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Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

Posted February 24, 2024 in Breast Augmentation, by Dr. Fiorillo

We all want to look our best, but circumstances between our genetics, environment, and lifestyles can lead to an appearance you may not be fully confident with. Fortunately, procedures like breast augmentation have been around for decades, helping people achieve the confidence and look that they never had or used to have. Keep reading for more information on what Reflections Medical by Dr. Fiorillo’s Reflections Medical can do for your breasts.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

This surgical procedure, also called breast enlargement or breast enhancement, involves inserting a silicone or saline implant beneath the breast tissue or muscle to give the breasts greater size and shape. It calls for general anesthesia and takes roughly 60 minutes to perform. An incision is made within the crease under the breast, and the implant is inserted. Each implant type has its pros and cons, and Dr. Michael Fiorillo will explain your options to achieve your breast goals.

Are You a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

You may be a good candidate if your breasts become deformed, asymmetrical, or lacking in cleavage or volume. It would be best if you did not smoke or drink regularly because these behaviors inhibit surgical recovery. You must be mentally in a good place to make the right decision. You need to understand the risks and rewards of this procedure. While surgery is primarily safe and implants are FDA-approved, there is always a chance of a complication. You must have the time and assistance to rest and recover after surgery properly. The FDA requires an age minimum of 18 for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants.

If you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, have breast cancer, have an odd mammogram, are currently fighting an illness or infection, or have unrealistic expectations for the procedure’s results, you are not a suitable candidate for breast augmentation. The best way to determine your candidacy for breast augmentation is through a private consultation with Dr. Michael Fiorillo.

Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

We routinely notice an improvement in patients’ confidence after undergoing the procedure. They feel freer and more willing to participate in social activities when they might have otherwise abstained or missed out on an opportunity. 

You can even incorporate a breast lift with your augmentation. If you are pursuing this procedure because you want to regain the lost volume from losing weight or because you no longer breastfeed, this can be a huge benefit. Furthermore, it may be the only procedure you need if regaining what your body used to have is your main reason for consulting with Dr. Fiorillo.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are still interested in receiving a breast augmentation after reading about the procedure, multi-year Castle Connolly Top Doctors award winner, Dr. Fiorillo and the rest of the Reflections Medical staff would be overjoyed to help you achieve your goals. The next step after self-education is scheduling a consultation with us at our Pearl River, NY, or Englewood Cliffs, NJ, office.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.