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What Factors Make Someone a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Posted July 05, 2016 in Blog

Over 400,000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed in the United States every year. Are you a good candidate for this procedure? The following factors suggest that you might be:

  • You have realistic expectations for the procedure, informed by a qualified surgeon. Be sure to research and evaluate alternative non-surgical interventions.
  • You have fully-developed breasts. Most doctors recommend against performing breast augmentation surgery on adolescent patients, whose bodies are still developing.
  • You are in good general health. Patients fighting severe illnesses or infections should avoid having surgeries that are not specifically intended to address their medical problems. Patients who have untreated breast cancer should not get breast augmentation surgery, although they may be candidates for surgery after the cancer has been treated.
  • A qualified doctor has assessed your chest muscles and breasts and searched for contraindications. Undiagnosed breast conditions can cause serious complications or require your surgery to be postponed or canceled. Abnormal mammograms should be followed with additional examination or testing as needed.
  • You are not allergic to any material used in the implants or during surgery. Inform your doctor and surgery team of any allergies to medications or other substances. Some allergies, like a latex allergy, can be accommodated during surgery with the use of latex-free gloves and other devices.
  • You are willing to listen to and abide by your doctor’s instructions regarding post-operative care. You need to follow such guidelines to avoid risks or complications.

For a free, private consultation about your breast augmentation surgery options in Cleveland, please call our team at The Cosmetic Surgery Center at (216) 264-8100.

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