Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery, with over 300,000 procedures performed in 2017 alone. Augmentation, loosely referred to as a ‘boob job’, helps concerned women fill out their bra. Cosmetic surgeons aim to achieve a more proportionate breast size that contributes to a more appealing body profile. Women who have augmentation often report feeling more confident in their own bodies.

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

You may be a good candidate for this procedure if:

  • You are physically healthy and are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are unhappy with the shape or volume of your breasts, perhaps due to pregnancy, aging, or weight loss
  • You’re dissatisfied with an ‘empty-looking’ upper breast area
  • You have asymmetrical breasts
  • Your expectations are realistic
  • Either or both of your breasts didn’t develop normally and thus have an overly elongated shape

You are not a good candidate for breast augmentation if:

  • You’re under 18 years in age
  • You’ve had radiation therapy in the past
  • You have unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved through this cosmetic procedure
  • You do not understand how breast augmentation works, what costs are involved, and how recovery works
  • You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have an infection

How many days do I have to stay off work?

Breast augmentation isn’t one of those intensive procedures that ground you for weeks. Although you won’t be feeling like your full self for the first few days, you normally can resume office work after a week. How long you take to recover will be determined by how well your augmentation is done, and whether or not you experience post-operation challenges. Your surgeon is best placed to evaluate your progress and recommend a reasonable timeline with regards to getting back to work.

What are ‘realistic expectations’ for breast augmentation?

It’s important you have realistic expectations so that you are happy with the results of the procedure. Your surgeon will discuss your particular case and determine what can be reasonably achieved. It’s not possible, for instance, to go from small to huge all at once. If you’re starting with a small A cup, don’t expect to scale up all the way to a DD cup in one procedure. Your skin and body needs time to adjust to changes, so your surgeon might recommend a number of procedures (years apart) to achieve the full expectations.

Only an artistic surgeon will achieve the results you’re looking for!

Ever watched the Botched TV Series where expert plastic surgeons try to remedy past plastic surgeries that went very wrong? Not all plastic surgeons are the same. If you’re looking to get quality results, you need to do your homework thoroughly and find a highly qualified, board-certified, and proved plastic surgeon. This might be the most important preparation step you take before the surgery. Don’t be lured by low costs alone. As it goes, cheap could be expensive. Nobody wants to pay cheap for a procedure only to spend more and waste valuable time in revisions. Working with a top breast augmentation surgeon is one step closer to attaining the results you desire.