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Breast Augmentation Candidacy

In evaluating patients to determine their breast augmentation candidacy during consultations at his Charlotte plastic surgery practice, Dr. Erik Miles takes multiple factors into account. These include her age, her medical history, her psychological and overall health, and her reasons for undergoing the procedure. Fundamental to the success of any plastic surgery procedure, not to mention the patient’s success with her results, is a thorough screening process during the initial consultation. Dr. Miles is meticulous in making certain that patients are excellent candidates for breast implants before allowing them to undergo breast augmentation.

Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation? To find out, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Miles at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today.

Who is a good candidate for a breast augmentation?

Dr. Miles looks for several traits when assessing breast augmentation candidacy at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Patients must first be mature enough to make the important decision to undergo any elective cosmetic surgical procedure, including breast augmentation. Patients who undergo breast augmentation should also be at least 18 years of age and have breasts that are fully developed. Patients should come to the consultation prepared to discuss their medical history, including information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments that they have received, any previous breast biopsies or breast surgery, and current medications. It is important that patients are open and thorough about their medical histories in order to avoid exposing themselves unnecessarily to breast augmentation risks. Patients should also discuss any personal or family history of breast disease and previous or planned pregnancies.

Breast augmentation should only be performed to satisfy personal goals and should not be pursued in an attempt to achieve an ideal body image based on cultural or social pressures. Some women are constantly bothered by the feeling that their breasts are naturally too small. This can cause self-esteem issues related to a negative body image. Sometimes patients who are self-conscious about their small breast size will avoid certain social situations. These patients will often avoid wearing clothing such as swimsuits or form-fitting tops.

Other women seek to restore breast volume lost after aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. It is common that patients will present with breasts of different sizes. Sometimes this causes challenges finding clothes that fit properly. Breast augmentation is an excellent way to address these asymmetries. Breast augmentation is an excellent way to restore self-confidence and self-esteem.

Breast augmentation is also commonly combined with breast lift surgery for patients who wish to restore a more youthful appearance to sagging breasts while also achieving a fuller, more voluptuous bust line.

Otherwise, good candidates for breast augmentation include patients who have realistic expectations for the results they can achieve through the procedure, as well as those who understand what to expect during every stage of the surgery, including the breast augmentation recovery period.

What are the common reasons for undergoing breast augmentation?

Women choose to undergo breast augmentation for various personal reasons. Breast implant surgery performed by plastic surgeons is the most popular way to improve breast size and shape. Perception about the ideal breast size varies greatly between patients. Some women desire fuller breasts because they feel that their breasts are naturally too small or under developed. This can cause self-esteem issues related to a negative body image. Other women seek to restore breast volume lost after aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. It is common for patients to have breasts of different sizes. Sometimes this causes challenges finding clothes that fit properly. Breast augmentation is an excellent way to address these asymmetries. These patients will often avoid wearing clothing such as swimsuits or form-fitting tops. Breast enhancement with implants is an excellent way to give a woman a more proportional shape and improve self-esteem.

Learn More about Breast Augmentation Candidacy at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

If you feel you are interested in learning more breast augmentation candidacy at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we invite you to contact our Huntersville office today. You can also call us at (704) 896-5556. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!