Questions to Ask about Breast Implant Surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons has a section of questions and answers on cosmetic breast surgery. It advises that if you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, you should not hesitate to ask a surgeon the following questions:

  • Who will be doing the operation?
  • How many years' experience do you they have in the procedure?
  • How many similar operations have they performed?
  • Are my expectations realistic?
  • Could my medical history affect the breast surgery?
  • What will happen during the operation?
  • What anaesthetic will be used?
  • How long will my hospital stay be?
  • Will there be any pain or stitches?
  • What is the recovery time?
  • How long will the results last?
  • What are the risks?

If you are satisfied with the answer to all these questions about your health, then you should ask 'How much will breast implant surgery cost?'.

The Truth about Breast Implants

Implants are used to augment or reconstruct the shape of your breasts. Complications can occur with all types of breast implant but with a good surgeon and proper aftercare there is nothing to worry about. While possible problems may include scarring, swelling, rupture and leakage, but there is no evidence to link silicone-filled implants with cancer or autoimmune diseases. Read this page for more information about breast implant safety.