Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the size of a woman’s breasts and/or improves breast asymmetry with breast implants. We offer saline or silicone implants in a range of sizes, making this an easily customizable procedure.
While breast augmentation can have a significant impact on an individual’s body image and self-confidence, it’s essential to approach the decision with realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of the procedure’s benefits and potential risks.
A healthy woman bothered by the appearance of her breasts and wishing to improve her overall body image is a good candidate for breast augmentation. Patients should have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome and recognize that breast augmentation may not solve all body image issues. Additionally, candidates should be non-smokers or willing to stop smoking permanently or for at least six weeks before and six weeks after surgery.
While breast augmentation can be a suitable option for many women, it may not be appropriate in some cases. Due to the higher risks involved with surgery, medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, or a compromised immune system, may prevent women from being good candidates for breast augmentation.
Women currently pregnant or breastfeeding should also wait until after they have finished nursing before considering breast augmentation. Additionally, a breast lift may be a more appropriate option if a woman’s primary concern is sagging or drooping breasts rather than size. A consultation with Dr. Nakamura is needed to determine whether breast augmentation is suitable for your individual needs and circumstances.
The outcome of breast augmentation surgery is highly influenced by various things, such as the chosen implant size and type, the surgical approach employed, and the individual’s unique anatomical features. However, breast augmentation is generally known to improve the fullness, symmetry, and size of the breasts, resulting in a more balanced and visually appealing appearance.
It is worth noting that breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that entails certain risks and potential complications. As such, it’s important to follow the recommended postoperative instructions to minimize these risks and ensure the best possible outcome.
If you’re thinking about breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nakamura, at our Arlington, TX, practice. Dr. Nakamura has extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgeries and can offer you personalized advice on the best approach to achieve your desired results.
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