Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you would like to improve the appearance of your breasts, then breast augmentation may be the ideal procedure for you. Breast augmentation can be a life-changing experience, providing a boost in self-confidence and helping you look and feel your very best.
Before moving forward with your procedure, it is important to first determine whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation. While this page provides a basic overview of candidacy criteria, the best way to find out whether breast augmentation is right for you is to speak with one of the doctors at Marietta Plastic Surgery in person.
Please call 770-425-0118 today to schedule your consultation at one of our offices in the Atlanta area.
Important Candidacy Criteria for Breast Augmentation
In order to be considered a candidate for breast augmentation, you must meet the following criteria:
- Good overall health
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
- At least 18 years old (you must be at least 22 if you prefer silicone breast implants)
- Emotionally mature enough to understand the impact of this important decision
Goals Accomplished by Breast Augmentation
There are many reasons why you may want to consider breast augmentation. It is an effective way to achieve the following goals:
- Increase the size of small breasts
- Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped breasts
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Restore lost breast volume caused by pregnancy or weight loss
- As part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy
While breast augmentation can address mild sagging issues, it is not effective for correcting significant sagging. If this is your primary goal, our Atlanta plastic surgeons may recommend a breast lift for more effective results.
Breast Augmentation and Future Pregnancy Plans
Future pregnancy plans will not rule you out as a candidate for breast augmentation, and in most cases it will not interfere with your ability to breastfeed. However, you may want to wait to move forward with your procedure until you are done having children. Pregnancy results in changes in breast size and volume which can adversely impact your breast augmentation results.
If you would like to find out whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Atlanta, Marietta, and Woodstock, Georgia.