Questions To Ask Yourself Before Having Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation in New York City

Breast augmentation can give your breasts a more attractive shape and your self-confidence a boost. If you are considering breast augmentation, it is essential that you are informed about the procedure and you have a clear idea of what you hope to achieve.

Read on as Dr. Joshua Greenwald shares some critical questions to ask yourself before booking your breast augmentation.

What is my desired breast size?

Breast size is a very personal decision. If you don’t have a specific size in mind, flipping through a magazine or browsing before-and-after patient photos can be useful. Trying on breast implant sizers or using the rice test — which involves adding different volumes of rice in plastic baggies into your bra — are also helpful ways to narrow down your choices and decide what looks good on your unique body type.

How will breast implants affect my lifestyle?

Another consideration when picking out your implants is your lifestyle and preferred activities. Overly large or heavy breasts can get in the way of activities that involve a lot of running or jumping. If you are very active or your job is physically strenuous, keep these factors in mind, as you may need to select modestly-sized implants.

Are my breasts perky enough for my liking?

Prior to surgery, you will want to ask yourself whether you are happy with the perkiness of your natural breasts. Depending on your age and stage of life, your breasts may look saggier than you would like; however, placing implants in drooping breasts without lifting them will not help.

Incorporating breast lift into your augmentation will leave you with breasts that not only look bigger but have a perkier and more youthful contour.

Am I comfortable with the possible risks of surgery?

Although serious complications are rare when you select an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Greenwald, every surgical procedure carries some risks. It is wise to prepare yourself for surgery by researching the safety and risks of surgery.

Am I confident in my choice of surgeon?

The success of your procedure is heavily influenced by your choice of surgeon. Are you happy with the surgeon you have selected and his or her experience and skillset? Does your idea of what looks good match up with your surgeon’s aesthetic tastes? This is another reason why reviewing before-and-after photographs is extremely helpful when preparing for surgery.

Dr. Greenwald has helped countless women like you achieve a more beautiful bust and improved self-confidence. To discuss your breast augmentation options with Dr. Greenwald, please call or email us today.


Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.