Prepare for your breast augmentation with tips from professionals
Whether you’re considering having a breast enlargement, breast uplift or breast reduction, the decision to undergo breast surgery is something that requires a lot of thought and research to understand whether it is right for you.
There are many things bear in mind when opting to have cosmetic surgery, from meeting your surgeon for the first time to arriving at the clinic on the morning of your op.
What’s more, it's not just the physical side you'll need to remember - which bra to wear or medications to stop taking beforehand - but the emotional side too. If you're a woman embarking on a similar journey, you'll have a lot of questions to ask.
To help you get ready for your surgery, we’re running through five key points you should consider fully before starting your journey.
#1: Finding the right surgeon
It’s important that you choose a surgeon that you can trust and confide in. Not only should your surgeon be fully accredited and qualified, but they should also take the time to explain your procedure in depth and give you knowledgeable answers to any queries you may have. They should take the time to understand your individual story behind why you want the surgery and advise you on the best route to take.
Your surgeon consultation is also an opportunity to look at before and after images of patients who have undergone the same procedure. It will also help you understand the types of results your surgeon has achieved with other patients. Although your results will be unique to you, you will get a good idea of the surgeon’s level of expertise.
#2: Asking the right questions
Undergoing a cosmetic procedure is a big decision that requires a lot of background research and thought. Through a quality cosmetic surgery provider such as Transform, a consultation will be the first port of call after you make an enquiry. Upon consultation, you will have a million questions and concerns floating around in your head. From wandering what kind of bra you should wear post-op, to reminders on the rules of resting, don’t be afraid to dive in with your queries. Fully understanding the procedure is an important part of preparing for breast augmentation. An expert surgeon will determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure and will explain exactly what’s involved. They’ll talk you through different types of implants, insertion methods, and will help you pick your dream cup size. Whether you are going for breast reduction or enlargement, this is your chance to fact-find every part of your surgery.
#3: Making sure your finances sorted
Cosmetic surgery can be more affordable than you think, and there are plenty of flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of your surgery. At Transform, your boob job will be priced according to your individual needs. You can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or to spread the cost over two to five years.
#4: Recruiting a helping hand
It’s important that you have someone around to help you after surgery, such as a partner, friend, or loved one. Ensure you’ve got a ride home from hospital, and prepare to accept help with cooking, cleaning, and getting ready. This is a key part of preparing for breast augmentation.
It’s healthiest to be open about your surgery, so even after speaking to a professional it’s a good idea to discuss your plan with a trusted friend or family member. This will ensure your loved ones know what to expect and how best to aid you in recovery; whether it entails opening a jam jar or helping to look after your children. Within the first 24 hours of surgery, you shouldn’t be on your own. After that, recovery periods do vary according to each individual and surgery, but generally it takes four to six weeks before swelling subsides.
#5: Understanding what happens after surgery
Preparing for breast augmentation also means knowing that your journey doesn’t stop the minute you walk out of the clinic. Having a good aftercare plan in place will ensure you are being well looked after, even once your breasts are fully healed. Our 3-year comprehensive treatment plan for surgical procedures includes post-operative care as well as pre-operative, so you can go about your daily business knowing we are there if you need us.
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For further information and a more in-depth chat about what to expect from breast surgery, call 0330 053 9115 or click here to book a free consultation.