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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

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Ginger Lizardo, RN

For the right candidate, breast augmentation surgery can be a wonderful thing. It can improve your self-image and boost your confidence for years to come. Women with small or naturally underdeveloped breasts may wish to increase their bust size with implants. Augmentations can also restore lost volume caused by significant weight loss, childbearing/breastfeeding, or through the natural aging process.

Breast augmentations aren’t for everyone though. It’s a surgical procedure, however, downtime is minimal. Breast implants should be done for yourself and never for someone else (family, spouse, significant other, etc).

Take the time to do your research beforehand. At your initial consultation, Dr. Harris will talk to you about your ultimate goals. This conversation will guide you through the type of implant you prefer as well as the optimal incision site to give you the contour you want. He’ll then offer ‘sizers’ to try on which can help you determine what size might be right for you.Free eBook: Questions Moms Ask About Breast Augmentation

The best candidates for a breast augmentation are those who are both physically and emotionally healthy. Non-smokers typically have a better outcome from the procedure. You should have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you before going into any surgery. Patients are encouraged to take at one week off for rest and relaxation to achieve an optimal outcome and minimize recovery time.

Dr. Harris will determine your candidacy for the procedure at your in-person consult. A breast augmentation may be right for you if you’re unhappy with the size and/or shape of your current breasts. In some cases, Dr. Harris may also recommend a breast lift to compliment your new implants.

When you choose Image Surgical Arts of Nashville, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Dr. Harris is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is passionate about his work. He’s performed over 1,500 major surgeries in the past year alone. He’ll work closely with you to ensure you achieve your desired results.

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