A breast augmentation should be collaborative... with decisions made between you and your surgeon. But you should also own your breast augmentation. And here's how...
Your surgeon is the cosmetic artist and a medical library rolled in to one... and in the breast augmentation community are your boobie sisters and therapists at times!
So, what’s your role?
You’ve got to own your part of the breast augmentation journey girl. And your parts of the journey (as well as being the key player, let's face it!) look a bit like this..
Think of yourself as a negotiator... you need to be able to get your view (i.e. your boob wishes) over clearly to your surgeon so they know what you're hoping to achieve from surgery.
But you also need to be your own advocate. Don't pick a surgeon who you have to wrangle over every decision with, but do pick someone who listens to you and works with you.
This bit should come first really! Whether or not you go prepared to your consultations (you should do, by the way) you need to be ready to... listen.
You and your surgeon together make all the important decisions about your breast augmentation... like which implant and which incision site. These decisions you reach together after you've told your surgeon what you hope to gain from breast implant surgery.
After your surgery you take ownership of your breast augmentation by listening to (see above!) and following your surgeon's post-op instructions. A breast augmentation is a BIG investment and your relationship with breast implants could be a long one so you need to make sure you start off as you mean to go on.
Be patient (as best you can!).
It can take 3 months to take ownership of your implants
Be kind to yourself too... you will learn to 'own' your breast implants with time.
We all know there are haters... and we probably all know a hater! So, what are you going to do if you're faced with someone who thinks your decision (which is a very personal one) is something they can trash?
You're going to have the courage to defend girl! Ok, so it shouldn't be about 'defending yourself' as this is your decision. But, it can help you take ownership of your new girls if you're primed for the haters - and if you have some handy "mind your own beeswax" type responses!
This is your breast augmentation yes, but it is also a collaborative road to the new girls and you can take ownership of very step :)