16 November 2020

Cosmetic breast surgery: what you need to know before an operation!

Cosmetic breast surgery: what you need to know before an operation!

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries may be breast surgery and among the different options available, most people opt for breast augmentation. This increases the firmness and fullness of your breasts. In Mauritius, this operation can be performed by the expert Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck. Nonetheless, it is important that you are well-informed about this procedure.


Choose the right surgeon

First of all, it is very important that the surgeon you are choosing is someone qualified and knowledgeable in the field. This is because not all doctors are equipped with the required qualifications and know-how for this type of operation. For instance, if you opt for Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck in Mauritius, you do not have to worry about this since he is specialised in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and he has international working experience with multi-disciplinary teams in various countries.


What size and shape implant will you opt for?

There are different types of size and shape of implants available to those who wish to go for a breast augmentation surgery. The one that you select depends on your personal preference of course. However, consulting with your surgeon and taking his recommendations should not be neglected. Before any surgery, Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck insists on having a consultation with his patients. This is a listening processing where you can talk about your needs and ask questions. He will then advise you on what is best for you.


Lifestyle changes before the surgery

You must be prepared for some lifestyle changes before your operation. During the consultation with Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck, he will ask you some questions and will give you a specific list of instructions that you must follow before your breast surgery. Usually, you will have to stop smoking for a certain amount of time and you might be put on or off medications. Before the night of the operation, you have to limit food and alcohol intake.


What can you expect after the surgery?

Having realistic expectations before a surgery is important so that you are not disappointed at the outcome. Again, Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck will give you all the information necessary. Typically, a breast augmentation surgery will increase the fullness of your breast, improve asymmetry and increase its projection and shape. Nonetheless, a breast surgery has some limitations. Talk to Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck about your expectations so that you can find the most effective solution for your body.


How long before you see the results of the breast surgery?

Just after the operation, your breast will appear swollen. This is not indicative of the final outcome of your breast surgery. As such, the results of the operation will not be immediately noticeable. After a few weeks, and throughout the healing process, your breasts will take a more natural-looking position. The amount of time that this will take may vary between four to six weeks, depending on each individual’s metabolism and body type.