According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the number one most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. With that being said, it’s best to thoroughly research your options before deciding to receive breast implants. If you’re unhappy with the size of your bust and are wondering if implants are right for you, there are some considerations that should factor into your final decision.
Your Current Health Status
Surgery of any kind places demands on your cardiovascular and immune systems. For an elective surgery, such as receiving breast implants, it’s best if you are already in good general health. This will increase the likelihood of you having a successful surgery and recovery.
Your Current Weight
If you are underweight, you may want to try gaining a few pounds before having breast implants. This is especially true if you have not been underweight your whole life and may expect to gain in the future. For example, if you lost a lot of weight due to cancer treatments or a digestive issue that has since been resolved, you may want to gain weight to see if your breasts increase in size.
For those who have been thin or at a steady weight their whole lives, gaining may not be possible or advisable. If you are a normal weight or mildly overweight, gaining weight to plump your breasts isn’t a good idea and breast implants may be right for you.
The Demands of Your Lifestyle
The recovery period for this procedure is usually weeks. This means you will have to take time away from your everyday activities. It is important to make sure you have adequate healing time for you to have the best results. Healing from surgery will likely demand you rest far more than you would normally. Ideally, you should have someone who will be able to help you in the weeks after surgery and take over some, or all, of your daily tasks.
Good candidates for breast implants have a realistic expectation of what the procedure can do for them. They understand that breast implants will give them a fuller bust, but they know that the procedure won’t make them a different person.
Learn More About Breast Implants
If you are not happy with the size of your breasts, breast implants at Hanemann Plastic Surgery may be the right choice for you. If you’d like to discuss your options and receive a professional evaluation, visit our office in Baton Rouge for a consultation. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.