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Who Is A Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

Almost any healthy woman who wants to enhance her figure with breast implants may do so. There are a number of reasons why women seek breast augmentation. Many women never develop the size they desire. Other women will lose breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss and would like to have it restored. Some women will have a noticeable difference between the sizes of the two breasts and would like to have them made equal.

If you are considering breast augmentation it is important to determine whether you are ready to do so from three different standpoints: physical, emotional, and financial.

The first thing the doctor will do is assess your physical health. He will ask you about previous operations, previous hospitalizations, presence of chronic diseases, medications, allergies, smoking history, pregnancies, and mammograms. If you have a healthy heart and lungs you should tolerate anesthesia and surgery fine. However, if you have severe chronic diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease it would not be in your best interest to pursue breast implant surgery. There are a number of other diseases that may make you a poor candidate for surgery.

It is also important that you be emotionally ready for the stress of a surgical procedure and recovery. Cosmetic surgery generally should not be performed in close proximity to major life events such as a death of a loved one or your wedding. Also you need to make sure you are doing this for yourself and not because someone else wants you to do it. It is also best when you have the support of your family when seeking cosmetic surgery, especially during the recovery period.

An important aspect of breast augmentation that is rarely discussed is its financial impact over the course of your lifetime. If there are complications there will be additional costs early on. Even if there are no surgical complications one should anticipate future expenses as the implants are not likely to last you the rest of your life. Even if your implants last 15 years, a 20 year old patient would be looking at three or more additional operations during her lifetime. These costs should be taken into consideration when you are budgeting for your surgery.



 

Contact us if you are interested in Breast Augmentation and would like a confidential consultation. Or call our Little Rock, Arkansas plastic surgery office at 501-224-1300 or 800-750-7607.