More and more women in America are coming to realize that they have an easy and convenient way to restore lost breast volume by undergoing breast augmentation surgery. The volume loss may have occurred as a consequence of pregnancy and breast feeding, weight loss, a mastectomy, aging or other factors.

Maybe you would like to join the many women who are having the procedure done but have lots of questions in your mind. This article may help to answer your questions and quell your worries and concerns.

Breast augmentation surgery is a convenient way to get back the breast size and shape of one’s younger days. Breast augmentation surgery is performed using breast implants.

How Breast Enhancement Restores Breast Size

The plastic surgery procedure involves the use of breast implants of a particular size and shape to help the woman achieve her desired breast size and shape. The two types of breast implants currently used by plastic surgeons are saline and silicone. The size and kind of implant ideal for you would be determined on the basis of your present body frame, existing breast tissue, body mass, the goals you hope to achieve by breast augmentation surgery and the preferences of both yourself and your plastic surgeon.

The silicone implants are pre-filled with elastic and soft gel and call for a longer incision than their saline counterparts for placement of the implant. The saline implants may be pre-filled to a preset size with sterile salt water or filled at the time of surgery to permit minor changes in implant size.

Women aged 18 and above are eligible to use saline breast implants. However only those aged 22 and above are eligible to use silicone breast implants.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery is not someone who was pressurized to have the surgery done by a boyfriend, member of family or other loved ones. If you experience one or more of the following conditions or feelings, you could be a candidate:

  • You feel self-conscious in swimsuits or certain other types of clothes
  • You are troubled by a feeling that your breasts are too small
  • You are unhappy because of the loss of volume and shape of your breasts
  • You feel a loss of feminity after having gone through with a mastectomy
  • You like your breasts but wish they were fuller

What Happens at the Initial Consultation

At the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon would ask you to discuss your medical history. He will also ask you about your expectations from the procedure including your preferred breast size. Don’t hesitate to share anything else that you feel is important with respect to the appearance of your breasts.

The surgeon would examine your breasts and maybe take photographs. He would assess factors such as the shape and size of your breasts, the positions of your areolas and nipples and the quality of your skin.

Other Advantages of the Surgery

In addition to restoring breast volume, you would experience an improvement in your overall figure and a surge in your confidence, by undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

Author's Bio: 

Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size of the female breast. An experienced plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, Dr. Sean Boutros performs breast enlargement surgery via a variety of techniques.