Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most requested aesthetic surgeries available, with over 280,000 procedures performed each year in the United States alone. Despite its popularity, not everyone is a good candidate. If you’re considering receiving breast implants and are curious if you’d be a good fit for the procedure, there are some prerequisites that are shared among all good surgical candidates. While of course each case is different, there are some factors to keep in mind when considering your suitability for breast implants.
You’re Through with Pregnancy
Whether you already have several children or are simply not interested in motherhood, it’s best to be certain you won’t become pregnant in the future before getting breast implants. While of course plenty of women get implants while they are young and disregard this advice, you need to accept that future pregnancy can cause your breast tissue to grow. This, in addition to implants, can leave you with a bust that is comically large. You should be sure you are done having children or you are willing to undergo a revision should you become pregnant in the future.
You Are Done Lactating
Any type of cosmetic surgery to the breasts can make future lactation impossible. For this reason, you should either be through having children or be comfortable with offering formula to a new child before you consider breast implants. While it’s always a possibility that surgery won’t impact your ability to breastfeed, the reality remains that it’s far more likely you won’t be able to lactate successfully again.
You Are in Good General Health
Breast implant surgery makes demands on your cardiovascular system and your immune system. You will need to be in good health to have a good result. If you have any chronic diseases or conditions that could make undergoing surgery risky, talk to us about minimizing those risks before making your final decision.
You Have a Support System
Recovery from breast implant surgery is usually routine and patients return to work within six weeks. However, activities such as preparing meals, bathing or getting dressed may be uncomfortable at first. You will likely want another adult to help you for at least the first week.
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If you are considering breast implants, there any many factors that can impact your candidacy. To discuss your case and determine if breast implants are right for you, schedule a no-pressure, confidential appointment at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. We can help you make an informed decision about breast implant surgery for achieving your aesthetic goals. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.