Boob job – things to know before you book

Boob job – things to know: If you’re considering having breast augmentation or a ‘boob job’, there may be hundreds of questions you would like to ask and it can be a confusing and nerve wracking time, researching the myriad of facts, figures and reviews on the internet and in magazines.

The fact is that breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common and popular surgical treatment in the UK with thousands performed every day.

If you are seeking some relevant, down to earth and useful facts about breast surgery, then you’ve come to the right page! We have come up with some frequently asked questions about breast augmentation and things to consider before you book your procedure.

How do I choose the right breast surgeon?

When choosing a breast surgeon, it’s worth visiting 3 to 4 clinics to speak with a variety (but not too many) of surgeons, so that you feel both knowledgeable and comfortable.

Your surgeon should not only carry all the surgical qualifications and expertise, with a long history of performing this procedure, but should also make you feel at ease. Just like choosing your friends, not all matches in the consulting room are successful. You may meet a surgeon who is fully-qualified but who you just don’t feel comfortable with.

Take your time and visit at least 3 surgeons so you can be sure that you’re choosing the right person for the job.

How do I know I am suitable for a boob job?

A consultation is your initial research meeting to discover if you are suitable for this surgery. The surgeon should check your medical history and you need to disclose any illnesses, conditions or medications which might affect your suitability.

Expect an examination to take place at this point, as the surgeon will want to see what he will be operating on and if you are physically a candidate for the treatment. After your initial consultation, you should have a clear idea of whether you’re suitable, the technique that the surgeon would use and also the type of breast implant (and size) to go for.

You’ll be able to return for a second and even a third consultation so don’t feel worried about asking for this, if you have further questions, after your initial consultation.

What happens when I have decided to have my breast augmentation surgery?

If you decide to choose Dr Frati for your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll arrange your surgery date with our team. Prior to this date, our patient liaison team will ensure that you have all the information that you need to know what to expect and what to bring on the day, such as a change of clothing and to arrange travel arrangements for your return journey home.

Your boob job will take place at one of our allocated surgeries and you will be asked to attend a few hours before the procedure takes place. You’ll be made comfortable and will have a pre-surgery meeting with Dr Frati as well as your anaesthetist, so you can speak with both, before the procedure and ask any final questions. You’ll be asked to change into a gown and then you’ll be taken to surgery.

Your breast augmentation will be performed under a general anaesthetic, so you won’t really know much about the procedure, apart from perhaps speaking briefly with the anaesthetist and counting from 10 to 1 (you won’t make 8 before you fall asleep).

It will seem like seconds before you’ll slowly come round in our recovery area and will be taken care of by one of our nurses on-hand for your revival. Your nurse will help you to wake up fully, will sit you up very slowly and will help you to the toilet (as all our patients need to urinate before they are allowed home) and you will be asked to eat a light meal, such as a sandwich.

After a few of hours (and one last visit from Dr Frati who will give you a summary of how the surgery went) you will be allowed to return home, with your recovery and aftercare information.

What happens after a boob job?

You’ll need at least 2 weeks to rest well so that your body can recover properly after your boob job and you will be able to gradually return to most of your normal activities within four to six weeks (including going to the gym and lifting objects such as heavy shopping bags) but it’s important to take things slowly to keep healthy and achieve the best results.

You’ll need to wear a special support bra, every day and night for around 2 to 3 weeks. You’ll feel slightly uncomfortable and you will also be tired, so treat yourself kindly and maintain your pain medication.

Make sure you get plenty of rest and eat healthily during your recovery. Your body needs to heal, so make sure you nourish it with healthy foods.

What will I look like weeks/months down the line?

Your breasts will feel heavy and rather larger than expected at first. This is quite normal and your breasts will soften over a period of a few weeks. You will be asked to come to the clinic around 4 weeks after surgery for a follow-up appointment with one of our clinical team, so they can check healing and make sure you are feeling fit and well. You might notice tingling, tightness, itching or soreness and you can describe all of these sensations to the nurse upon this visit. Don’t worry, in most cases, this is all part of the healing process.

Boob job surgery in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Essex with Dr Frati

Breast augmentation surgery can be life-changing, bringing you more confidence and wellbeing in your every-day life. Make the right decisions at every step and you’ll be loving your new look for many years to come.

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