By Terrye Tebbetts
After consulting Google, your best friend and hopefully, The Best Breast 2, you are now realizing there is so much more to breast implants and breast augmentation than you ever thought before! Now that all of those dreams about waking up from surgery magically looking like the last model on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swim suit edition have been put to rest and reality has set in, you can really start focusing on what is right for you and your body.
Half the battle of getting the best breast augmentation is the process of reconciling what you want with what your body will realistically allow you to have. You see, there are anatomic limits that your surgeon must work within. Ignoring these boundaries can lead to serious risks and complications destroying tissue and necessitating re-operations in the future.
Can’t you just roll into the surgeon’s office and tell him or her that you are a small A cup and you’d like to be a full C cup like your friend did? You can, but since there is no medical, clinical definition for cup size – - the chances of you and the surgeon actually knowing what it is you want and making it happen are slim to none. So how do you know what your body will allow you to have? You and your surgeon take this operation out of dream world and wishes and put it back into a scientific, clinical arena. You make decisions based on measurements of your breasts and objective evaluation of your tissues.
Once Dr. Tebbetts started planning all breast augmentation based on the patient’s tissues, The High Five system, it all got amazingly easy for us to communicate with patients and reach their desired results. With an understanding that your body planned the operation comes a sense of ease and confidence in your decisions and your preoperative plan and an excitement for the result to come.
Basing surgical decisions on objective, clinical measurements not only helps you determine size issues, but pocket location (over vs under vs dual plane), incision location and the type of implant that will be best for your body. It is five simple measurements applied to a formula that will tell you everything you need to know about how to choose all the right options for you in breast augmentation.
Once you truly understand your body’s limits, it is so much easier to balance your dreams with reality. Once decision-making is back in the clinical arena, both you and your surgeon can speak the same language yielding excellent, long-term results. Once you understand the foundation for which all decisions in breast augmentation must be made – your measurements – then you are ready to make that first call.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.