Making The Timing Decision
Can you afford to pay for the procedure? Yes.
Can you schedule one week off from your vocation for recovery? Yes.
Are you proactively trying to get pregnant? No.
If this is the case, then the best time is now. Think about it: why do you want a breast augmentation in the first place? It's because you want to feel more confident and beautiful.
When is the best time to feel more confident and beautiful? Is the best time now, or "in a couple years"? Of course, the answer is "Now.”
Recently, I had a 33-year-old patient who was a mom. I did a breast augmentation (saline, moderate profile). She went from a B to a full C cup.
Looking at her post-op results, she told me how thrilled she was. She exclaimed, "I wish I had met you 10 years ago!"
I get that so often. And I'm sure other surgeons do also. The reason for this wish is simple: patients love the way they look and feel, and wish that had experienced boost in self-esteem sooner in their lives.
So technically, based on patient feedback, the best time to feel confident and beautiful is "years ago". But, since we can't travel back in time, if you can afford to and are not family planning, the second best choice is now. And if you are actively trying to get pregnant with your partner, of course, wait.
Keep doing the research that you are doing. Getting your doubts addressed and your questions answered will help you come to a decision. The best patients are informed ones.
Now you have an understanding of how to time your decision. There is still plenty more to learn about. I suggest reading about how you can choose the ideal implant size and shape.
And be sure to go to many consultations. Doing so will actually save you time. A consultation is where you will get the best quality information directly from a plastic surgeon.