Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery or breast enhancement is a type of cosmetic surgery that has become increasing popular over the last several years. During breast augmentation surgery, breast implants are placed in the breasts to increase the size as well alter the shape of the breasts. Many women get breast implants to boost their self-esteem or simply to have a more feminine figure. Whichever the reason, it?'s important to determine if you?'re a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery before going under the knife.

Age

Depending on your age, you may or may not be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. You should be over the age of 21 before you decide to undergo the invasive surgery. This is because the breasts may not stop growing until you are in your early 20?'s. Also remember that you must be 22 years of age to be eligible for silicone gel implants.

Reason

The reason for getting breast implants may also be considered when determining if you?'re a good candidate. If you?'re not happy with your entire appearance, breast augmentation may not necessarily fix your problem. If it?'s for reasons such as reconstruction or asymmetry, you may be a great candidate for the surgery.

Risks

You must first consider and acknowledge all of the risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. You should know that breast implants could interfere with future mammograms, self breast examinations and breast feeding. Breast implants also do not last forever. Are you finically set to afford a new set of implants later in life? Are you aware that the implant could rupture a day after surgery?

Irreversible

It?'s good to remember that getting breast augmentation is irreversible. Even if you do take out the implants later down the line, you will most likely be left with loose sagging skin as the implants destroy any breast tissue that you may have had prior to the surgery.

Illnesses

If you have any illnesses or are taking any medications, breast augmentation may not be right for you. Depending on the severity of your illness, the surgery could interfere with your recovery or treatment method. It?'s best to talk to your doctor about the risk of breast augmentation surgery before choosing this route.

If you feel that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery and would like future information, contact a plastic surgery center near you.

 

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