Breast augmentation surgeries have become some of the most popular invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. Even as new cosmetic procedures have come on the scene, breast implants remain incredibly well-loved. However, this may not be the right choice for everyone. Read on to discover if you are a good candidate for breast implants.
Are Your Breasts Asymmetrical?
Many women have one breast that is larger than the other. This is just a reflection of their genes and their development. You can utilize breast implants to equalize and balance both breasts.
Are Your Breasts Smaller Than You Would Like Them to Be?
This is the major reason we hear given from women who come to our clinic. Many patients have A or B-cup breasts and want to go to C, D or even higher. If you are interested in going up several cup sizes, you may want to try wearing a prosthesis that will mimic the size of your desired breast implants to help you see how you will fit into your clothes.
Have Your Breasts Decreased in Size As You Have Aged?
Even if you were once happy with the size of your breasts, you may be seeing them decrease in size now due to aging. Some women also experience a reduction in breast tissue following pregnancy and lactation.
Are You in Generally Good Health?
You should be in generally good health without any major chronic diseases that would affect how you do with anesthesia or recover from surgery.
Are You Prepared for an Invasive Procedure?
Breast augmentations do require incisions that are often made underneath the breast wall. While we can hide these scars, you will always be able to see some marks from the surgery. You will need general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia with IV sedation for comfort.
Do You Have the Necessary Time to Recover?
It may take a couple of weeks or longer before you are able to return to work depending on what activities you do at work. It will take at least six weeks before you can perform strenuous activities.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations of the Surgical Outcome?
While you can expect your breasts to look larger, have a gorgeous shape and great projection, you should realize that a breast augmentation is not going to change every part of your life. However, many women do find that their increased confidence levels help them at work and during social events.
Despite all these necessary qualifications, many women who come to see us are indeed good candidates for breast implants. Once the surgery is over and they have recovered, the majority of our patients are incredibly pleased with their results and state that they are happy that they got implants. Whether you have never been pleased with the shape or size of your breasts or have recently discovered that your breasts have decreased in size, we can help you achieve the bust of your dreams with one simple procedure.
To learn more about how breast implants could help you create the look you’ve always wanted, contact us today at Metairie Plastic Surgeons and schedule your consultation! Our team proudly serves you from Metairie, LA!