Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?


Breast augmentation, or increasing breast size through the use of breast implants, is a surgical procedure designed to increase the size and enhance the shape of a woman's breasts. 
There are many reasons women seek breast augmentation: 

  • you feel insecure about the size of your breasts and wish they were larger 
  • clothes that fit snugly around your hips and waist are often loose at the bustline 
  • you feel self-conscious wearing a form fitting top or bathing suit 
  • one of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other 
  • your breasts have lost their shape and  firmness after having children 
  • weight loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts 

If you identify with one or more of the above statements, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation.  

However, you might not be a good candidate for breast implants if you: 

  • are a teenager 
  • are being pressured  by others to have breast augmentation 
  • are in poor physical health 
  • have unrealistic expectations about what breast implants will do

Many women who have undergone breast augmentation describe getting breast implants as a decision that profoundly and beneficially affected their self-esteem, physical appearance, and social life.  If you have decided that you want breast augmentation or have more questions, schedule a consultation with your doctor.  The decision to get breast implants is very personal, and it's one that only you and your doctor can make. 

Article by
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon