Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the most popular and common form of cosmetic plastic surgery.  If you’re considering altering your breast size or shape, rest assured that you’re not alone. Whether you’re interested in a bigger cup size or a breast lift (or both), here’s what you need to consider when deciding if breast augmentation surgery is right for you.

At Rick J. Smith, MD, our plastic surgeon Dr. Rick Smith and our team offer a range of aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures at our office in East Lansing, Michigan. Our friendly staff can answer your questions about our services from our comfortable office designed to put you at ease. 

How to decide if breast augmentation is right for you

The decision to undergo breast augmentation or any cosmetic procedure is deeply personal. Some women get breast augmentation for purely cosmetic reasons, while others may need to undergo a procedure for health or medical conditions, like to reduce pain or after breast cancer treatment.

Whatever your reasons, the first step is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Smith will conduct a comprehensive review of your medical history and background and discuss your goals. We will then determine if you are eligible for the procedure.  

Everyone is different, but the basic guidelines for being a candidate for breast augmentation include:

Breast augmentation surgery is safe, and the results can be very satisfying and personally rewarding. However, it’s essential to have realistic expectations before and after any cosmetic and plastic surgery procedure.

Dr. Smith and our team will work with you to help you meet your goals and choose the procedure that’s right for you.

Another important factor to consider is the time it will take to recover and heal from surgery. Healing and recovery times vary depending on the person and the type of surgery, but it can take anywhere from four to six weeks or longer.

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and to find out if you’re a good candidate, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith at our office in East Lansing, Michigan, or request an appointment online.

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