Anyone considering a breast augmentation in Barrington may be wondering if they are a good candidate for the procedure. It is easy to think how much you would enjoy the results of the procedure, but different to think of the steps required to get there. While any breast augmentation procedure will include a consultation with a physician, it helps to know what to expect before you make that appointment.
While each practice will have their own standards for who is a good candidate for the procedure, you should be at least 18 years old before going forward. You should also already be in good health. Breast augmentation is not for individuals who are currently breastfeeding or those who are pregnant.
If you smoke, drink often, have had previous breast surgery or are prone to bleeding or infections, you need to let your doctor know about these conditions during the consultation. Because breast augmentation is an elective procedure, it makes sense to be sure you are in the best health possible before undergoing the procedure.
Breast augmentation is generally an outpatient procedure, so plan to have someone available to take you home after your surgery. The procedure itself will take between one and two hours and be performed under general anesthesia. The first few days after the surgery, you should sleep upright, using a recliner or similar to stay in position. You will need to refrain from strenuous activity for a few weeks, but should be fine to return to most jobs within a few days. In general, you can be back to performing all activities, including exercise, within 8 weeks of surgery.
If you are interested in breast augmentation in Barrington, contact Ashpole Plastic Surgery for a consultation. They will be happy to go into more details on the procedure and discuss whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.