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Are you a candidate for breast augmentation?

Tbreast-aughe results of breast augmentation can be satisfying and life changing. Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and self-confidence. However, before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking to increase the size and shape of their natural breasts, and improve the way they look in a bathing suit, or clothing. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

What breast size and shape is right for you?

For women dissatisfied with the current size, or shape of their breasts, breast augmentation provides a good surgical alternative. While each patient is different, a natural shape which matches your body type is typically the best choice. During a consultation with Dr. Lacerna she will take chest and breast measurements to help identify the appropriate profile and volume of the implant. You will also have the opportunity to “try on” various shapes and sizes of implants to find the look you desire. Should you decide to book a consultation, it is helpful bring a photo of your desired “look” so the surgeon has a visual representation of how you want to look.

Types of implants available

One of the most important decisions relates to the choice of the breast implants The type of implant (silicone vs. saline), implant volume (250cc to 800cc), shape (high profile vs. moderate), and other features will be determined based on your breast anatomy, body type, and desired increase in size. Your lifestyle, goals and personal preferences, as well your plastic surgeon’s recommendations and sound surgical judgment are also determining factors. If your breast size and shape has changed over time, related to pregnancy, gravity, or weight fluctuations, Dr. Lacerna may recommend combining a breast lift, with your breast augmentation for a more youthful look. LA Plastic Surgery offers either Mentor brand, or Natrelle brand implants.

Decisions about your breast augmentation

Prior to your initial consultation with Dr. Lacerna it is a good idea to research and familiarize yourself with the various surgical options. This will help you make an informed decision specific to your desired outcome. Some of the topics Dr. Lacerna will review are the location of the incision (areola vs. under the breast crease), and whether the breast implant will be placed above, or beneath the muscle of the chest wall. The more you know before your consult, the better prepared you will be to ask the right questions.

Your new look!

As you adapt to your new fuller appearance, it is important that you follow-up as directed with your plastic surgeon to assess the condition of your breast implants (even if you believe your implants are functioning well). In addition, whether you choose to have breast implants or not, it is essential to your health that you practice a monthly breast self-exam and schedule regular diagnostic breast screenings. Your decision to have breast augmentation is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If you’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a board certified plastic surgeon and a leading provider of breast augmentation in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. If you have been considering breast enhancement, you owe it to yourself to consult with an expert. Call Dr. Lacerna today at 941-954-4500 to schedule a consultation.