An augmentation mammoplasty (also known as breast augmentation surgery) has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures over the years.
In fact, plastic surgeons have made great strides in order to meet the needs and expectations of their patients, while perfecting techniques based on reducing pain and discomfort after mammoplasty.
In addition, the types of implants and materials have evolved, obtaining better and better results with a more natural appearance.
Despite this, the decision about whether or not to have breast augmentation surgery is a very personal one, and can be very rewarding.
However, before making this decision, it is advisable to talk to a plastic surgeon who can resolve all possible doubts and questions regarding this procedure and thus find out whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery.
Are you a good candidate for augmentation mammoplasty?
- There are a series of criteria that must be met in order for a specialist to determine whether or not a person is a good candidate for augmentation mammoplasty.
- Generally, the patient must be in good physical health.
- If medications are taken, such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, the patient should stop taking them at least two weeks prior to surgery.
- The patient should be emotionally stable
- If the patient practices sports regularly, he/she should tell the surgeon so that he/she can choose a suitable prosthesis for this situation.
- Harmful practices such as drinking alcohol or smoking should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
- The patient’s breasts must be fully developed before surgery is performed.
Augmentation mammoplasty is used to correct asymmetries, reconstructions or for aesthetic reasons.
It should be noted that the first few weeks the patient will have to rest and maintain a series of care, although you can perform a more or less normal life as long as you do not lift weights or make efforts.
Evaluate your decision before undergoing augmentation mammoplasty
Before making a decision on the suitability of the intervention should take into account the points discussed above. In addition, you should have realistic expectations.
A good candidate for the surgery knows perfectly the benefits and risks that can bring this intervention.
It is positive for the patient to know that the SECPRE looks after the interest of the patient and the professionals of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, promoting and dignifying this specialty. The Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery considers that only doctors holding the title of Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery have sufficient professional training to provide the patient with optimum quality care.