Many types of women will have breast augmentation, because this procedure can be adapted to all kinds of body types and customized for individual patient preferences. Still, there are some basic criteria you must meet to be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
Your breasts are fully developed.
Younger women may choose to get breast implants, but it’s important to hold off on this decision until the breasts are fully developed. Otherwise, it may be hard to predict the final results of the surgery given the future growth and changes that the breasts may experience.
You have noticed age-related changes in your breasts.
There is certainly no upper-age limit for breast augmentation, and if you have seen changes in your breasts as a result of the aging process, you may wish to restore your figure and your confidence. Over time, the breasts may lose volume, and they may sag, losing their perkiness. A breast lift can help, but augmentation may also be necessary to restore the volume that’s been lost over time.
You are physically and mentally healthy.
Because breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, you should be in good physical health to have the procedure. You should also be mentally healthy with realistic expectations of the surgery, or you may not be satisfied by the results. Ideally, breast augmentation should help you feel more comfortable in your body and feel more confident.
You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause significant changes to the breasts, so you will not want to have surgery until you are no longer breastfeeding. If you are hoping to have children years down the road and are considering breast augmentation now, your surgeon can help you plan your surgery to avoid any future issues breastfeeding.
Of course, you will need to consult a physician in person to know for sure if you are a candidate for breast augmentation. For an appointment at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, call (405) 546-2702. Our cosmetic surgery practice provides compassionate, individualized care to help every patient get exceptional results.