Ideal Breast Augmentation Candidates
There are a number of reasons why women want to increase breast size. An ideal breast augmentation candidate is a woman who desires breast augmentation to gain improved breast shape and/or symmetry, or someone who lacks breast volume due to:
- Weight loss
Additionally, physicians generally require that their patients be physically and psychologically healthy, not currently pregnant or nursing, aware of the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation, and realistic in their breast implant surgery expectations. Furthermore, ideal patients should be those who are seeking breast augmentation for their own self-image, rather than to please others.
Patients who meet the aforementioned expectations are the most likely to have rewarding surgical experiences, especially when they find a qualified breast augmentation specialist.
During your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon, he/she will perform a physical, as well as a mental/emotional, exam to determine if this procedure can provide you with the results that you are seeking. It is best to be completely honest with your doctor. Failure to do so may result in an unsatisfactory outcome, as well as a higher potential for risks and/or complications to arise.
Learn about your options with saline and silicone gel breast implants in "Silicone Implants - FDA Give Cohesive Gel the Green Light."