If you are interested in undergoing breast enhancement surgery, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In general, most women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure are ideal candidates for one of several breast procedures. But there are certain factors that should be considered when determining if breast enhancement is the right procedure to address your unique aesthetic goals.
This page contains basic information on who is an ideal candidate for breast enhancement surgery, but the best way to determine whether the procedure is right for you is to speak with us in person. Please call (866) 221-9665 today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our board certified Denver plastic surgeons.
Aesthetic Issues Addressed by Breast Enhancement
Breast surgery is an excellent option to address the following aesthetic goals:
- Increase the size of small breasts
- Restore lost breast volume caused by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss
- Improve the shape of breasts
- Correct breast asymmetry
- As part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy
If your primary goal is to correct sagging issues, then a breast lift may be the best procedure to achieve your goals. Sometimes our plastic surgeons may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with breast implants in order to add volume and correct sagging issues.
Age and Lifestyle Considerations
The FDA has approved saline breast implants for women ages 18 and over and silicone breast implants for women ages 22 and older. While there is no one best age for breast enhancement, you should wait until you are physically and emotionally mature enough to undergo the procedure.
Most women’s breasts reach full maturity in their late teens or early 20s. When evaluating your emotional maturity, ask yourself whether you are happy with important decisions after you make them or if you tend to regret these decisions. If you are generally satisfied with your major life choices, then you are most likely emotionally mature enough to undergo breast enhancement.
An important lifestyle choice to consider is your plans for future pregnancies. While breast enhancement surgery does not interfere with your ability to become pregnant or breastfeed, future pregnancies may adversely impact the results of your procedure. If you are planning on having children in the near future, you should factor these plans into your decision to get breast enhancement.
Physical Health Considerations
Ideal breast enhancement candidates:
- Are in good overall health
- Do not have any malignant or pre-malignant breast tumors
- Are near their ideal weight
- Do not have an untreated infection or autoimmune disease which may impact your recovery
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking during the procedure and recovery period
If you do not meet all of these health requirements, do not worry. Some of them can be considered recommendations. However, it is important to disclose your full medical history to one of our plastic surgeons when discussing your breast enhancement candidacy.
Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery online or by phone at (866) 221-9665 today to schedule your breast enhancement consultation. We serve patients in Denver and Littleton, Colorado.