Information gathering and research should be performed before any elective procedure. While you may be excited to get started and make your desired changes, there are numerous factors to consider prior to undergoing breast augmentation in Nashville. It is essential to ensure your surgeon understands your surgical goals and desired outcome. Call our office today to discuss these important considerations with our knowledgeable breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan.
What Are Your Primary Cosmetic Goals and Ideal Outcomes?
At your initial consultation, your surgeon should educate you about all available options for your breast surgery. While Dr. MaDan will provide you with individual recommendations; ultimately, you have to be confident in your own decision.
For example, if a patient wants the easiest way to detect implant rupture, a saline or structured saline implant may be the best option. For those patients wanting the softest, most natural breasts, silicone implants may be the best option. Natural asymmetries between each breast should be addressed before surgery. Inframammary fold/crease and nipple asymmetries may become more apparent after the breasts are enlarged.
Volume differences are also critical to consider beforehand. To achieve the best symmetry, a patient may need two different breast implant volumes. Otherwise, breast asymmetry after placing two implants of identical volume, are natural asymmetries—consider two breasts as sisters, not twins. Everyone has their top priorities—which can vary greatly patient to patient—which is why it is important to discuss what matters most to you during an initial consultation with Dr. MaDan.
What Could Have a Negative Impact on Results?
While breast enhancement surgery can be a great option for many, it is not always the best time for everyone. Timing is a crucial factor when considering any surgical procedure in Nashville, especially a breast enlargement operation. While you may desire to make changes to your breasts—depending on other priorities in life—it may not be the right time. Choosing to undergo breast surgery at the wrong time could have a negative impact on your results.
To achieve long-lasting results following a breast augmentation, it is essential to maintain a stable weight. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, the weight guideline we usually recommend is maintenance between 5 to 10% above or below their weight at the time of surgery. Unknown or uncontrollable factors like genetics, gravity and aging can affect long term results.
Similar to breast changes with natural weight gain, pregnancy can cause hormonal variations that result in a significant increase in breast tissue. After giving birth, weight loss and hormone changes can cause the breast to appear ptotic or saggy with significantly less volume than before. The ideal time for breast surgery should be after any plans for pregnancy and childbirth.
Finally, unpredictable hormone fluctuations occur with menopause. These changes can impact a patient’s breast tissue that is over the implant and negatively affect the long-term outcome of a breast enhancement operation.
Choosing a Surgeon for Your Breast Procedure
Finally, it is essential to do your research and find a knowledgeable and talented surgeon prior to undergoing breast augmentation surgery in Nashville. An ideal surgeon to perform a chest enlargement is one that has a significant amount of experience performing successful breast augmentation surgeries. Throughout years of practicing plastic surgery, medical professionals learn minor nuances that might not appear important on the surface, but can change the overall outcome of a patient’s breast surgery. One important aspect of choosing a plastic surgeon is to ensure they have plenty of experience performing breast surgery, and provide you with a variety of before and after photos.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, Dr. MaDan has years of experience practicing plastic surgery, and more specifically, breast augmentation surgery. After any consultation with a patient, her goal is to increase knowledge about breast implants and what technique is right for them. To assist in making the best personal decision,, Dr. MaDan uses a 3D imaging software that creates an individual model to show a possible outcome after augmentation surgery.
Discuss the Key Factors to Consider Prior to Undergoing Breast Augmentation with an Experienced Surgeon in Nashville
As you have learned, there are many factors to consider prior to undergoing breast augmentation in Nashville. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. MaDan at Plastic Surgery Affiliates is the first step in achieving your breast goals. Call us now to schedule your consultation.