If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts and in good general health, you are most likely a candidate for breast augmentation. The only way to know definitively whether you are a candidate is by consulting an experienced plastic surgeon. Factors playing a role in your candidacy include:
- Age. You must be at least 18 to receive saline implants, and at least 22 years of age for silicone implants.
- Physical health. You must be in good overall physical health, and be free from certain infections and medical conditions.
- Mental health. If you have been diagnosed with any psychological disorders, breast augmentation may or may not be an option for you at this time, but will certainly be something to consider and discuss with your plastic surgeon.
- Expectations of breast augmentation. You must be informed of all the possible risks of the surgery and have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve.
Another important factor to consider is pregnancy. If you plan to become pregnant in the near future, you may want to postpone a breast augmentation – the reason being that the physical changes accompanying pregnancy and breastfeeding may impact the results of the procedure.
For women who are candidates, breast augmentation can add volume to breasts while improving shape and symmetry. If you are interested in restoring the appearance of sagging breasts, a breast lift may be more appropriate.
To find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation in Jacksonville, Florida, please contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Ankit Desai to schedule a consultation.