5 Things to Think About Before Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Preparing for breast augmentation consultation.

Planning on scheduling a breast augmentation consultation at our plastic surgery practice in San Diego, CA? We’re so excited for you! While people often consider the consultation the start of a plastic surgery journey, there’s actually quite a bit that goes on before you step into our office or connect with us virtually. It all starts with you—your concerns, your goals, and your vision for your body.

Where to begin? Read on for a few things to think about and questions to ask yourself before you head in (or log on) for your consultation.

What’s your lifestyle like?

Your lifestyle and activity level play a role in picking out the right implant type, size, material, placement, and so on for you. If you’re highly active, for example, you’ll likely want to go for a moderate size increase with a light, durable implant.

Think about your exercise routine and athletic activities, so your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you choose an implant that will be comfortable and convenient for you now and years in the future.

Women working out in gym together

What look are you going for with your breast augmentation?

Researching implants themselves is important, but you might find it more helpful to start by focusing on the results you’re looking for and working back from there.

What shape and size would you like to see? How far would you like your breasts to project from your chest? Having a clear idea of your desired look will help your surgeon select the right implants to make that look a reality.


What do you like to wear or want to wear after your breast augmentation?

Does your current breast size keep you from wearing the clothes you really want to wear? Or are you looking to maintain your style post-surgery?

With LJC’s signature Curves Connection® sizing session, you’ll have the chance to try on different implant sizes under your clothes and take home photos of yourself so you can think it over and choose the size you love most.

Woman in blue jeans wearing a white t-shirt. Back view. White background.

Are you realistically ready for breast augmentation surgery?

Are you in the right place in terms of time, finances, and mindset? Making sure that this is a realistic and right time for your surgery will help you have the lowest-stress, most rewarding experience possible.

If you’re not ready, either because you’re not in a healthy mindset or you aren’t able to follow your recovery instructions, your surgeon might recommend you hold off on breast augmentation for now. Learn more reasons a plastic surgeon may turn down your request in this previous blog post.

Doctors and patients sit and talk. At the table near the window in the hospital.

What do you still need to know?

Your cosmetic consultation is your time to ask any and all questions you have about breast augmentation and what you can expect. What do you still feel unsure or curious about?

Write down your list of questions for your surgeon, so you don’t forget anything when you get to your appointment. These can be questions about risks, recovery, costs, results, credentials—anything you need to know so that you feel comfortable and confident taking your next steps.

Let’s Get Started

Curious about the kinds of results you can expect after breast augmentation? Visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you have other questions or want to learn more about breast augmentation here in San Diego, we’d love to hear from you! To get in touch, contact us online or call (858) 452-1981.