Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

One of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the world today is breast augmentation. Due to advancements in technology and research, surgeons have improved on the surgery a lot.
These advancements and increased acceptance by women who want the procedure saw the demand for this surgery rise. However, not all women are a good fit for the procedure. Here are a few ways to know if breast augmentation is right for you.

If You Are in Good Health

Cosmetic surgeons all over the world agree that for anyone to qualify for the procedure, their overall health must be optimal. They should not be suffering from serious infections or illnesses. Furthermore, if one is suffering from a medical issue, they should give this information to the surgeon. This will help the surgeon determine if the breast augmentation procedure is safe for the individual.

If Your Mental Health Is Good

For you to be considered fit for the procedure, you need to be of sound mental health. This is because the surgery will permanently alter your outward appearance. When it is done, you have to accept the changes and learn to live with them.

If Your Age Allows It

Fit candidates for this procedure must be at least 18 years old. The FDA approved the use of saline implants for women who are at least 18 years old. However, silicone implants are approved for women who are at least 22 years old. Cosmetic surgeons agree that teenagers should wait until they are adults before undergoing breast augmentation.

Also, your breasts must be fully developed to qualify for this procedure. Surgeons do not advise doing this procedure or any other cosmetic breast surgery on developing breasts. However, the age differs for everyone. Some women still experience changes in their breasts into their twenties while others have fully matured breasts in their late teens.

If Your Breasts Lost Volume

If you are a woman who has lost your breast’s volume or shape, this procedure is right for you. It is a condition that is common among mothers as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. This can change the size and shape of your breast. However, other factors such as excessive weight loss and aging may also have the same effects.

If You Understand What It Entails

If you understand not only the benefits but also the risks breast augmentation comes with. Although it is safe and FDA-approved, any surgery has its risks. Additionally, you must understand that after the surgery, you will need some time off to recover.

You will not be able to perform certain tasks, hence the need for a helper. If you understand all these and you are okay with it, then breast augmentation is the procedure for you.

To find out more on whether breast augmentation is perfect for you, visit Restivo Plastic Surgery at our office in Wailuku, Hawaii. You can also call (808) 204-4800 to schedule an appointment today.

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