3 Tips for Attaining Optimal Breast Augmentation Results

Whatever your aesthetic goals for breast augmentation surgery are, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald can help you achieve them. However, to attain excellent aesthetic results following breast augmentation surgery, it is important for you to be an active participant in the process. With that in mind, Manhattan breast augmentation expert Dr. Greenwald shares three tips for attaining optimal breast augmentation results.

Tip #1: Do Your Homework

There are a number of decisions you must make when undergoing breast augmentation surgery, including: what size and type of breast implants you would like; what shape and texture of breast implants you desire; where to place the breast implants; and what type of incision to use during breast augmentation surgery. During consultation, Dr. Greenwald will evaluate your medical history and unique body type; he will also review your aesthetic goals for surgery and recommend a breast augmentation surgical treatment plan that fits your needs.

That said, you can do your part to optimize the outcome of breast enhancement surgery by starting to think about these choices before your consultation. Would you like breasts that are round and provide maximum cleavage? Or, would you rather have breast implants that more closely resemble the look and feel of natural breasts?

Also, it is helpful for any plastic surgeon if you can bring in photos of breasts that you like. A note of caution here: Choose breasts of women who have similar body types as yours. One faux pas that many patients commit when pursuing breast augmentation is to choose a breast size that does not fit their frame!

Tip #2: Choose Only a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Next, choose only a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Greenwald, to perform your breast augmentation surgery. You may be shocked to know that any medical specialist, such as a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist, can call himself a cosmetic surgeon without having completed the necessary plastic surgery training needed to be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Only a “board-certified plastic surgeon” has undergone the strict plastic surgery training requirements established by the ABPS. Choosing a well-qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation surgery is crucial if you want to achieve optimal results.

Tip #3: Follow Instructions to a Tee

Finally, it is extremely important that you follow all of Dr. Greenwald’s medical instructions to a tee — both before and after surgery. Dr. Greenwald and his staff will provide detailed instructions about how to prepare for surgery, what to do on the day of surgery and what to do during the recovery period. These instructions include not smoking for several months before and after surgery. They also include wearing a surgical bra as directed after surgery. If you follow Dr. Greenwald’s instructions closely, you will optimize your aesthetic breast augmentation results. If you don’t, you may be putting your surgical outcome and your health at risk.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, please contact his practice by calling (212) 518-1642.