Are You a Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

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.

Pros

  • Self confidence
  • Your clothes will look and fit better
  • The surgery is easy and quick; you can go home a few hours after the surgery

Cons

  • 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.