4 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before You Get a Breast Augmentation

Get to know about 4 things that you should ask yourself before a breast augmentation procedure. Here's everything you need to be prepared.
AuthorBy Wendy Gould

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2023

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A breast augmentation is a potentially life-changing procedure for the right woman.

An augmentation can enhance the size and shape of the breasts to your desired contours.

But, just like any type of surgery, it’s important that you understand the ins and outs of the procedure before you make your final decision.

Here are some of the things you should take into consideration before getting a breast augmentation.

What are My Motivations for Getting a Breast Augmentation?

Breast size issues can have a big impact on your self-image and confidence. For some women, getting a breast augmentation can alleviate some of their self-esteem[1] issues and improve the way they see themselves.

Many women find themselves bothered by the shape and size of their breasts after pregnancy, nursing, or menopause.

Others are simply unhappy with the size they were genetically given. If this is your main reason to get a breast implant, you might be a good candidate.

Breast augmentation should never be done to meet someone else’s aesthetic goals.

Breast Surgery Before And After Picture

Breast Surgery Before And After Picture – Image/Shutterstock

How Much of an Augmentation am I Looking for?

You’ll also need to be realistic about what the procedure can do for you.

If you’re an A cup and you’re trying to get to DD overnight, then your expectations may be a bit unrealistic. At the end of the day, you want something that will work with the rest of your body.

An augmentation alone isn’t able to reshape your entire breast. You may need to enlist the help of a breast lift alongside your augmentation for an optimal outcome.

A board-certified surgeon who specializes in augmentations can help you determine what’s right for you.

Do You Have Other Objectives Besides Size?

You may have a variety of other objectives when getting a breast augmentation. Maybe you’re trying to improve the shape, amount of cleavage, or fullness of your breasts.

There is a wide range of types, sizes, and styles that can help you get the look you want.

If you’re seeking a particular look, collect a few photos of what you find aesthetically pleasing and bring them to your surgeon at the time of your consult. Doing so will ensure that both of you are on the same page and that you’ll be satisfied with the final result.

Can I Afford A Breast Augmentation?

The price of breast augmentation should never be a determining factor when considering a surgeon. Choosing a board-certified breast enhancement surgeon can prevent risky complications or costly revision surgeries down the line.

In most cases, quality surgeons will have a variety of financing options to help negate the price of your surgery.

Get the procedure you want today with low-interest financing with short or long-term monthly installments.


Que: Is breast augmentation painful?

Ans: No, It’s not as painful as you might think. In fact, the pain of recovery is so negligible that over-the-counter pain medications.

Que: Why is breast augmentation so expensive?

Ans: Silicone implants are more expensive than their saline counterparts because it is more expensive to manufacture and distribute medical-grade silicone versus saline implants, which are comprised of sterile saltwater.

Que: What are the disadvantages of breast implants?

Ans: Risks associated with breast implants:

  • Asymmetry regarding shape, size, or level of the breasts.
  • Pain in the nipple or breast area.
  • Breast tissue atrophy, where the breast tissue loses its substance.
  • Breast skin thinning and shrinking.
  • Calcium deposits form as hard lumps under the skin around the implant.


Before you decide to go for a procedure, make sure that you consider the few points outlined in this article first.

Being prepared for augmentation will ensure that you get exactly the results you want the first time around.

If you are afraid of augmentation procedures and don’t want to go under the knife you can look for other alternatives such as breast enhancement products available on the market.


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