“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”
Are you a fearful person? Are you prone to getting anxiety after researching all the pros and cons of things? Do you ask Dr. Google about every ache and pain you have?
If you’ve answered yes to any, or all, of these questions the prospect of a breast augmentation (and all the possible complications) could be a daunting thing for you.
So how do you get past these fears and find the courage to move forward on your breast augmentation journey? Let's talk about it...
What’s Your Biggest Fear of Getting Breast Implants?
Take a deep breath... is it of something going wrong during surgery? If it is, that's totally normal! You can even ask your plastic surgeon about this... trust me, they won’t be surprised to hear you ask.
I want you to know that there is nothing at all wrong with you going into your breast augmentation journey with a little bit of fear. To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes... "All great men and women feel fear. The difference between them and everyone else, is that they choose to dance with it." :-)
Do Your Breast Implant Research, But Beware of Google
Deciding to have any kind of surgery or procedure is a big decision and one you should make knowing about the risks and benefits. But just beware of what you're going to find if you Google "breast implant complications."
Breast augmentation is like so many things... statistically, having complications are very low, but you're going to find every single extreme complication if you go looking for them. And if you’re a research-the-hell-out-of-it kind of person, you’re liable to grind to a halt in your boobie journey if you take complications out of context.
It’s important to do your research and feel confident in your decision, but don’t let Google get in your way.
Trust Your Gut When It Comes to Breast Implants
I hear this so often in life and it rarely lets me down. Only make a decision and move forward when it all feels right.
It's okay to change your mind, too!
If your gut is telling you to go for it, then go for it! And if you're still having doubts, it's perfectly fine to take a break on your boobie journey!
Having boobies is great, I won't lie, but it is super important to feel confident in your decision before moving forward. Regardless of your decision, be sure of your motivations and always stay true to yourself.
Thoughts from Dr. Ben WoodFear of the unknown is definitely one of the hardest parts of having surgery. Jenny Eden is right that you can find a wide range of materials on the internet, but it's difficult to ever know if you can trust the source.
We do everything that we can to make sure that you feel informed and aware of everything related to your surgery.
That includes time meeting in person, as well as a wealth of information on our website and videos that we've prepared, so that you know it's from a source that you can trust.