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Breast Augmentation Candidate

Posted On: April 30, 2019 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Uncategorized

ASPS Posts An Article: “Are You a Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?”

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Since 1999, I have been a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Their mission is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards for training, ethics, physician practice, and research in plastic surgery. The society also provides a section on their website called “ASPS Plastic Surgery Blog” which informs the public on research, procedures, and safety.

Last week on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, they posted a blog, “Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation?“ Within the article, they stated something that I genuinely try to do during every consultation, which is to listen to the patient. The blog noted that the decision to get breast implants is highly personal, and I have found that discussing the patients’ goals, setting the right expectations, and agreeing on the size of the implants is very important to achieve the perfect outcome for the patient.

Below are the 9 points within this article for the question, “Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?”

  1. In general, you should be in good physical health, meaning not having an active infection, untreated cancer or serious illnesses. If you have medical issues, it’s essential to discuss them with your surgeon so that they can help you decide whether or not breast implant surgery is suitable for you.
  2. If your breasts are sagging, flattened, elongated, asymmetrical or lacking adequate cleavage or volume, there is a good chance that you’re an excellent candidate for this surgery.
  3. Most surgeons prefer that you do not smoke or consume significant amounts of alcohol.
  4. Because this surgery can permanently alter your appearance, it’s crucial for you to be in a healthy frame of mind when you decide on this surgery.
  5. While this is a surgery that will change how you look, it’s important to remember that it cannot fix body image issues or give you a wildly different appearance. You should maintain realistic expectations and listen to your surgeon’s honest assessment of your goals.
  6. The best candidate for breast augmentation understands the risks as well as the rewards. The surgery is generally considered safe, and implants are FDA-approved, but with any surgery, there are some risks involved.
  7. It is essential to understand that breast enhancement should be done strictly for yourself and because you believe it will increase your own happiness or confidence. You should never get cosmetic work done because someone else wants you to.
  8. You should have the ability to properly rest and recover post-surgery. You will not be able to perform certain tasks or do any heavy lifting, so it’s important for you to schedule help in advance.
  9. For saline implants, the FDA requires you to be at least 18 years old. If you want silicone implants, the minimum age is 22.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder and learn more about if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery, call our office at (310) 275-4513 in Beverly Hills or fill out our online contact form today.