What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation, or more commonly referred to as a boob job, is a procedure that uses a fat transfer or breast implants to provide you with larger sized breasts. The procedure is commonly used to restore volume in your breasts if you have lost a ton of weight or experienced pregnancy. You can also get a more round breast shape or improve the symmetry of your breasts.

What Can Breast Augmentation Surgery Do For You?

One thing that breast augmentation surgery can do for you is increase the fullness of your breasts. You will get a more even and symmetrical look after your procedure has been completed and healed.

This surgery can also improve your self-confidence. If you do not like how you currently look, you likely don’t have the confidence that you want. By receiving this surgery, you will get a body that you will feel comfortable in.

Breast augmentation is also commonly used as reconstruction after a mastectomy or another injury your chest has gone through.

What Can Breast Augmentation Surgery Not Do For You?

If you are looking to get a breast augmentation because your breasts are droopy, you will not get the results you are hoping for. A better procedure for droopy breats will be a breast lift and an augmentation to achieve a full, lifted look.

Who is a Good Candidate?

This procedure is extremely personal, so it is important to do it because it is what you want, not what someone wants you to do. You might be a good candidate for this surgery if you are healthy and not pregnant or breast feeding, you are an adult with fully developed breasts, and you have realistic expectations that can be reached.

If you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small, or you aren’t happy with the volume and shape of your breasts after pregnancy or weight loss, you might also be a good candidate. Another reason that would qualify you as a candidate is if your breats are not symmetrical or they developed with a shape you are not pleased with.

Will My Insurance Cover This Surgery?

It is highly unlikely that your insurance will cover cosmetic breast augmentation or any of the related complications that could come along with it. Some insurance carriers will even deny coverage for patients who develop a breast disease if they have implants. You will need to carefully look over your insurance policy before you make any decisions about this procedure.

What Questions Should I Ask My Plastic Surgeon?

If you have decided to get a breast augmentation, there are some questions you should ask your surgeon during your consultation appointment and before your surgery. You should ask if they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and make sure that they were trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery.

Ask which hospitals they are privileged to perform the surgery at, and what kind of licensure their office holds. You should always ask if you are a good candidate for the breast augmentation surgery.

Make sure you ask about your ability to breastfeed if you have not have children and plan on breastfeeding in the future. You should also be sure to ask how your implants will be affected over time, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Another extremely important question to ask is what your options will be after the surgery if you are not happy with the results, as well as how your breasts will look if you decide you want to have the implants removed in the future.