Updated for 2019.
Women considering breast augmentation should come to their consultation armed with lots and lots of questions. It is not only important to know what to expect during the procedure and for results, but it is also necessary to ask questions in order to gauge your comfort level with the cosmetic surgeon.
Here are just a few questions you’ll want to ask during your consultation.
How long will my implants last?
While no breast implant is guaranteed to last a lifetime, they do not have expiration dates, either. Implants do not need to be replaced unless something goes wrong with them.
Your cosmetic surgeon will need to explain all of the factors that can lead to rupture or other problems, as well as make lifestyle suggestions that will extend the life of your implants. Many implants last for 10 to 20 years without any problems.
What type of implant would you suggest?
When discussing your breast implant options, a good cosmetic surgeon will have a goal of making the patient’s entire physique look proportioned, attractive and natural.
For patients with very little body fat or breast tissue, the surgeon might suggest having silicone implants rather than saline, since the rippling effect of the saltwater in saline implants can be visible from certain angles in very thin patients.
If saline implants are preferred, the surgeon may recommend placing the implants under the chest muscles rather than over for improved aesthetics.
What results should I reasonably expect?
This question is the acid test of the surgeon’s honesty. Any cosmetic surgeon that promises a perfect result should be looked at with skepticism.
The surgeon’s response should be specifically tailored to your particular characteristics, and offer an honest assessment of what might go wrong along with a detailed review of the many benefits breast enlargement can provide.
When searching for a cosmetic surgeon for your breast augmentation surgery, make sure you do your research and find one that is board-certified with plenty of experience in that particular procedure.
Dr. Joseph Castellano is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon that is dedicated to providing his patients with beautiful, natural-looking results. If your looking for breast augmentation surgery in Tampa, then contact us online or call our office at (813) 872-6093 to learn more about our practice or to schedule a consultation.