Setting The Right Expectations For Your Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Expectations

24 Feb Setting The Right Expectations For Your Breast Augmentation

There are many benefits to undergoing breast augmentation surgery beyond the improvement of size and shape. Breast augmentation can also increase one’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and curves. These benefits are just some of the reasons why women around the world decide that breast augmentation surgery is a positive choice for them.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Harris understands that each patient’s body is unique and in order to give them the anticipated results, he must ensure they have realistic expectations before having a breast augmentation.

Before the procedure, Dr. Harris and team will go through the following information and expectations with you:


Dr. Harris will always remind his patients before their surgery that their breasts are more like sister’s versus twins – they won’t be the exact same shape but very close. In addition, you cannot expect to bring in a photo and have the exact look of the model. This does not mean that you won’t look great after the surgery – it simply means that the surgery will be specifically to what suits your body shape best. Some women have wider or narrower set breasts or, longer or shorter torsos, which are just some of the elements of your anatomy that determines how your breasts appear and how the surgery is performed.


Desiring the appropriate size of breast implants is an area of breast augmentation surgery in which realistic expectations are very important. Dr. Harris will undoubtedly help you understand the benefits and risks of various sizes of implants to help you decide a size that is right and healthy for your body type during your consultations. However, if you’re looking into breast augmentation before speaking with our clinic, a good way to get an a healthy breast size expectation is to speak with women who have a similar body type to you and ensuring that you’re looking at surgery results with women that have your body type. Having realistic expectations about the size of breast implant that is right and healthy for your body will ensure that your thinking positively about the surgery and avoid any healthy risks associated with breast implants that are too big for your body.


Deciding on breast augmentation surgery is a positive but big choice. This being said, it is a choice that should be made once you have all the information and consulted with a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Harris. During the pre-surgery process, it is important to be honest about your expectations for results with Dr. Harris as this will help ensure that the results meet your expectations. Giving and receiving all the necessary information with Dr. Harris during your consultations is the best way go through your expectations for surgery to confirm that they are realistic.

Post-Surgery Recovery & Activity

The post-surgery recovery process and activity guidelines are unique to each patient however; it is not realistic to expect to recover successfully without taking the proper steps or to get back to your regular routine days after having the surgery. During your consultations, Dr. Harris will go through each recovery step that is to be taken after your surgery to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. In addition to giving you recovery instructions and booking your post-operative appointments, Dr. Harris will advise you on when you can get back to your regular routine. It is important to avoid getting back to your daily routine too early. Even simple tasks if done too early such as taking a basket of laundry up the stairs, unloading the dishwasher, vacuuming, or driving can put you at risk of injury.


After breast augmentation surgery, you will have minimal scarring in well-concealed areas such as the crease under your breast, your armpit, or border of your areola. Dr. Harris always performs breast augmentation surgeries to minimize scarring so that incisions are not easily detected.

Please contact us to coordinate a consultation appointment with Dr. Harris to determine if breast augmentation is suitable for you. Be certain to discuss your desired outcome with Dr. Harris to ensure that all options are included in your consultation for your comprehensive cosmetic plastic surgery plan.