Although trends are always changing, breast augmentation has been one of the most consistently popular forms of plastic surgery over the past couple of decades. The procedure can be both exciting as well as slightly intimidating. It’s normal to be curious about what the surgery involves (as well as what you can expect during recovery) and have plenty of questions, while at the same time be looking forward to the potential of being able to transform or restore your appearance. If you’re thinking about getting breast implants to achieve the silhouette you’ve always wanted, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. At first, you may be a little confused about where to start. Patients have to consider recovery time, different types of implants, costs, and other factors when they’re planning to get what is often simply referred to as a “boob job.” The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team can provide answers to all of these questions and more, but there are three factors patients should be especially aware of when they’re considering breast enhancement at our Portland-based office:

1. Choose a Size That’s Right for Your Frame

In many cases, when someone isn’t totally happy with their breast augmentation results, it’s because they don’t like the size of their implants. Although it might be tempting to go big, most experts warn patients to be conservative in their approach and not to choose an implant size that’s overly large for their anatomy. Still, the decision is up to the patient! There are many ways to see how specific implants would look. The Waldorf Center offers Vectra 3D imaging to provide a very realistic view of how different sized implants will impact a patient’s unique proportions.

2. They Can Feel Very Natural

One of the most common misconceptions about breast implants is that they’ll feel overly hard or unnatural. Implants that are properly placed can be very difficult to detect, and your breasts will most likely have a squishy, softer texture by the time your body has healed after the surgery.

3. Implants Won’t Correct Sagging Skin

If your main goal is to restore sagging breasts to a perkier position, it’s better to have a breast lift. The extra volume from breast implants on their own can even make sagging worse. Breast augmentation can often be combined with a breast lift if you want extra volume and lift at the same time. It’s important to share your goals during your consultation, so your plastic surgeon can develop the appropriate plan for you.

Get advice about breast enhancements from the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team. Call us today at 503-646-0101 or send a message online to request a consultation.