So you are considering a breast operation to change the size and/or shape of your bust. We understand that some women are unhappy with their breasts, whether they deem them to be too small or too big, uneven in shape or size (a-symmetrical), or too shallow or saggy; breast augmentation is not a simple quick fix. Yes, cosmetic surgery can give you the perfect, perky breasts you have always wanted, however nothing worthwhile comes without risk. Before you pay out thousands of pounds for a life-changing procedure, have a read through the top five points we think you should consider.
Research, research, research
Although boob jobs are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures carried out around the world to date, it is important you acknowledge that underneath all the glamour, this is an invasive procedure that is going to permanently change how you look and feel about your body.
Therefore, it probably comes no surprise to you when we tell you that the first step is to carry out research into breast enlargements or augmentation. Learn about the types of implants available for those of you considering a boob job, and what the procedure in tales from start to finish – this will help you to prepare questions to ask your surgeon during your free consultation, so that you can fill in any gaps.
Is bigger really better?
It is common for women with smaller breasts to want to go as big as they possibly can with breast implants, but bigger does not necessarily mean better.
Choosing the wrong size implant for your body size can completely throw you’re your natural body proportions. Oversized implants will make you look top heavy and your breasts look fake, there are also health risks that correlate with the size of implant – the larger the implant, the higher the risk of back pain, rippling, sagging breasts, and stretch marks.
Here’s a surprising statistic for you:
The number of breast enlargement procedures carried out actually dipped in 2015! It seems women who had originally opted for large breast implants are now going under the knife for a second time to get a reduction, back to a more manageable size and natural look – this includes Celebrities such as Katie Price, Sharon Osborn, and Daniella Westbrook!
As you can see, the trends in cosmetic surgery are forever changing. If you are considering going bigger, please ensure you are doing it for yourself and not anyone else. You can discuss suitable sizes during your consultation, please bear in mind your body proportions and be realistic. Choose the option that is closest to the look you want to achieve. We recommend you only increase your breast size by one or two cup sizes for a natural looking boob job, the decision, however, is completely down to you.
Your body, your choice
Once you have an idea on the shape and size of implant you want, it is then time to search around for a reputable clinic offering high-quality breast enlargement surgery at a price that you can afford.
There are hundreds of clinics offering private cosmetic surgery, take your time to research into one or two of them. Read online reviews to check their quality of care, request a brochure, see if they offer some sort of aftercare package and what it includes… You could even take advantage of free consultation offers to get quotes and advice to help you make an informed decision.
Do not opt for the nearest clinic just because it is local. Yes, you will want to choose one that isn’t too far way that is easily accessible (preferably by car) as you are not going to want to do a lot of travelling post-op and for check-ups. It may be beneficial to save some extra money for a night in a hotel if the clinic is based in London for example, as public transport can be overwhelming during the recovery period.
Selecting the right surgeon is crucial. First and foremost, make sure your surgeon is FDA approved and qualified in the right skills required to perform the procedure. Check their certification and ask to see a portfolio of previous work with before and after photos so you have an idea of their experience and capability.
We recommend you book yourself in for a consultation early on in the process to meet your surgeon. It is important you and the surgeon are on the same level when it comes to discussing your breast enhancement and the expected outcome.
Your surgeon should have extensive knowledge in the procedure (incision sites, implant insertion etc), breast anatomy, the implants (types and size of breast implant), potential risks, and aftercare. Make sure you use this opportunity to ask them any questions you may have. Your surgeon should give you honest, unbiased advice.
Should you feel any uncertainty or doubt, be rest assured that you are under no obligation to proceed surgery with a surgeon or clinic that you are not 100% confident in.
Do not base your decision on low cost boob jobs. Most private clinics now offer finance options to ease the cost of surgery in to manageable monthly payments, rather than one huge cash pay-out.
If you are thinking about getting a breast augmentation on finance, you need to make sure you are aware of all costs involved, including cost of surgery, aftercare, interest rates (if any) – ensure there are no hidden costs as this could drive the costs up.
Here at Aesthetics of Essex, we offer flexible cosmetic surgery finance options. We want to make the whole process easy and stress-free, from start to finish. We can help you choose a payment scheme that you can afford so that you can focus on your recovery. We aim to be as transparent as possible, with no hidden costs. We will provide you with a quote during your consultation and discuss finance options with you prior to surgery to ensure the cost of surgery is affordable.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to enquire about finance options on any of our cosmetic surgery procedures.
Aftercare and lifetime support
Above all, your health is the most important thing, you need to be confident that the care and advice you received throughout your procedure remains available during the recovery period, and (preferably) years later. Changes to your breasts are to be expected in terms of shape, size, and feel, you should follow your surgeons aftercare advice and attend any postoperative appointments made.
Remember to think ahead, breast implants can last up to 10 years – that’s a very long time. Old implants carry a higher risk of complications; ruptures, deflation, capsular contracture, breast pain etc. Does the clinic offer additional care and cover for this?
If any complications were to arrise, you need to be sure that help is at hand. Be prepared to pay any extra costs for corrective reoperations, and expect to pay out for another boob job years later (implants last 10 – 12 years on average).
Find out what long term aftercare packages are available, and possible insurances, before proceeding with any type of cosmetic surgery procedure.