Marina Del Rey
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Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly sought after plastic surgeries in the United States. Patients who undergo breast augmentation have a very high rate of patient satisfaction. This procedure gives women multiple benefits, including improved self-confidence. Even though most women are able to undergo the surgery, it is not for everyone. The only question holding you back from booking your surgery may very well be: “Am I one of the good candidates for breast augmentation?

When doing your research before a consultation, candidates for breast augmentation should understand the information below.  When you speak with Dr. David Stoker himself in a consultation, he will help you to understand the best options for you in your particular situation.  As a noted breast surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Stoker will help you through the entire decision-making process.

Dr. Stoker is happy to meet with you personally to discuss your concerns. Call his office at (310) 300-1779 or request a consultation online today.

In order to be a candidate for breast augmentation you must:

  • Be age 18 (for saline implants) or age 22 (for silicone implants)
  • Have no active infection anywhere in your body
  • Not be currently pregnant or nursing a child
  • Be in an overall good state of health

Meeting all of the above conditions may make you an eligible candidate for breast augmentation.

Other things you should consider before having breast augmentation done:

  • Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices.  You probably will undergo additional operations on your breasts over the course of decades.
  • If you are at high risk of breast cancer, it is important to know that breast implants can delay the detection of breast cancer.
  • The decision to have breast implants will change your breasts. Even if you decide to have your breast implants removed at a later date, there is a chance that your breasts will be a different size and shape then they originally were.
  • Women who have autoimmune disorders such as lupus or scleroderma are generally considered to be poor candidates for breast augmentation.
  • Some medications (including herbal supplements) may affect your ability to recover and heal from the surgery, as well as the possibility of increasing surgical risks.
  • If you are suffering from depression or various other psychological conditions, you should make sure you are addressing these issues properly; remember that having breast augmentation is not a cure-all and will rarely make you completely happy if you are dealing with other problems.

In summation, it is important to become educated regarding the risks and complications of breast augmentation. Although complications are very rare, they do sometimes happen.


Take the next step:
If you would like to find out how you can get started on the path to breast augmentation, schedule your consultation online or give Dr. David Stoker and his professional team a call today at (310) 300-1779