Thinking About Breast Augmentation? Understand the Basics

breast augmentation Breast augmentation consistently ranks as one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures worldwide. With overwhelming satisfaction rates and numerous transformations each year, it remains a go-to option for those looking to enhance their breast size and shape.

If you find yourself contemplating breast augmentation, this guide will outline important information to help prepare you for a consultation with Dr. Earl E. Ferguson, III. Get to know the basics about recovery times, personal factors, optimal ages for the procedure, and more.

Types of Breast Augmentation

Breast implants come in two primary types: saline and silicone. Both options have seen detailed testing to ensure they’re both safe and effective. However, they do offer different aesthetic and functional results. Discussing these differences with Dr. Ferguson during a consultation can help you choose the implant that best meets your needs.

The FDA advises that individuals be at least 18 years old for saline implants and 22 for silicone implants. These guidelines are designed to help patients make well-informed choices. They’re generally not tied to the medical safety of receiving the implants at a specific age.

Personal Factors to Consider

Several other elements may outweigh age when you’re considering breast augmentation. Your current lifestyle, health status, and future plans can all play a significant role in determining the right time for this surgical procedure.

For those thinking about pregnancy in the near future, it might be beneficial to postpone breast augmentation until afterward to maintain the desired outcomes.

Recovery and Lifestyle

Also, a full recovery requires a certain amount of rest and downtime. As a result, your work schedule and other commitments will need to accommodate this. Smoking, being overweight, or having particular medical conditions can introduce additional complications during and after the procedure, and should be considered before moving forward.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Earl E. Ferguson, III, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in San Antonio, TX, has over two decades of expertise in delivering stellar results for his patients. His board certification means that you can feel confident in his deep knowledge and experience.

To explore your breast augmentation options with a compassionate and highly skilled surgeon, call today at 210-290-9078 or schedule your consultation online with Dr. Earl E. Ferguson, III.

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