Are You a Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation

As with every plastic surgery procedure, there are pros and cons.


  • 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


  • 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.