Breast Implant Candidates: Determining Your Eligibility

Woman crossing arms over naked breastsIn general, most healthy women who want to enhance their figure are good breast implant candidates. Jacksonville cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Tyrone can determine your eligibility for the popular procedure during a consultation. A highly trained and experienced surgeon, Dr. Tyrone will be happy to explain your breast augmentation options and answer any questions you have. Contact our friendly staff to make an appointment today.

Breast Augmentation With Implants

Breast augmentation with implants is a safe and common procedure that can help women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. Depending on individual preference, patients can choose from silicone or saline implants in a variety of sizes and shapes. During this procedure, Dr. Tyrone places the implants within the breasts while the patient is under twilight sedation. His surgical skill and precise techniques ensure a quick recovery with minimal discomfort.

General Considerations

You must be at least 18 to receive saline breast implants, and at least 22 to receive silicone breast implants. You will need to be in good general health, with no untreated infections or breast cancer. During your consultation, Dr. Tyrone will review your medical history to determine whether you are healthy enough for breast implant surgery. You should not be pregnant or nursing, and you should wait at least six months after giving birth to ensure the size and texture of your breasts have stabilized. Ideally, you should also be at or near your optimal weight, have a relatively active lifestyle, and eat a balanced diet to reduce the risk of complications for the procedure. If you smoke, you will need to quit for several weeks before and after the procedure. It is important to notify our office of any medical conditions, medications, allergies, and smoking history on your intake forms so we are aware of any factors that could compromise your health and safety.

Individual Considerations

Breast augmentation is a very personal decision. Women who are considering the procedure usually have one or more of the following goals:

  • Achieving better proportion between the breasts and the rest of the body
  • Improving symmetry between breasts that are different sizes or shapes
  • Feeling more feminine and attractive
  • Restoring volume to breasts after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Boosting confidence and improving body image

It is also important to have realistic expectations about the results that breast implant surgery can achieve. Greater satisfaction with the way you look and filling out certain clothes you could not wear before your procedure are realistic expectations. Improving a personal relationship as a result of your surgery, for example, is not.

The Importance of Choosing Your Provider

Ensuring your satisfaction with your surgery experience and outcome is largely dependent on who you choose to be your care provider. Dr. Tyrone is a board-certified plastic surgeon who trained at some of the finest medical institutions in the U.S. An award-winning surgeon, Dr. Tyrone also has a reputation for truly listening to his patients to understand their unique goals. To schedule your consultation and learn more about your candidacy for breast augmentation, contact us today.

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