including implant choice and surgical techniques which Dr Doyle will discuss with you during your consultation, depending on the result you are looking to achieve.
During your breast augmentation consultation at our clinic in the Gold Coast, Dr Mark Doyle will help you determine exactly what size and shape you would like. After measuring the dimensions of your breasts, Dr Doyle will have you try on a number of trial breast implants so that you can get an idea of what the final results will look and feel like.
At the initial consultation, Dr Doyle will also discuss your surgical options, the operation, recovery, and risks He will answer any questions you might have about the surgery itself. You should receive all the information you need to make your decision about whether to go ahead with the surgery or not.
A really important thing to remember when making the decision to undergo any major surgery is if you are a smoker and if so, are you ready to give up smoking for the surgery. If you are a smoker, you must stop smoking at least three months before surgery, and continue to abstain during recovery. Nicotine causes blood vessels to shrink, compromises the function of red blood cells, and lowers oxygen levels in the blood. Cells must divide and grow in order for wounds to heal, and without adequate oxygen, this process can be delayed considerably.
If you have done all of your pre-op research about breast augmentation and have decided to go ahead with the surgery check out our next blog to explore the details of what actually happens during the surgery.