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March 2, 2012

Are you a good candidate for breast implants?

Filed under: Breast Augmentation Surgery,Breast Implants — Dr. Greenwald @ 1:25 pm

There are many reasons a woman may desire breast implants. Perhaps she was born with naturally small or asymmetrical breasts. Or her breasts lost volume because of childbearing or breastfeeding. Other women want to reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy. Some breast implant candidates have lost a significant amount of weight and experienced changes in their breast size and/or shape.

The best breast implants candidates are in good general health and work closely with NYC cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Greenwald, to attain a comprehensive understanding of the surgery, including its benefits, potential complications and cost. It’s also critical that the patient maintain realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. Breast augmentation will not solve someone’s problems or change their lives. Good breast implant candidates are motivated by personal reasons — not the influence of a spouse, friend or significant other.

Some other guidelines for breast implants candidates include:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Nonsmoker
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • At a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly

It’s important for candidates to note that implants may interfere with breastfeeding and mammograms. Also, implants do not last forever, and may need to be replaced later in life. Dr. Greenwald can discuss these considerations in further detail, but candidates should keep these possibilities in mind when making their decision.

Breast implant candidates are urged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenwald at his New York City breast augmentation practice. During the consultation, Dr. Greenwald will examine the patient and discuss her needs and cosmetic goals. He will also explain the available fillers, sizes and shapes of implants. He will discuss the surgery itself and review the different types of incisions and implant placement (e.g., submuscular, subglandular). Once it has been determined that the patient is going ahead with breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Greenwald can draw up a treatment plan that outlines everything he and the patient have agreed upon.

If you’re interested in having breast implants placed and you would like more information, please contact Dr. Greenwald’s New York cosmetic surgery practice today.

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