One of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures is breast augmentation. Breast augmentation surgery restores or increases the breast size by using saline implants, silicone gel implants, and in some cases, fat transfer is used. Breast augmentation has a very long and successful history of restoring and enhancing a woman’s body.
Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation
As with every plastic surgery procedure, there are pros and cons.
Your clothes will look and fit better
The surgery is easy and quick; you can go home a few hours after the surgery
The implants will eventually need to be replaced
They will require monitoring
There have been cases where the implants have leaked or broken
Loss of sensitivity in nipples
Every type of surgery comes with risks
Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation
One breast differs in shape or size from the other breast
One or both of your breasts didn’t develop normally
You are not happy with the shape, size, or firmness of your breasts after pregnancy, weight loss, or the aging process
You have had a mastectomy
What Makes a Woman a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation
Must be in good overall health
Must not be pregnant or breast feeding
Must be realistic about the results
Must realize you are having surgery and there are always risks involved
Must be able to take a few days off from work to recover
Must realize there will be a scar (that will fade over time)
Must realize the loss of sensitivity in the nipples can greatly affect breastfeeding and intimacy
Millions of women have had breast augmentation surgery, if you have a family member of friend who has had the procedure done talk to them about it. It can’t hurt to listen, and it can help with deciding if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you're looking into cosmetic surgery options, contact Dr. Gregory Roche today. From hormone replacement therapy to breast implants, we can discuss all your options.