Since 1990, Naples breast surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña has been helping patients achieve the best possible results from breast augmentation. An essential part of ensuring positive results is careful selection of patients.
Dr. Peña will first listen to your concerns and personal cosmetic goals. You should be sure to share information about your medical history, and tell him what specifically you hope to achieve through your breast augmentation. Then he will thoroughly examine your body and skin to determine whether you are a good candidate for a breast enlargement, or if a different procedure, like a breast lift, might be a better option. In determining your candidacy, there is no substitute for a personal consultation with Dr. Peña. Schedule an appointment today.
Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation
The goal of breast enhancement is to improve the appearance of your breasts to restore self-confidence and a positive self-image. Breast augmentation is commonly used to improve the appearance of:
- Small breasts
- Fallen or shrunken breasts
- Uneven or asymmetric breasts
- Unusually shaped breasts
For most women, breast augmentation is a good solution. In fact, breast augmentation is one of the plastic surgery procedures with the highest patient satisfaction rates in both ASPS studies and informal surveys. In a five-year study, 99% of women receiving breast augmentation said they would have the procedure again.
In addition to desiring an improved breast appearance, breast augmentation candidates should be:
- Physically healthy
- Over age 18, or 22 if considering silicone breast implants
- Leading a reasonably active lifestyle
- At or near their ideal weight
- Non-smokers--smoking increases risks and diminishes the quality of results
- Emotionally healthy
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
To make yourself a good candidate, you should study the potential risks of the procedure and compare them to the potential benefits. If you are obese, are smokers, have significant medical or psychological issues, you may be considered a poor candidate for breast augmentation.
Establishing Realistic Expectations for Breast Augmentation
You should work hard to be psychologically prepared for your procedure. This includes educating yourself about the many options for the procedure and which might best fit your lifestyle and cosmetic goals. Also, get a sense of what can and cannot be achieved through breast augmentation. Our breast augmentation before and after gallery can give a good idea about what kinds of results you might be able to see.