Today many women seek breast augmentation plastic surgery to enhance the appearance of their breasts.
This surgery allows the creation of more voluptuous and appealing breasts by increasing the size of naturally small breasts, developing more symmetrical breasts or making the breasts appear fuller.
At times, women seek breast augmentation after a mastectomy to restore the appearance of their breasts as well as their self-confidence. An experienced breast surgeon will cautiously assess a woman as a candidate for breast augmentation surgery and offer her detailed information enabling her to make a well-informed decision.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove provides breast augmentation surgery and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Reasons for Choosing Breast Enhancement
At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to comprehend the woman’s reasons for seeking breast augmentation surgery.
The candidate herself is the only person who can truly describe her reasons for choosing this procedure as well as discuss the facets of her breasts that she finds unappealing. In general, women undergo breast augmentation cosmetic surgery for the below mentioned reasons:
- Attaining a more curvaceous and appealing body shape
- Restoring volume in the breasts after pregnancy or weight loss
- Creating a more symmetrical breast appearance
- Enhancing the breast size in proportion to the rest of the body
- Correcting birth defects in one or both breasts
- Addressing micromastia by increasing the size of the breasts
- Reconstructing one or both breasts after mastectomy
- Improving a woman’s body image and confidence
Good breast augmentation candidates have realistic expectations, a positive mindset, and clear aesthetic goals.
Breast augmentation is quite an invasive surgery, which makes it necessary for the patient to be in good general health. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s health records thoroughly as well as understand her breast structure and skin elasticity in the breast area. They may also order specialized mammograms if required.
The patient should reveal all relevant information about her current medical condition to the surgeon for her own safety. This will enable the surgeon to make the necessary alterations to the breast augmentation surgical plan.
The patient should have moderate and stable body weight and should not have any infections, cancerous, or pre-cancerous tissues in the breast area. She should also not be pregnant or nursing.
If the patient smokes, the surgeon will require her to stop smoking completely for a specified duration before and after the breast augmentation surgery. On top of this, the surgeon may change her schedule of prescription and non-prescription medications in discussion with the prescribing physician.
The patient should remain properly hydrated prior to breast enhancement surgery. She should also consume a balanced diet which is rich in lean proteins to expedite the recovery process. The patient may consult a nutritionist to receive the best dietary guidance.
According to the FDA, a candidate should be over 21 years of age to be eligible to receive silicone breast implants. The minimum age requirement is reduced to 18 years in the case of saline implants.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation and other aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
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