Breast Augmentation Candidates: Are Breast Implants Right for You?

A woman wearing a braBreast augmentation surgery can give you the full bust and curvy shape that you have been seeking. But it's important to understand that not all patients are candidates for this procedure. Before recommending this procedure, Dr. Suzanne Yee will review your medical history and take note of your unique needs and goals to determine if breast augmentation surgery is right for you. To learn more about requirements for breast augmentation candidates, contact Dr. Yee's Little Rock, AR, office today.

Physical Requirements of Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation, you will need to meet certain physical requirements in order to qualify for surgery. Patients should be in good overall health, and free from any type of autoimmune disorders, cancers, or other serious conditions. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo breast augmentation surgery.

An ideal breast augmentation candidate is:

  • At least 18 years old if she wishes to receive saline implants
  • At least 22 years old if she wishes to receive silicone implants
  • Currently dissatisfied with the size or symmetry of her breasts
  • Realistic about the results she wishes to achieve
  • Aware that breast augmentation will eventually require revision surgery

Planning Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Once Dr. Yee has determined that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery, she will begin to develop a treatment plan based on your desired results. Patients can select a type of implant, choose submuscular or subglandular placement, and review incision options. Each of these decisions will have an affect on the results of your procedure. Dr. Yee will review these individual options in detail, helping you to understand their unique characteristics and advantages. This will allow you to select a treatment plan that is best for your body type, breast size, and aesthetic goals.

In some cases, candidates also choose to include breast lift surgery with their augmentation. As we age, skin loses elasticity, and the breasts can begin to sag. A breast lift involves removing excess skin and other tissues to create a more taut, youthful bust. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Yee can combine both procedures into a single treatment, which offers patients several benefits. For example, this option allows patients to experience the results of two procedures, while only paying for services such as anesthesia once. It also allows the patient to consolidate recovery time. 

Breast Augmentation Benefits

For the right patients, breast augmentation can provide:

  • Increased confidence
  • A curvier and fuller bust
  • Enhanced cleavage
  • New choices in tops, swimsuits, and bras
  • Long-lasting, flattering results
  • Discreet incisions resulting in minimal scarring

In addition to these results, Dr. Yee's patients also enjoy the luxury of having a doctor who offers a unique combination of surgical skill and artistic vision.

Learn More about Your Candidacy

Dr. Yee has made it her mission to create positive, life-changing experiences for each and every one of her patients. To learn more about what makes a good breast augmentation candidate, contact Dr. Yee's office today.

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