Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It’s a surgery that can improve the size, shape and overall appearance of the breasts for many women who are unhappy with the natural look of their breasts. Who is an ideal patient for breast augmentation surgery? Let’s find out!
The Right Procedure
Before committing to a breast augmentation procedure, it’s important to ensure that you’re selecting the right type of procedure for your desired results. Patients should discuss their goals and expectations with their surgeon at a consultation prior to making any decisions to make sure that they understand all of the details associated with each type of procedure. There are different procedures to achieve your breast augmentation goals. These procedures may involve placing silicone or saline implants above or below the chest muscle, while others use fat grafting techniques to fill out the breasts and create a fuller, more symmetrical shape.
It’s also important to note that there are risks associated with each procedure such as infection, bleeding, scarring, fat necrosis and implant rupture over time so it is very important that patients understand all risks prior to undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery.
The Right Age
This procedure is not recommended for patients under 18 years old as the body is still developing and changing during this time. After 18, it is possible to have a breast augmentation procedure if it’s deemed medically necessary by a healthcare provider or desired by the patient. If a patient is considering undergoing this procedure, they should be in good physical and mental health before making a decision to do so.
Are You Healthy Enough for Surgery?
The best candidates are those who have no underlying medical conditions that could potentially complicate the operation or put them at risk during or after surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate your health history and current medications to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo the surgery safely.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
It is important that patients have realistic goals when considering breast augmentation surgery. While the procedure can lift, add volume and provide a more attractive shape to your chest, it cannot fix all body image issues or give you perfect breasts. It is important to discuss your expectations with your doctor beforehand so that they can ensure that the outcome meets your goals.
Can You Commit To Post-Operative Care?
In addition to being prepared before the procedure, it is also important that patients follow all post-procedure instructions and are willing to commit to post-operative care following their breast augmentation surgery. This includes taking certain medications such as an antibiotic as prescribed by their doctor, avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting, wearing a support bra and attending all follow-up appointments with their surgeon. Not following these instructions can lead to complications during recovery or subpar results.
Ultimately, an ideal patient for breast augmentation surgery should be 18 or older, in good physical and emotional health and have realistic goals/expectations about what can be achieved through this type of cosmetic procedure. It’s important to discuss all options with your surgeon before making any commitments to ensure that you are selecting the best approach for you. With proper preparation and knowledge, you can be sure that your experience with breast augmentation surgery will be successful! If you are ready to take the first step towards your procedure, give Dr. Alton Ingram at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville a call to schedule your complimentary consultation. The number is (615) 431-3710. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your goals.