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Is Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery For You?

Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery

September 05, 2019 | 3 minute read

What is Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery?

Many women today seek breast augmentation cosmetic surgery to improve their breast appearance.

This surgery offers a woman more voluptuous and attractive breasts by enhancing the size of naturally small breasts, creating more symmetrical breasts or making the breasts look fuller.

Sometimes, women seek breast enhancement after a mastectomy to restore their breast appearance as well as their self-confidence. A well-qualified breast surgeon will carefully evaluate a woman as a candidate for breast enhancement surgery and provide her with detailed information to allow her to make a poignant choice.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez provides breast augmentation to patients in El Paso, TX and surrounding locations.

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery Before & After Photos


Reasons for Choosing Breast Augmentation

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to understand the woman’s reasons for considering breast enhancement surgery.

Only the candidate herself can accurately elucidate her reasons for seeking this procedure as well as discuss the aspects of her breasts that she finds unattractive. Women usually undergo breast augmentation plastic surgery for the following reasons:

  • Achieving a more voluptuous and attractive figure
  • Restoring fullness in the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Developing a more symmetrical breast appearance
  • Augmenting the breast size in proportion to the rest of the body
  • Correcting birth defects in the breast area
  • Addressing micromastia by enhancing the breast size
  • Reconstructing the breast(s) after a mastectomy
  • Enhancing a woman’s confidence and body image

Ideal breast enhancement candidates have reasonable expectations, a positive frame of mind, and clear cosmetic goals.

Medical Requirements

Breast augmentation is invasive plastic surgery, which makes it important for the patient to be in good overall health. The surgeon will assess the medical records of the patient as well as her breast anatomy and skin elasticity in the breast region. If necessary, they may also order specialized mammograms.

The patient should disclose all pertinent information about her present health condition to the breast surgeon for her own safety. This will allow the surgeon to make the necessary changes to the breast augmentation surgical plan.

In addition, the patient should have stable and moderate body weight and should not have any cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues or infections in the breast region. She should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, as well.

Lifestyle Requirements

In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask her to discontinue smoking entirely for a specified period before and after breast enhancement surgery. In addition, the surgeon may alter her schedule of prescription and non-prescription drugs in discussion with the prescribing doctor.

The patient should stay properly hydrated before breast augmentation surgery as well as consume a balanced diet that is rich in lean proteins to aid the recovery process. The patient may also consult a nutritionist for the best dietary guidance.

Age Requirements

The FDA requires that a candidate should be above the age of 21 years to be able to receive silicone breast implants. It reduces the minimum age requirement to 18 years in the case of saline implants.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX and nearby areas for various cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast, body, and face.

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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