Breast Augmentation: What’s a Guy to do?

Hmmm, she’s just told you she wants breast augmentation surgery. Don’t underestimate how important it is for the two of you to talk about this and how this affects both of you. As the guy in her life, helping her do some research before her consultation with her cosmetic surgeon will keep both of you well informed and ready to make choices that will satisfy both of you.

Be careful not to rely on what friends say, even if they have had the procedure done, because each procedure is as individual as the patient herself. Attend seminars and research the Internet, especially the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for reliable information about breast augmentation. As you research cosmetic surgeons help her prepare questions to ask during the consultation appointment.

When you, husband or boyfriend, are involved from the beginning, the experience has better outcomes than when a woman goes-it-alone. The fact is, if you’re intimately involved in her life, this will affect you, and I don’t mean the eye-candy factor. This is surgery, and like most surgery patients, she will undergo a period of recovery, usually thee to six weeks. This is where you will be the biggest help, as she won’t be able to resume any heavy work or lifting for several weeks.

She’ll have to make choices about implant size, placement, texture–things that produce the pleasing outcome for her, and hopefully, for you, too. She’ll need to prepare for surgery, and you can help her get many household tasks out of the way so they won’t need to be done, again, until a week or two after surgery. She’ll need special clothing for planning and for recovery, creams, medications, cooling pads, and other items, someone to make sure they’re cleaned regularly or to replenish supplies of consumables. She’ll need help planning the financing.

Most of all, she’ll need her man to lean on for the help, encouragement and comfort only you can give.

To learn more about breast augmentation and other cosmetic surgery procedures, plan to attend one of our seminars, or contact Dr. Paul Angelchik for a consultation.

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