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Breast Enhancement Surgery CandidatesMany women seek breast enhancement cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their breasts. 

This surgery enables the development of fuller, more appealing breasts by augmenting the size of naturally smaller breasts, creating more symmetrical breasts or making the breasts appear more voluptuous. 

Sometimes women seek breast enhancement following a mastectomy to restore the appearance of their breasts and self-confidence. A skilled breast surgeon will carefully evaluate a woman as a candidate for breast enhancement surgery and provide her with in-depth information allowing her to make a better informed decision. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast enlargement surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.


Reasons for Choosing Breast Enhancement

During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will try to understand the patient’s reasons for considering breast enhancement surgery

Only the candidate herself can truly elucidate her reasons for seeking this procedure and point out aspects of her breasts that she finds unattractive. Generally, women seek breast enhancement plastic surgery for the following reasons:

  • Achieving a more voluptuous and attractive figure
  • Restoring fullness in the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Developing a more symmetrical breast appearance
  • Increasing the breast size in proportion to the rest of the body
  • Addressing birth defects in one or both breasts
  • Treating micromastia by augmenting the breast size
  • Reconstructing one or both breasts following a mastectomy
  • Enhancing a woman’s self-confidence and body image

Ideal breast enhancement candidates have reasonable expectations, a positive mind frame, and clear cosmetic goals. 


Medical Requirements

Breast enhancement is an invasive procedure, which makes it important for the patient to be in good overall health. The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical records as well as evaluate her breast structure and skin elasticity in the breast region. They may also order specialized mammograms if necessary.

On her part, the patient should disclose all pertinent information about her current health condition to the surgeon for her own safety. This will allow the surgeon to make the necessary changes to the breast enhancement surgical plan.

The patient should not have any infections, cancerous, or pre-cancerous tissues in the breast region. She should have moderate and stable body weight. In addition, the patient should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. 


Lifestyle Requirements 

If the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask her to discontinue smoking for a specified period before and after the breast enhancement cosmetic surgery. In addition, the surgeon may alter her schedule of prescription and non-prescription drugs in discussion with the prescribing doctor. 

The patient should stay properly hydrated before her breast enhancement surgery. In addition, she should take a balanced diet which is rich in lean proteins to enhance the recovery process. To receive the best dietary guidance, the patient may consult a nutritionist.


Age Requirements

A candidate should be above the age of 21 years to be able to receive silicone breast implants, according to the FDA. In the case of saline implants, the minimum age requirement is 18 years.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast enlargement. 

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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