Women can undergo breast augmentation surgery to change the shape or make breasts larger. Physicians can use plastic surgery to achieve the desired effect.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Anyone who desires to have larger breasts for personal or emotional reasons is probably a good candidate for this surgery. Some women have size differences or want to revert to a past size they had before pregnancy. Both of these reasons are positive ones for moving forward with this procedure. Patients in their 30s are the average age, although people in their 40s and 50s have had successful results with this operation.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

A physician might not recommend this surgery for someone with a family history of cancer. The implants placed into the body can interfere with some screening processes that might be necessary for the future. For example, the implants might prevent a mammogram from effectively scanning tissue to detect abnormalities.

Anyone with a history of cysts may also wish to avoid this procedure. This is because cysts often require biopsies to rule out cancer. A biopsy needle might accidently deflate an implant.

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who may become pregnant in the future should wait until childbearing is over. Augmentation is not concucive to breastfeeding.

Weight loss and gain also have an impact on the size and shape of a woman's chest. Consequently, patients should be at a stable weight without any planned loss or gain in the future before proceeding with implants.

Does the Surgery Help with Sagging?

Sagging is a common complaint, especially with aging or after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The way sagging occurs depends on the size of the tissue. Some nipples droop below the lower crease. In this case, surgery will also be needed to lift, which can also be done at the same time implants are inserted. Patients must understand that this type of lifting procedure will result in scars that can be noticeable. Placement of inserts without the lifting procedure can result in an undesired appearance with the tissue.

Is there a Connection Between Implants and Cancer?

Physicians are quick to reassure patients that both silicone and saline implants do not have an elevated risk for cancer due to their presence in the body. A simple examination of the number of women who have undergrow augmentation and the number of women in general with breast cancer is revealing. This comparison indicates that the prevalence of cancer would be much higher if the surgery had a correlation with this illness because the number of women who have had the surgery is higher than those who have cancer. Anyone with implants who does get cancer should have the same recovery and remission chances as someone without them.

Discuss a desire for breast augmentation with a physician to determine whether it is the right choice for you.