Am I Suitable for Breast Implants?
Your age and level of health play an important role in determining whether or not you are eligible for augmentation surgery.
In general, you are considered a suitable candidate for breast implants if you wish to alter the size and shape of your breasts due to:
Asymmetrical breasts, where you would classify the appearance of the breasts as uneven or odd.
- A decrease in size or loss of breast shape that resulted from childbirth or losing weight.
- The lack of confidence and satisfaction with the size of your natural breasts.
- Feeling the need to correct a deformity that affects your breast(s).
You are NOT a Good Candidate at this time if you are:
- A woman who has an active infection anywhere in the body.
- A woman with existing cancer or pre-cancer who has not received adequate treatment for those conditions.
- A woman who is currently pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Other physical and emotional factors can also affect your individual breast augmentation procedure, recovery and final result.
Carefully consider the following factors so you can discuss them with your surgeon:
- Your overall health.
- Your healing capabilities, which can be affected by smoking, alcohol and medications.
- Prior breast surgeries.
- Bleeding tendencies.
- Predisposition to developing a hardened capsule around the implant
Breast implants are not lifetime devices, and breast implantation is likely not a one-time surgery. You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. These additional surgeries can include implant removal with or without replacement, or they can include other surgical procedures. When you have your implants replaced, your risk of future complications may increase compared to first time (primary) augmentation surgery.