For several decades, breast augmentation has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, both throughout the country and with our patients in the Fairfax, Reston and Washington DC areas. This procedure can have a dramatic impact on your life, giving you a burst of self-confidence that comes along with looking and feeling your best.
Breast augmentation is a great way to improve the size and shape of your breasts. It can also help you restore the youthful perkiness your breasts had prior to childbirth. The best way to find out whether a breast enhancement procedure is right for you is to speak with Dr. Roberta Gartside in person. Please call (888) 730-4113 today to schedule a consultation at one of our offices, conveniently located in Reston and McLean, Virginia.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for all women age 18 and older, and silicone breast implants are approved for all women over the age of 22. Beyond these FDA-mandated age requirements, ideal candidates for breast augmentation:
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Are in good health
- Do not experience frequent fluctuations in weight
- Have enough natural breast tissue to adequately cover the breast implant
- Are not currently pregnant or nursing
- Have breasts that have reached full physical maturity
- Are emotionally mature enough to make this important decision
- Have weighed important lifestyle considerations such as future pregnancy plans
Keep in mind that breast augmentation isn't typically performed to correct severe sagging issues. If this is your primary goal, then you may be a better candidate for a breast lift. In some instances, Dr. Gartside will perform these procedures together to achieve the best possible results.
Breast Augmentation Considerations
During your consultation, Dr. Gartside will review all of your breast augmentation options with you and recommend the ideal treatment plan to achieve the beautiful, natural looking results you desire. There are many factors you will need to consider when planning your breast augmentation procedure, including the following:
- The location of the incisions
- Where in the breast the implant will be placed
- Replacing the breast implant, in the event of failure or diminished appearance
- The use of fat grafting
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Without a doubt, the greatest benefit achieved from your breast augmentation procedure is an improved breast appearance. Your new breasts will also impact your overall body appearance, helping you achieve a more balanced and proportioned figure.
It is important to understand that breast implants can do much more than increase the size of your breasts. Your procedure can also help you improve the shape of your breasts by:
- Correcting breast asymmetry
- Enhancing cleavage
- Improving breast projection
- Restoring lost volume due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
With your new breast appearance, you will most likely find that your clothes look better on you, and you will have increased options when wearing bathing suits on the beach. But most importantly, the boost in self-confidence you achieve will benefit you in just about every personal and professional interaction in your life.
Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today through the form on this page or by calling (888) 730-4113 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Roberta Gartside serves patients in Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia, and throughout Washington DC.