Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?


If you would like to improve the appearance of your breasts, then you may want to consider breast augmentation. Most women who are in good overall health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure are good breast augmentation candidates. However, there are several other criteria which must be met in order to ensure the procedure is right for you.

In order to get saline breast implants, you must be at least 18 years old. If you prefer silicone breast implants, you must be at least 22 years old. These age guidelines have been established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Breast augmentation can address a wide range of issues. If you would like to achieve one or more of the following goals, breast augmentation is most likely a good option for you:

  • Increase the size of your breasts
  • Restore lost breast volume
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Improve the shape of your breasts
  • Increase the firmness of your breasts
  • Achieve a better overall body proportion

While breast augmentation can address minor sagging issues, it is not effective for correcting significant sagging. If this is your goal, then Dr. Corey may recommend a breast lift.

Breast augmentation will not interfere with future pregnancy plans and in most cases, it will not impact your ability to breastfeed. However, future pregnancies may have a negative impact on your results. If you do not plan on having children anytime soon, then it is most likely a good time to get breast augmentation. But if you are planning on starting a family in the next couple of years, you may want to wait until you are done having children to move forward with your procedure.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Corey will review these considerations with you to determine if this is the best time to get breast implants.

Please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and  Arizona.