Doctors performed nearly 200,000 breast augmentation surgeries in 2020, despite the limitations caused by coronavirus, suggesting the importance of the procedure for many Americans. It’s not all about breast enlargement, though. Everyone has their own reason, or combination of reasons, for selecting this enhancing surgery.
Perhaps the most important factor to ensure a successful procedure comes with your selection of plastic surgeon. Dr. Roya Dardashti of Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino is a breast augmentation specialist, who not only has years of experience, but who also constantly upgrades her skills and knowledge with the current surgical state-of-the-art.
There are five common reasons why people consider having breast augmentation, as well as five factors each patient needs to consider as part of their planning. Reviewing these can help to guide your decisions and expectations.
1. Improved self-confidence
Confidence means different things to different people. Men and women unhappy with the size and/or shape of their breasts can use breast augmentation to achieve the body contours they desire. A woman may feel more feminine and desirable, boosting her self-esteem and confidence. Men can choose breast augmentation for well-defined, masculine pectoral muscles, a goal of this surgery that’s not well-known.
2. Achieving symmetry
Perfectly matched breasts rarely occur in nature, and sometimes the difference between sides can be substantial. Using breast augmentation to even things out is a common choice for those bothered about the balance of their natural assets.
3. Countering time
Pregnancy, time, and gravity can take a toll on your body, and sometimes it seems that breasts suffer the most. Breast augmentation may be part of your solution. Sometimes a breast lift (mastopexy) is necessary to reshape the effects of time, but a lift and an augmentation can be combined, and together they offer you a wide range of options.
4. Following weight loss
Dramatic weight loss can be another major confidence booster, but here, too, breasts may be affected disproportionately. Breast augmentation can restore plump fullness where you want it, even if it’s been banished elsewhere.
Breast augmentation can be a reconstructive surgery if you’ve lost a breast to cancer. Rather than feeling that something is missing from your life, you can restore your appearance to celebrate your post-cancer success.
5 factors to consider for your procedure
Contemporary breast augmentation surgery gives you plenty of control over the outcome of your procedure. There are five factors you need to review and choose from before going under the knife. Dr. Dardashti helps you through the process during your consultations.
- Size: how much augmentation your procedure includes, typically discussed in cup size
- Implant type: you can choose between silicone and saline implants, each with associated pros and cons
- Texture: smooth and textured implants have different properties, and one may be better for your situation than the other
- Shape: conventional implants are round, while contoured implants, developed for reconstructive surgery, are now a potential option for everyone
- Incisions: you can minimize surgical scars by your choice of implant and approach
There’s plenty to discuss before you make your final choices. Contact Diamond Surgical Institute by phone at 818-528-2559 or online to arrange your initial consultation with Dr. Dardashti. No matter what your reason for considering breast augmentation, you can take the next step by booking an appointment today.