What Are the First Steps I Should Take if I Want Breast Augmentation?

Have you been dreaming of breast augmentation? Taking those first few steps toward the body of your dreams can be difficult. Where do you start? What should you do? These first steps will help you get started on the path to breast augmentation.

Make the Decision

Before you research surgeons or choose your new breast size, you have to decide if breast augmentation is really right for you. Learn more about the procedure. Talk with friends who have breast implants and ask for advice. Then, spend some time thinking about your goals. Are you ready for the surgery? Now, start taking the steps to make it happen.

Choose Your Surgeon

Once you’ve made the breast augmentation decision, it’s time to choose a surgeon. This will be one of the most important decisions you make. While many surgeons may offer breast augmentation, only a select few have the training and experience to ensure gorgeous results every time. Look for a doctor with extensive training in the field of Plastic Surgery.  Research your surgeon carefully looking at their credentials, certifications, etc.

Friends and family can be a great resource as you wade through potential candidates. Ask for recommendations. You may also want to peruse online reviews. is an excellent way to find and read reviews about plastic surgeons in your area.

Schedule a Consultation

Once you have a good idea which surgeon you’d like to work with, schedule a consultation. This isn’t a commitment for surgery, but rather an opportunity to ask questions and get advice. Go to your appointment prepared with questions and concerns. Talk with your surgeon and make sure you feel completely comfortable. Dr. Hendrick of New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery  welcomes questions and enjoys working with potential patients to create a surgical plan.

Dr. Hendrick, as well as many of the patients he sees in consultation, find it helpful to bring photographs of desired look and results from breast augmentation to the consultation.  If you plan to do this, be certain to choose photos of breasts of patient who have similar features as yourself, such as height, weight, breast shape and size.  Your specific anatomy will impact your potential results and photos are a good jumping off point for the conversation with your surgeon. Photos can give your surgeon a good idea of the breast size and shape you’re seeking and will also help you establish realistic expectations of the results you may achieve.

Take the Next Step

If you feel comfortable with your surgeon and proposed plan, take that next step and schedule your surgery. Breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures year after year. If you want to enhance your breasts, take that next step and make it happen.

We’d love to be part of your breast augmentation journey. Call us today at 504-533-8848 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation today.