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Breast Implant Candidates

Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is a procedure that many women seek today to enhance their breast appearance.Breast Implant Candidates

With this surgery it is possible to create larger, more appealing breasts by increasing the size of naturally small breasts, creating more symmetrical breasts or making the breasts appear more voluptuous.

Sometimes women seek breast augmentation following a mastectomy to restore their breast appearance and self-confidence. An expert breast surgeon will carefully evaluate a woman as a candidate for breast augmentation surgery and provide her with the information to make an educated choice.

Focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides various aesthetic procedures for the breast, body and face, including breast augmentation, to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other towns and cities in this majestic part of the southeast.

Reasons for Choosing Breast Enhancement

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to understand the woman’s reasons to undergo breast augmentation surgery.

Only the candidate herself can best describe her reasons for choosing this procedure as well as discuss the aspects of her breasts that she finds undesirable. Women usually undergo breast enhancement surgery for the following reasons:

  • Acquiring a more voluptuous and attractive figure
  • Restoration of fullness in the breasts after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Making the breasts appear more symmetrical
  • Enhancing the size of the breasts proportionally to the rest of the body
  • Rectifying birth defects in one or both breasts
  • Correcting micromastia by enhancing the breast size
  • Recreating one or both breasts following mastectomy
  • Improving a woman’s self-confidence and body image

Ideal breast augmentation candidates have reasonable expectations, a positive mind frame, and clear cosmetic goals.

Medical Requirements

Breast augmentation is a significantly invasive cosmetic procedure, which requires the patient to be in good overall health. The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical records in detail and understand her breast anatomy and skin elasticity in the breast region as well as order specialized mammograms if required.

It is important for the patient to disclose all pertinent information regarding her present health condition to the surgeon. This will help the surgeon make the necessary adjustments to the breast augmentation surgery.

The patient should have stable and moderate body weight and should not have any existing infections, cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues in the breasts. Furthermore, she should not be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Lifestyle Requirements

In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask her to quit smoking entirely for a specific period before and after the breast augmentation procedure. In addition, the surgeon may alter her schedule of prescription and non-prescription meds in discussion with the prescribing doctor.

The patient should stay well hydrated before the breast surgery as well as follow a balanced diet with more focus on lean proteins to support the recovery process. She should consult a nutritionist to receive the best dietary guidance.

Age Requirements

The candidate should be above 21 years of age to be eligible to receive silicone breast implants according to FDA stipulations. In the case of saline implants, this minimum age requirement is reduced to 18 years.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas in the Heart of Dixie for breast augmentation and other advanced aesthetic treatments.  

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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