We understand that choosing breast augmentation at our Austin, TX, practice is a big decision, and it’s important to have a healthy, positive mindset heading into the process. Before you move forward, it’s important to start a dialogue with yourself about your motivations for the surgery, preparedness for the experience, etc., to determine whether you’re ready to confidently take the next step.
Here are a few questions you may consider asking yourself before booking your breast augmentation procedure.
1. What are my motivations?
Healthy reasons for choosing breast augmentation center around self-confidence and a better self-image. It’s great to be driven by a desire to reclaim your body, to achieve the look you’ve always wanted, or simply to feel great when you look in the mirror. If your motivations revolve around meeting someone else’s expectations, saving a relationship, or other considerations that involve an outside source, it may be worth taking a closer look at your decision to make sure it’s what you really want.
2. Am I prepared for recovery?
Are you able to take time away to rest? Our team makes every effort to get you safely back on your feet as soon as possible following surgery, but you will need a few days away from work to recover. Our clients who closely follow their post-op instructions typically return after about 3 or 4 days. Make sure you’re able to plan for this time away.
Do you have a support system in place? It’s essential to have a trusted friend or loved one around who can help with childcare, housework, and transportation for the first week or two. Think about who you can ask for help during this time.
3. Can I afford breast augmentation?
The decision to pursue this surgery should be an exciting one, not a stressful one. While breast augmentation pricing varies based on factors such as implant material, you can typically expect the surgery to cost somewhere between $4,600 to $8,000. Our practice works with CareCredit®, a company that offers affordable financing plans for elective healthcare procedures. Look carefully into your options and make sure you can handle the cost with confidence.
4. Do I know the potential risks and complications?
While the likelihood of complications is low, it’s important to know the risks of any surgical procedure. At Synergy, we use the Keller Funnel® to reduce the risk of capsular contracture, the most common breast augmentation complication. To learn more about the safety of the procedure, please see our previous blog post.
5. Will I feel more confident after my surgery?
If the answer is an excited yes, it’s a good sign breast augmentation is the right step for you. When you visualize yourself enjoying your new figure, you should feel beautiful, strong, happy, and satisfied.
If you’re interested in seeing examples of the breast augmentation results you can expect at Synergy Plastic Surgery, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
To learn more about breast augmentation options here in Austin, TX, please contact us online or call (512) 244-1439.