Are You A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast implants are small, medical-grade sacs comprised of an elastomer shell with a self-sealing filling valve located on either the front or back. Saline implants are the most common type of implant used today due to the FDA's ban on the use of silicone breast implants in the United States in 1992.

Are You A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Some implants are pre-filled, but most are filled after surgery. It's this filling that blows the implant up like a water balloon to increase breast size. Breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The size of breast implants is measured in cubic centimeters (ccs), and they increase the size of a woman's breasts one cup size every 175 to 200 ccs. Generally, implants come in three sizes, and the size of the implant that is used depends on the patient's desired outcome and the size breasts that their physical frame can support. Choosing a breast implant that is too large can cause surgical complications or make the implant visible through the skin after the surgery.

The best candidates for breast surgery are women who are emotionally well-adjusted and who have a thorough understanding of the procedure. They are in good health, have a history of physical activity, and eat a healthy diet. Breast surgery is a good choice to enhance a figure, but not to completely change it.

Women Seek Breast Surgery For A Number Of Reasons

  • Being genetically disposed to smaller breasts.
  • Being genetically disposed to breasts that are not symmetrical, with one breast having a different size or shape than the other.
  • Breast cancer patients often seek breast reconstruction surgery because a breast is partially or totally removed as part of the cancer treatment.
  • Reduced firmness from aging.
  • Drooping or sagging breasts after child bearing and breast feeding (this condition requires two procedures: breast lift and breast augmentation).

There Are Six Main Clinical Parameters On Initial Consultation

  1. Patient's body build and height.
  2. Natural breast size, shape and symmetry.
  3. Nipple position in relation to the breast.
  4. The quality of breast skin.
  5. Chest wall shape and dimension.
  6. Patient's desire for cup size and shape.