Dr. Ary Krau is one of Miami’s most in-demand breast augmentation surgeons. He has helped thousands of women enjoy fuller, sexier breasts and improved self-confidence. In this blog post, he reveals the top 10 tips he shares with breast augmentation patients as they prepare for and recover from surgery.
1. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon.
When selecting your breast augmentation surgeon, it is OK to be picky — in fact, it is recommended. Not all surgeons are equally experienced and properly credentialed. Look for a surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Ideally, the surgeon should also belong to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which requires a high standard of care and ongoing demonstration of excellence on the part of its member surgeons.
2. Trust his or her opinion.
Once you have selected a breast augmentation surgeon you feel comfortable with, trust his or her expertise. Though decisions like implant size and incision location are ultimately up to you, the surgeon will make recommendations based on your body type, natural breast size and other factors.
3. Be aware of the risks.
The risks aren’t as sexy a topic as the benefits, but you should educate yourself about the possible complications. As you discuss the risks with your doctor, ask him how he handles cases with complications.
4. You do you.
When picking out your implant size, try to forget about what your sister or friend chose. Even if you love her implants, you should focus on what is right for you and your body.
5. Think long-term.
Remember that when you select your implant size, you are choosing your breast size for many years to come. Think ahead and try to imagine how you would like to look at a future stage of life. Oversized implants may seem attractive now, but probably will not match up with your preferred aesthetic 10 years down the line.
6. Make the needed lifestyle changes
Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for preparing for surgery. You might need to stop smoking or taking certain medications/vitamins, get plenty of sleep and be diligent about your diet.
7. Preparation is key.
Prep your home for a stress-free recovery experience. Fill your prescriptions, stock your fridge with easy-to-prepare meals and queue up your favorite entertainment options. Having everything you need nearby allows you to recover in peace.
8. Be patient with your recovery.
One of the worst things you can do is push your body to resume normal activities while it is still healing. Make sure you have taken a week or more off work to recover from surgery. Try to lay low during the first week, and avoid any strenuous movement or vigorous exercise.
9. Expect to experience some emotions.
Some of our patients have mentioned that the recovery process brings up new emotions. This is nothing to fear, but preparing yourself mentally can help you manage these emotions better.
10. Call your doctor if something seems off.
If you experience severe swelling, a fever or another troubling symptom after breast augmentation, call your doctor’s office. This could be an indication of a rare complication.
For more breast augmentation tips, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Krau. He can be reached by calling (305) 861-6881 today.