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Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation or Breast Enhancement?
Breast Augmentation can be a life-changing experience, improving your self-confidence and overall body image. Your breasts are one of the most prominent features on your body. Shapely, proportionate, and attractive breasts can increase feelings of femininity, desirability, and overall self-esteem. Women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts are ideal candidates for breast enhancement surgery. However, the decision to undergo any cosmetic breast surgery is deeply personal and should only be made after you have done extensive research about both your procedure and your doctor.
For women who feel their breasts are too small for their frames, Dr. Newman can perform a breast augmentation procedure that provides a fuller, more appealing chest. Women who suffer from droopy, sagging breasts may benefit more from a breast lift to restore a perky, youthful appearance. Women with cumbersome, disproportionate, and large breasts often choose to have a breast reduction surgery to increase comfort and restore symmetry to their upper body. Depending on your individual condition, these procedures can be performed by themselves or in conjunction with another procedure to provide you the look you have always desired.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation should be in good overall health, understand all of the risks and benefits involved in the procedure, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery. At your initial consultation, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman will learn your aesthetic goals to help determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Aesthetic Issues Addressed by Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation is commonly performed to:
- Increase the size of small breasts
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Restore lost fullness and volume due to pregnancy or weight loss
- Correct mild sagging issues
- Restore lost firmness
Generally, breast augmentation alone will not be effective for correcting significant sagging issues. In these situations, Dr. Newman may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with your breast augmentation. There are cases where Dr. Newman can lift the breast significantly just with augmentation, but these are specific situations and not everyone is a candidate for this approach.
Breast Enhancement and Pregnancy
While the desire to become pregnant down the road does not rule you out as a candidate for breast implant surgery, it is a factor that should be considered when deciding whether or not to undergo the procedure. Future pregnancies can potentially impact your results, diminishing the effectiveness of your procedure.
In general, if you are planning to have children in the very short term, then it is a good idea to wait until you are done with childbirth before undergoing breast augmentation. In order to ensure that you fully understand the impact of future pregnancies on your results, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Newman at your initial consultation.
Breast Implants and Teenagers
The FDA has approved saline breast implants for use in women over the age of 18 and silicone breast implants for use in women over the age of 22. However, meeting these minimum age requirements does not necessarily ensure that you are a suitable candidate for breast augmentation. There are multiple factors that must be evaluated when breast augmentation is being performed on a teenager or young adult.
Please contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman today to schedule your free initial consultation. Dr. Newman sees patients in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, New York.