Considering a breast enhancement procedure is exciting – but it’s also common to wonder or worry about getting a bad breast augmentation surgery. With any procedure, patients want to know that they are getting the best care and will enjoy good results. To know how to avoid a “bad boob job”, you need to understand what one is, what to look for, and how to ensure you receive the results you expect.
What Makes a Bad Boob Job?
Getting a bad breast augmentation surgery is a legitimate concern, whether the breasts end up looking fake or just aren’t what you wanted. They may not look natural with the rest of your body or can be positioned incorrectly.
There are usually two reasons behind bad results from your breast augmentation surgery. Both can be avoided by doing your research. First, many breast enhancement procedures go wrong because the patient didn’t know what they wanted. They had an idea but hadn’t thought through the details. Perhaps they wanted to increase their breast size by two or three cups, but they didn’t stop to think about how it would look with the rest of their proportions.
This issue could be prevented by choosing a surgeon who has plenty of experience with breast augmentation. They should take time to meet with you in a consultation and talk to you about your options. While the final decision of what you want in breast surgery is up to you, the surgeon should provide guidance on what looks best and what reasonable expectations can be.
The doctor will also advise against a procedure that isn’t best for you. They will guide you to the best type of breast implant, the right size for your proportions, and other decisions to ensure you’re happy with the results.
The second main reason for bad boob jobs is that the patient didn’t choose the right doctor. You want someone who has experience in the type of breast augmentation you’re having done.
A skilled doctor is knowledgeable about the latest techniques and tools for breast enhancement while having the experience from previous surgeries to create optimal results in a wide range of patients.
How a Breast Surgery Can Go Wrong
One of the big concerns for patients planning for breast augmentation is that the breasts will look fake afterward. This is a valid issue because it can happen quite easily. If you try to increase your size by too much, the results won’t look right with the rest of your proportions. A more natural look requires you to go limit your augmentation by an increase of one or two sizes.
Another issue is in where the implants are placed. Women who are slender may have difficulty hiding their implants if they are placed just under the skin. For those patients, the doctor may recommend putting it behind the chest muscle.
Breast implants are either round or teardrop in shape. While there are only two main categories, you’ll find numerous options within those two categories. The final choice is based upon what you want, but your surgeon should guide you toward what will be the most natural-looking.
When you think about a bad surgery, it generally means one of the basic aspects of the procedure has been missed. You can avoid all this by working with a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon.
Even if surgery appears to have gone well, you could develop what is known as capsular contracture. This condition happens after the surgery when the implants harden from scar tissue surrounding it. The breast becomes painful and may even be disfigured. The condition gets worse if not treated with breast revision surgery.
Other Factors to Consider Before Getting a Breast Augmentation
When you decide to have a breast augmentation, you’ll have to choose silicone or saline implants. Saline implants are filled with sterilized salt water or saline solution. Silicone implants contain silicone gel, which has a more natural look and feel. Saline implants may also have an issue with rippling, which looks very unnatural. Some saline implants on the market today have a silicone feel to get that natural feel and look.
Another issue to consider is whether the new implants will result in sagging breasts because they are heavier. Many surgeons recommend getting a breast lift done along with breast augmentation. These are two different procedures, which may be performed with a singular surgery. The lift will reduce sagginess and reposition the breasts where they should be while the augmentation will increase size and volume. When done right, the result is a natural, beautiful result that gives you body confidence.
Fixing a Bad Boob Job
You may wonder what happens if you’ve already had a breast augmentation surgery that went wrong. Fortunately, you have the option of getting a breast revision to fix your issues. Breast revision surgery is done to fix problems with the initial procedure.
This type of surgery can remove the implants and replace them with more natural-looking implants. It can reposition them or even remove them completely if you have decided breast augmentation isn’t right for you. You can have peace of mind knowing that help is available if the augmentation didn’t go well.
Avoiding Bad Breast Surgery
You don’t have to end up dealing with bad results from your breast augmentation for the rest of your life. If you want to have breasts you can be proud of and those that look natural, you’ll want to start with a reputable plastic surgeon.
Dr. Leo Lapuerta is a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has worked with countless patients on breast augmentation and breast lifts as well as those who have needed breast revision to correct problems or mistakes from less experienced doctors.
Dr. Lapuerta will work with you to help you determine exactly what you want in breast augmentation surgery. He will ask the right questions and help you think about your options. In areas where you aren’t sure what decision to make, he’ll guide you in the right direction based on your overall goal.
You can schedule a consultation online or give us a call at 713-340-0990 to set up an appointment. Let us help you avoid bad breast augmentation surgery and get results you’re proud of.