Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a common cosmetic surgery that can help women achieve more balance, fullness, and symmetry in the breasts. This procedure is particularly popular with women who are looking to augment naturally small breasts or reverse the effects of aging, motherhood, and gravity. One of the best things about breast enlargement surgery is that Dr. Ruston Sanchez can design a highly customized procedure that is suited to achieve each woman’s individual goals. However, it is important to understand that this procedure may not be for everyone.

Good candidates for breast enlargement surgery

Plastic surgeons use a variety of considerations to help determine who the right candidate for cosmetic breast surgery is. To start with, you need to be in good mental and physical health before you can qualify for this procedure. This is important to ensure that there are minimal risks and that you recover optimally after the operation. Attending an initial consultation with Dr. Ruston is often the first step to learn more about your suitability for breast enlargement. During this one-on-one visit, the surgeon will learn more about your needs and expectations as well as give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure.

In a nutshell, you may be the right candidate for breast implant surgery if:

  • You are in good physical and emotional health
  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You are close to your ideal weight goal
  • You have breasts that are fully developed

What does breast augmentation accomplish?

Breast enlargement cosmetic surgery is often the procedure of choice for women who are looking to achieve the following cosmetic goals:

  • Add size and volume to breasts that appear small
  • Improve symmetry and balance on both breasts
  • Reverse loss of breast shape and volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, dramatic weight loss, aging, or gravity
  • Achieve a fuller and rounder profile to breasts that appear ‘deflated’ on the upper area
    Improve cosmetic breast appearance following a breast reconstruction procedure
  • Enhance and balance breasts that may have developed abnormally

When is the right time to have an augmentation mammoplasty?

You may have saline implants as long as you are above 18 years of age. The FDA requires that women are at least 22 years old before they can have silicone implants. It may not be a good time to have this procedure if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an infection, or undergoing cancer treatment (or have untreated cancer). Outside of these restrictions, the best time to have breast enlargement surgery should be influenced by your own schedule, preferences, and the availability of the selected plastic surgeon.

Additional considerations for breast enlargement procedure

Dr. Ruston Sanchez is committed to delivering the best possible outcome with each breast enlargement patient in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana areas. For this reason, the surgeon takes the time to understand your precise needs and fine-tune your treatment to achieve your goals. During the pre-operative consultation phase, the surgeon will consider other factors such as your lifestyle habits, use of tobacco and other drugs, consumption of herbal supplements, use of certain medication, and previous breast surgeries before giving a green light. In many cases, you’ll be given a list of steps to follow in order to ensure that your body is ready for a successful procedure.

Note: Ensuring that you are the right candidate and following your plastic surgeon’s instructions is very important before you move forward with cosmetic breast surgery. In addition, you also want to conduct thorough research and learn as much as possible about this treatment.