Breast augmentation surgery helps many women get the breasts of their dreams each year. The procedure is safe when performed by a talented and experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited medical facility or hospital. However, there are things you should know before getting a boob job. Here are three of them: Choosing the size and type of breast implants is essential for the success of your procedureWhen it comes to breast implant surgery, the most important decision you will have to make together with the plastic surgeon is related to the type of the breast implant to be used. Nowadays we are using the fifth generation of breast implants that are safer and more durable than ever. Also, most of the complications associated with the use of implants have been eliminated with the new generation of breast implants. These implants are called gummy bears as their shape and texture are similar to the snack we are all familiar with. The implants come in different shapes, volumes, and surface texture, and it is essential to choose implants after exact measurements and depending on the anatomy of the patient and her aesthetic goals.It can take up to three months or more for the breasts to settle and dropWhat you should know before getting a boob job is that it can take a while for the final results to occur. Immediately after the surgery, your breasts will be bigger but also higher than normal on the chest wall. This is completely normal, and the breasts will descend with time. The plastic surgeon might advise you to use a belt over the top part of the breasts to help them descend sooner. With the swelling and the bruising, it can take a few weeks and even months to subside. Then in a few months, the breasts will soften and descend on the chest wall, and this is when the patient can start to enjoy the results fully.Breast implants do not come with a lifetime warrantyWhen getting a boob job especially at a young age, the patient should know that chances are another procedure will be required over time. Breast implants have a limited warranty of no more than ten to fifteen years. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the implants need to be removed and replaced immediately after the warranty is over, but the patient should pay attention to all signs that occur in the breasts and monitor the implants in case they rupture and need to be replaced.When undergoing a boob job later in life, chances are the patient won’t need to remove and replace the implants, but depends from patient to patient. To monitor the condition of the implants, a yearly mammogram or breast echography is necessary.