You’ve seen them on TV, plastered all over the internet and maybe even know someone who’s had some unfortunate luck herself. Yes, we’re talking about botched boob jobs. And while they obviously can and do happen, there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the boob job of your dreams and not your worst nightmare.
1. Check Credentials
When choosing the right cosmetic surgeon, it’s essential that you do a little detective work for yourself. Make sure he or she is reputable, experienced and, most importantly, trained, to do the job you want. Skimping in this department is going to cost you in the long run, so don’t be shy about asking questions.
Ask to see before and after photos, ask about specific training and accreditation and make sure this person has performed breast augmentations before.
2. Read Reviews
If you wouldn’t go get your hair cut without asking around about the stylist first, why would you blindly walk into a cosmetic surgeon’s office for your breast implants? The internet makes it super easy to read reviews from real people who have worked with a particular cosmetic surgeon in the past. Take advantage of this wonderful technology and check up on the practice before scheduling your procedure.
3. Keep It Real
Finding the right cosmetic surgeon is only half the battle when it comes to preventing a botched boob job. You’ve also got to do your part and make sure that your expectations for your results are realistic and attainable. If not, you might want to rethink your motivations for getting one in the first place, as this can spell disaster from the get-go.