Female breasts can lose their size as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. This often leads to a situation where women have breasts that are too small in proportion to their body frame. In some cases, the breasts have uneven size and shape, triggering a negative self-image and sometimes resulting in low self-esteem and confidence.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Houston?
Breast enlargement gives your breasts more size and shape to balance your proportions. Plastic surgeons consider a number of factors to figure out whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
- General good health
Like many other surgeries, you need to be in good health in order to receive a breast augmentation. If you are suffering from an illness, make sure to let your surgeon know. Dr. Balinger is well versed in cosmetic surgery and will be in a position to determine whether the procedure is safe or not based on your current health and medical history.
- Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your breasts
You are a good candidate for breast enlargement surgery if you are unhappy with the current size of your breasts. In addition to increasing the breast volume, this procedure can also help address unevenness where one breast is larger than the other.
- You are not pregnant
Both pregnancy and breast implants are life-changing events. For this reason, it is advisable that you have each at its own time. Dr. Balinger recommends that women wait for at least 12 months (after breast enlargement surgery) before trying to get pregnant.
- You have realistic expectations
Having an unrealistic mentality about this treatment could lead to mental health issues later due to disappointment. Patients must be aware of the fact that this surgery is aimed at improvement, not perfection.
- You are not too committed
If you lack an adjustable schedule, then you may not be a good candidate for breast augmentation. This is because immediately after the surgery, you will need time to rest and recover. You also need a helper to help get things done during the first few days of recovery.
- You are the right age
Saline-filled breast implants are only approved for women who are 18 years or older. On the other hand, silicone implants are meant for use by women who are 22 years or older. This is based on the fact that below this age, the breasts may still be developing.
Breast augmentation is a highly individualized treatment. For this reason, Dr. Chris emphasizes that patients ensure they are doing this procedure strictly for themselves, not because someone else told them to. Remember you are the one who is going to live with the changes to your appearance, so it’s good to be sure you want this cosmetic treatment.
During your initial breast augmentation Houston consultation with Dr. Balinger, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and examine your breasts before letting you know whether this procedure is for you. If you have small breasts that are also drooping, Dr. Balinger may recommend that you have a combined breast augmentation and lift procedure.