Consistently at the top of the most performed, and popular, cosmetic surgeries in the United States, breast augmentation can serve many purposes for women around the country and is a safe procedure when performed by a trained and certified plastic surgeon.
In fact, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation procedures rose three percent from 2016 to 2017 (the latest data available), with more than 300,000 women opting for augmentation, making it easily the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the country.
With that being said, it’s important to find out beforehand if breast augmentation and breast implants are the best for you, or if you are a qualified candidate for the procedure. Most women have breast augmentation as a great option available to them, but Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Loveland put together this resource for you to check if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation.
What to Consider Before Breast Implants
As with any medical procedure, it’s imperative that you consider all factors before going through with the procedure, and breast augmentation is no different. Breast implants are a great way to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts for a number of reasons that are personal to the individual.
However, breast augmentation doesn’t necessarily change your looks to match whatever idel in your mind or cause people to perceive or treat you differently. Breast implants won’t fix sagging breasts, which instead is treated through a breast lift procedure. Breast implants are also not a forever-solution — they will need to be replaced at some point — which is easily done and generally occurs 10 years down the road. If you’re a tobacco user, you’ll need to stop smoking for at least two weeks before the surgery.
- Breast augmentation will not fix sagging breasts, but a breast lift can
- Breast implants do not last forever and will need to be replaced, roughly 10 years later
- Tobacco users will need to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure
General Requirements for Breast Implants
Every good plastic surgeon’s primary concern is your overall health and well-being, and we take that very seriously here at Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In order to be a good candidate for breast augmentation and breast implants, you need to fit some general parameters before consideration.
First and foremost, you should want breast augmentation for yourself and not to please somebody else if you have reservations. You should be in strong physical health and not breastfeeding or pregnant. Beyond that, your breasts must be fully developed and you must be at least 18 years old. While not requirements, most women seeking breast augmentation wish to enlarge the size of their breasts, improve their shape or to correct breasts when they are naturally asymmetrical.
- You should want breast implants for yourself, not to please another person
- You must be in good physical health and cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
- Your breasts must be fully developed and you must be at least 18 years old
Have An Idea of Which Breast Implants
Lastly, there are two main types of breast implants and you may want to have an idea of which option would be best for your body and needs. This can be further delved into during your consultation, but it never hurts for you to have information going in to help weigh in your decision. The main two breast implants are silicone and saline, which you can read more about in our previous post.
- There are two main types of breast implants: silicone or saline
- It’s good to have general info on each type going into your consultation
- Each type of breast implant has positive features and can be the best fit for your body and needs
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!
We hope you found this post helpful, and as always, the best way to know if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation is to consult a trusted and certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Warren Schutte right here in Loveland. So contact us today to set up your free consultation!