Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Enhancement Surgery?

Young woman considering the choice to have breast enhancement surgery

If you are like most women considering breast enhancement surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. How painful is it? How is the recovery? Will it look natural? How much will it cost? But the first and most important question you can ask is: “Is it right for me?”

Who Can Breast Enhancement Work For?

Most people simply consider breast enhancement as a way to increase breast size, and it is a good choice when you feel your breasts are too small. But according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast enhancement surgery can be beneficial in a number of other situations.

Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are all beautiful, natural processes. But they can take their toll on breasts, causing them to lose shape, firmness and volume. Breast enhancement surgery can help restore their more youthful appearance.

Occasionally, the upper part of the breast may appear empty, and more fullness would make you feel better about your appearance. There are ways to approach breast enhancement that can solve this problem.

Did you know everyone has asymmetrical breasts? But for some women the difference between breasts is more noticeable than for others. Surgery can create a more symmetrical appearance, making any differences more subtle and difficult to notice.

A small number of women have developmental issues that caused abnormalities with the size and shape of the breast. These issues can often be particularly difficult for young women. Breast enhancement can provide a pleasing solution that helps restore body confidence for these women.

Any number of situations may cause women to consider breast enhancement. This is no cookie-cutter surgery, so Dr. Slack customizes the approach to help each woman reach her goals for her appearance.

When is Breast Enhancement Surgery Not a Good Idea?

Although there are a number of reasons a person might consider breast enhancement, there are certain circumstances where it is not a good idea. You should postpone or avoid breast enhancement if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • You have an abnormal mammogram or undiagnosed breast condition;
  • You currently have breast cancer that has not been treated; or
  • You have an infection or health problems that would make surgery dangerous.

In addition, it’s important to consider who the surgery is for. Like Dr. Slack points out, “Breast enhancement won’t fix your relationship or save your job.” So be sure that whatever decision you make, you make for yourself.

Help with the Decision

If you are considering breast enhancement surgery, but don’t know if it’s right for you, it’s a good idea to consult with an expert. A surgeon with years of experience performing successful breast enhancement surgery will help you understand what surgery can and cannot do for you. Realistic expectations are the key to making a decision you will be happy with for years to come.

Be sure to look for the seal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons when you choose a surgeon to consult with. Only surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Slack, are permitted to display this seal. It represents years of training and continuing improvement of skills and knowledge. It may come as a surprise, but not all doctors who perform cosmetic surgery have this certification and the training it signifies.

In the end, the decision to have breast enhancement surgery is a personal choice. Be sure you have accurate and detailed information so the choice you make is the right one for you.


If you are wondering whether breast enhancement surgery could benefit you, schedule a no-cost consultation with Dr. Slack.