Before Breast Surgery

If you are considering breast augmentation with implants, you likely have many questions and concerns about the surgery, including whether or not you are a candidate. This is the right place to begin your research.

Breast augmentation cost is most likely an important factor in your decision to undergo this surgery. Learn about breast augmentation costs, and whether you can afford it, in our comprehensive, up-to-date article on breast augmentation cost.

Before you can fully understand what breast augmentation with implants can do for your bustline and body, you need to learn about the basic anatomy of your breasts, the various breast shapes and whether or not breast ptosis, or sagging breasts, means that you will also need a breast lift with your breast augmentation. Our extensive glossary of breast augmentation terms will help you cut through the clutter and understand all the terms your board-certified plastic surgeon throws out at you.

Breast augmentation is the No. 1 cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the U.S. The list of reasons that women opt for implants varies. Curious why your neighbors are considering breast augmentation? Read all about them in our eye-opening article on common reasons women opt for breast augmentation.

Once you have decided to move forward with your plans for breast augmentation, you can evaluate the extensive list of medications to avoid before your surgery, as well as instructions on how to prepare for your surgery and check lists for preoperative shopping and other tasks. Our page on breast surgery and smoking will provide you with essential information on why you should quit smoking before surgery, as well as suggestions for how to kick the habit. These tools will help you get all your ducks in a row in advance of the big day. We don't leave anything out, which is why we offer some guidance on whether or not you should tell your children about your breast augmentation, as well as how your partner can help you prepare for breast augmentation and make your recovery go that much smoother in our Guy's Guide to Breast Surgery.

That's not all you can learn about in this section. We also offer a fresh look at alternatives to breast augmentation with implants. From vacuum bras and dietary supplements to "boob jabs" and Botox breast lifts, our article on alternatives to breast augmentation separates the hope from the hype.

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    Greenwald Plastic Surgery
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