The decision of whether or not to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a very personal one for countless women nationwide.
Such a decision is not one to be made hastily, so put plenty of time and research into it. This is especially true if you are considering having the procedure or your daughter or daughters may be when they reach the appropriate age for such surgery.
What is that appropriate age?
Well, that of course depends on the individual involved and what their parents think.
Sitting down and discussing breast augmentation for a young woman (see more below) in your household should involve laying out all the facts on the table, deciding if in the end, such a procedure is a good thing or one that should be put off until later in life.
Should You Say Yes or No?
In order to make the right choice about a cosmetic procedure like breast augmentation, review all the available information and go from there.
- Reasoning – The big question on the table is why does your daughter want breast augmentation and are you satisfied with her reasoning? For some young women, peer pressure can oftentimes be very overwhelming. From sarcastic jokes to being singled out among a group of women, some feel as if breast augmentation is one way of gaining acceptance with their peers. Unfortunately, having the surgery for that reason alone is not a good one. There are many other ways to gain acceptance by one’s peers than going under the knife, so think things through clearly. If the reasoning is more do to size and shape issues or just wanting to do it for you and no one else, then considering such a procedure makes more sense;
- Facility and surgeon – Finding the right facility and surgeon to perform this surgery should be at the forefront of your decision-making process. Whether you are looking at breast augmentation Utah or having the procedure elsewhere, locate the top facility at your disposal. Do a thorough search of the doctor or doctors who perform such operations. How long have they been in the cosmetic surgery business? Does the facility have a clean record as far as literal cleanliness, taking care of patients’ pre-and-post surgery, and what are the typical expenses they charge for breast augmentation? If you have a young daughter opting for the surgery (with your approval), make sure you too are comfortable with the medical team that will be working with her. Know all the facts before you settle on the facility and surgeon;
- Expenses now and/or down the road – While it is estimated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) that breast augmentation ranges around $3,700, those costs of course can vary from woman to woman. Given your insurance provider will not foot the bill when it is deemed to be a cosmetic procedure, make sure you have the money available if you opt for the surgery. There is always the possibility that you will need some follow-up surgery at some point, though this is oftentimes more by choice than necessity. As Hollywood has all too displayed over the years, too much plastic surgery can definitely be a bad thing, especially for younger women. Don’t look at breast augmentation or any other such procedure for that matter as an absolute necessity, but more of a choice. If you’re the mother of a young woman in search of breast augmentation, you and/or your husband or significant other could make such a procedure a graduation or birthday gift;
- Social media – Even though family and friends should always be your go-to people when it comes to such an important decision as to have or not have breast implants, social media can help too. Seeing the experiences of others who opted for breast augmentation could help sway or dissuade you from such a decision yourself. You can not only read blogs on the subject, but also reach out with tweets or shares, asking other women (especially younger ones if you’re a teen considering the operation) about their experiences.
If breast augmentation may be coming to your family in 2016, sit down and think it through, deciding if it is on your loved one’s best interest.
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