If you feel self-conscious about your small breasts, or would like to restore lost volume, breast augmentation can transform the size and shape of your breasts.  Breast augmentation continues to be a supremely popular cosmetic treatment among women of all age groups. With such a high demand, women are always asking – How do I know if I’m a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is typically done with the use of implants that are filled with silicone gel or sterile salt water. The implants can be placed below the pectoralismajor muscle in the chest (submuscular), or below the breast tissue and above the breastmuscle(sub-glandular). Your plastic surgeon will review specific factors before making a determination.

Are you a good candidate?
If you think that your breasts are too small and would like to make them larger, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Also, if your breasts have lost shape and volume as a result of pregnancy or weight loss breast augmentation can restore volume.

The best candidates for breast augmentation are also in good physical shape, and have a realistic body image. Clients should also have realistic expectations about surgery, especially as it relates to the longevity of the breast implants. The reality is that breast implants don’t last forever, so it’s very likely you will have to replace them over the course of your lifetime.

Clients in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas can contact the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, for more information on breast augmentation surgery. Call 301-880-7022 today to set up a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nia Banks.