Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, both in the United States and across the globe. Breast augmentation can give you the silhouette you’ve always wanted and endless confidence.
If you’ve ever considered breast augmentation, you’ve probably wondered if you’re an ideal candidate for the surgery. If you meet the following requirements, breast augmentation may be right for you:
- Good physical health
Before you undergo any type of surgery, you should be in the best physical condition possible. Be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you’re unsure of diet or activity recommendations, consult your physician or plastic surgeon.
- Breasts that are sagging, flattened, elongated, asymmetrical, or lacking in volume
Breast augmentation is only for patients who want to improve something about their breasts, such as size or shape.
- Do not smoke
Smoking is generally bad for your health, especially if you plan to have surgery. If you’re planning on going under the knife, quit smoking now.
- Limited alcohol consumption
While some alcohol consumption is okay, overindulging in the booze is never a good idea. Refrain from drinking alcohol in large quantities during the months leading up to surgery.
- Good mental health, especially self-image
Being in a good mental state is essential for having a quality surgical experience. Patients with histories of depression, anxiety, or paranoia should disclose this to their surgeon as they may need a psychiatric consult prior to surgery. Setting realistic expectations for your post-surgery results is also a very important part of having a positive outcome.
- Proper recovery accommodations
You’ll need at least six weeks of recovery time after your breast augmentation procedure. For the first few days, your doctor will prescribe pain medication. You will have swelling and scarring that will improve with time. Having a place to rest that is comfortable and clean is crucial during your recovery.
- Appropriate age
The FDA regulates the age at which a person can receive saline and silicone breast implants. Patients must be 18 for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants.
If you check all of these boxes, then call Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Tampa Bay to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation. Dr. Watt works with a talented team of cosmetic surgery professionals, helping Tampa Bay’s residents improve their confidence, self-esteem, and future outlook with safe cosmetic surgery in a clean, JCAHO-accredited facility. Check out our before and after photos, then call (813) 547-5499 to schedule your appointment today.