For women who may have struggled with breast development during their youth, breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure often considered as they mature. Getting a breast augmentation is a very personal decision. Many women choose breast augmentation to boost their confidence. Others choose breast augmentation surgery to help re-proportion their bodies to a more natural-looking silhouette. Whatever your reason, I can determine your candidacy for the procedure and walk you through how the procedure will work for you.

breast implantsWomen who are uncomfortable in their everyday clothing, are self-conscious of their small breasts, have experienced a fluctuation in their weight, have lost shape and volume after childbirth, or have undergone a mastectomy are ideal candidates for breast augmentation. In each case, teens and adults both experience changes to their body and the motivation for increasing their breast is unique to each individual, no matter the age. However, teenage candidates who are interested in breast enhancement should be at least 18 years of age. This is advised as it is best to wait until the individual has matured both physically and mentally before undergoing a cosmetic procedure. According to the FDA, patients must be at least 18 years old to receive saline-filled implants and least 22 years old for silicone-filled implants.

I offer traditional saline and silicone as well as highly cohesive “gummy bear” gel implants to fit each patient’s unique build. To determine which breast implant is right for you, we will discuss your personal cosmetic goals, medical history, different surgical techniques, and implant options during your consultation with me. Additionally, you can physically try on different implant sizes to gauge which best size and type of breast implant will help you achieve the look most desired. While the decision between bear implant types is up to you, there are factors that we will discuss regarding the benefits and risks of each type.

Many women who are interested in breast augmentation want discreet results that leave them feeling renewed and more confident in their appearance, but are not too obvious. My ultimate goal is to provide you natural-looking results that will have your friends wondering what’s different.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation or other cosmetic procedures I perform at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., contact my office to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.