Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure is usually performed for aesthetic reasons, which could range from increasing the size of disproportionately small breasts to improving breast symmetry or simply to create a more voluptuous figure. In some cases, breast implants will be used to restore breast appearance after a mastectomy surgery.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Nasir will only recommend breast augmentation to the right candidates or help them to choose alternatives. He provides breast augmentation to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.
Need for Breast Enlargement
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to understand the patient’s reasons for seeking breast augmentation plastic surgery. Only the patient is in a position to provide the right answers about the specific breast conditions that may be bothering her. Common reasons for women seeking breast augmentation include:
- Acquiring a more attractive and feminine figure
- Restoring breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy
- Making the breasts more even looking
- Increasing the size of naturally small breasts
- Correcting birth deformities in one or both breasts
- Reconstructing one or both breasts after mastectomy
- Enhancing self-confidence and personal body image
The surgeon will encourage the patient to review breast augmentation before and after pictures so that she gains a realistic understanding of what the procedure can or cannot do for her. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation is a major surgery, and the patient should have a fairly good health and fitness level before undergoing the procedure. The surgeon will review the patient’s health records, and may order a few tests and specialized mammograms, if required. The degree of skin laxity and skin quality in the breast area will also be reviewed.
The patient must disclose information about her smoking or drinking habits, if any, and provide details about her current prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal supplements and vitamins. The surgeon will be able to advise correct pre- and post-op instructions with full information.
The patient should have stable body weight and should not be suffering from any untreated infections or have a tendency of bleeding. She should also be free from any cancerous or pre-cancerous breast tissue. The patient should not be pregnant and not have any near-term plans for a pregnancy.
The FDA has imposed minimum age limit for silicone and saline breast implant surgery. A woman should be above the age of 21 to be a candidate for silicone gel or ultra-cohesive silicone implants, and above the age of 18 for saline implants.
In exceptional circumstances, women below the age of 18 may be eligible for breast augmentation surgery to correct congenital deformities of the breasts or to restore breasts after a breast tissue injury or breast removal surgery. A fine candidate will have a positive mindset, clear cosmetic priorities, and realistic expectations from this breast augmentation procedure.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.