Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

Alexandria Breast Surgeon in Virginia serving Northern Virginia & Washington DC including Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax County & Springfield

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Most women want a full, round, and natural breast with ideal curvature, firmness, and form. The shape, size, and fullness of your breasts are determined by your natural form (heredity), your age, and other factors, like pregnancy and nursing.  Through breast augmentation with breast implants you can achieve your ideal shape, size, and firmness. Dr. Desman can help you put the right curves in all the right places.  It may be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today, but not all women are candidates. If you have been thinking about getting implants, but are concerned that the result might not look good, or about having the procedure, or the cost, then we have something that will interest you.  You can be back to normal activity within 48-72 hours after surgery using Dr. Desman’s Rapid Recovery Program.

To learn more about breast augmentation, you can read this page, call us at 571.281.2522, or email us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Desman.

Can Breast Augmentation Help You?

Breast enlargement is commonly performed on women who have:

  • Small breasts
  • Asymmetric or uneven breasts
  • Sagging breasts
  • Breasts that are unusually shaped

Most women will find that breast augmentation is the right solution for their aesthetic goals. It has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Almost all women who have undergone breast augmentation say they would have the procedure again.

In addition to wanting to correct issues with the breasts, breast augmentation candidates should be:

  • Physically healthy
  • Emotionally healthy
  • Close to their ideal weight
  • Leading an active lifestyle
  • Non-smokers
  • Realistic about the outcome

Additionally, you must be at least 18-years-old. If you are considering silicone breast implants, you must be over 21 years old.

Candidates for breast augmentation should consider potential risks and how they compare to the physical and emotional benefits.

Poor candidates include those who have considerable medical or psychological problems, are obese, or smoke.

Realistic Expectations for Breast Augmentation

Psychological preparedness is as important as physical preparedness when thinking about undergoing breast augmentation. You should educate yourself as much as possible before you come into Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery for your consultation. While we will carefully outline and help you understand the procedure, you should consider your own lifestyle and cosmetic goals. You also need to get a sense for what is possible and what is realistic with your frame.

If you would like find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation, and are in the Arlington, Virginia, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC area, please contact the experienced plastic surgeons at Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation.