A breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, is a popular plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the projection and volume of the patient’s breasts using silicone or saline breast implants. While your plastic surgeon will help you determine if surgery is right for you, it can be important to educate yourself on the procedure and the qualities of a good candidate in order to make an informed and empowered decision.
- In Good Health: As with any type of surgical procedure, candidates for a breast augmentation should be in good general health with realistic expectations regarding the results. It is important to discuss all of your current health conditions and medications with your plastic surgeon during your initial consultation to determine your eligibility for the procedure. In most cases, individuals suffering from certain diseases, such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or a bleeding disorder, are not candidates for breast augmentation.
- Unhappy with Breast Size: You may be a great candidate for breast augmentation if you are unhappy with the size or proportion of your breasts. Breast enhancement through the use of implants can be performed on women whose breasts vary in size or shape, who are unhappy with their naturally small breasts, and who have lost shape or volume following pregnancy or weight loss.
- Committed to Maintaining Results: It is important to understand that candidates for breast augmentation will need to be committed to maintaining the results of the procedure. This may include making certain lifestyle changes to your diet or exercise routine, performing specific massage techniques, and visiting your plastic surgeon for follow-up appointments.
For more information breast augmentation and other cosmetic breast procedures, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.
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