Knowing When to Be a Control Freak and When to Listen to Your Plastic Surgeon

One of these days, I really want to remodel my master bathroom. Why?

Because it’s tiny.

How tiny? Let’s just say that I can sit on the toilet, wash my hands, and draw a bath all at the same time. Thank you 1970’s! :-)

When that time comes, I'll likely hire a designer—but the last thing I want is for them to come in and just do whatever they feel like, right?

On one hand, I want to make sure they knew my preferences, wishes and desires. On the other, I hired them because they are amazing at their craft and shouldn’t need micromanaging.

Think of your plastic surgeon in the same way.

During your journey from exploring to enjoying breast implants, there are certain decisions I feel strongly about you personally making, and others that I feel are best left to your plastic surgeon.

Here’s a quick list of three areas where I think you should personally decide versus allowing your plastic surgeon to make the final call...

General sizing vs. Exact CC’s

Sooner or later you’re going to ask “How big should I go?” Here’s my recommendation: Supply your plastic surgeon with Boobie Guide photos that mirror the size you want to be, and let him or her decide on the implant volume.

Sometimes I hear women say, “My plastic surgeon says I should go with 500cc’s, but I think I should go with 550’s.” If you don’t have peace about their expertise give or take 100cc’s, you’re either being too controlling or you don’t trust them.

Saline vs. Silicone

There are a lot of implications between the different types of breast implants. Even though most surgeons will strongly prefer one over the others, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each and make this decision for yourself. Your plastic surgeon may try to sway you, but stick to your guns.

Incision Site

If any decision falls into the area of collaboration, it’s definitely incision site. Not only are there several options for you to choose from, but all of them have a number of variables that can be unique both to you and your plastic surgeon.

I am very happy that I got an areolar incision, but this was largely in part to it also being my surgeons preferred site.

So what’s the bottom line? It’s your body, and you should decide—but don’t be such a control freak that you don’t allow your plastic surgeon to be the professional they are.