Five Essential Breast Augmentation Considerations

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Enabling women in and around Indianapolis, Indiana to look and feel their best with the help of breast augmentation surgery is the cornerstone of our practice at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.

If you're thinking about a breast augmentation, you deserve a doctor with the skill and expertise of Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. You can schedule your Indianapolis breast surgery consultation with Dr. Fata by contacting our practice online or calling 317-575-9152.

Breast Surgery Goals and Expectations

In the same way that no two women are the same, no two breast augmentation candidates have exactly the same physical and medical considerations.

Many women begin considering their breast surgery options by taking a realistic look at your current health and physique. Some specifics you might consider include:

  • Are you stout or are you tall?
  • Is your build pear-shaped or more athletic?
  • What are your ideal breast surgery results?

As you begin to plan your breast surgery, Dr. Fata will take into consideration your current measurements as well as what you imagine for your new body. One of the many benefits of Dr. Fata's extensive experience with breast augmentation and body contouring surgeries, is that he can speak with you frankly about your likely surgical outcome and whether or not your own expectations are realistic.

Lifestyle Preferences

If you're a woman who maintains a regular exercise routine in addition to staying active throughout the various areas of your life — by engaging in family fun or going dancing with friends — please share this with Dr. Fata during your Indianapolis breast surgery consultation.

 More often than not, breast augmentation candidates whose surgery is completed without complications are able to return to modified exercise after about a week and then resume regular activity levels after a couple of months (with your doctor's nod of approval, of course).

Also, if you're a woman who still plans to have children, this is something you'll want to discuss with our Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon. Generally speaking, there are fewer concerns related to breast implants and nursing than there were a decade or two ago. More accurately, some of the concern that once surrounded this issue has been disproven by medical research.

Many women who have had breast augmentation surgery are able to engage in breastfeeding after the fact.

Wellness Outlook

Dr. Fata will absolutely take into consideration your current health and wellness outlook when talking with you about a potential breast augmentation. Some of the overall health questions that may factor into your ability to heal well after surgery include:

  • Is your weight healthy and stable?
  • Are you a regular smoker?
  • Do you suffer from an immunological disorder such as lupus or fibromyalgia?
  • Are you on any medications including vitamins and supplements?

In addition to being in relatively good health in order to insure the best breast augmentation results, it's also important for Indianapolis breast surgery candidates to talk with Dr. Fata about how smoking can negatively impact your healing and results.

It's not uncommon for plastic surgeons such as Dr. Fata to suggest that patients refrain from smoking for some weeks prior to breast surgery as smoking prevents proper healing and may even exacerbate post-surgical scarring.

Breast Implant Selection

Advancements in breast implant selection and quality mean that Dr. Fata's patients now have more control over their surgical outcome than ever before. Regardless of whether you're looking for a more natural-looking breast or a larger, more voluptuous profile, Dr. Fata and the entire staff at Renaissance Plastic Surgery look forward to sharing options with you and walking you through the benefits and risks associated with each type of breast implant.

One of the first questions you'll want to ask yourself when it's time to select an implant for your Indianapolis breast augmentation surgery, is whether you might prefer silicone or saline breast implants.

Many women consider silicone implants to look more organic than saline implants, which are filled with salt water. While silicone breast implants are vastly more popular, despite being more expensive than saline breast implants, saline provides the benefit of being able to adjust the implant size during surgery.

Some women opt for saline implants because they require a smaller incision. Also, should a saline breast implant rupture, the health risks are markedly less severe.

However silicone breast implants are more durable and less likely to produce a surgical complication such as rippling that could require a breast augmentation revision.

The size and shape of the breasts you desire also should factor into your breast implant choice.

Breast Augmentation Cost and Logistics

Once you wake up from surgery, rest and recovery should be your No. 1 concern. Among the things you don't want to have to worry about at that point is the cost of your surgery.

Although no two patients are the same, plastic surgery industry research indicates that the average cost of breast implant surgery in the United States is about $6,000. In most cases, this is elective surgery that isn't covered by insurance, although there are other finance options to help you manage the expense of your breast augmentation.

Beyond cost, there are certain recovery logistics that you need to plan for in anticipation of your surgery. For instance, once you return home after surgery, you'll need someone to stay with you for 24 hours just in case you experience a medical emergency or need help getting around.

Here are some other things you can do prior to your breast surgery to make your first days home afterwards are as restful as possible:

  • Stock your kitchen with fast, easy, healthy meals.
  • Have plenty of clean, loose, comfortable clothing on hand.
  • Secure any prescriptions you'll need along with a surgical bra.
  • Make sure there are plenty of pillows in your bedroom to make yourself comfortable while your body still feels sore.

To be sure, you should leave your breast augmentation consultation with a very clear idea about what your breast surgery options are as well as the demands of your recovery.

We're Here to Help

When you're ready to schedule your Indianapolis breast augmentation consultation with Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or call our practice directly at 317-575-9152.