5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

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If you’ve been wondering if a breast augmentation might be right for you, you’re in good company. More than 313,000 women opted to change their breasts in 2018, making it the No. 1 plastic surgery procedure every year since 2006. But why is breast augmentation surgery so popular?

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth, Texas, has been performing breast augmentation procedures for many years and has heard every possible reason. Whatever your motivation, Dr. Polavarapu can guide you through your options and help you establish realistic expectations. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Polavarapu offers her patients world-class expertise coupled with the most personal, compassionate care. 

If you’re still trying to decide if breast augmentation is right for you, here are five reasons to consider it more seriously.

1. You want bigger breasts

The top reason women state for changing their breasts is that they simply want them to be bigger. And who can blame them? It’s clinically proven that men are more attracted to women with larger, shapelier breasts, so it stands to reason that women would like to accentuate that trait if possible.

And it is possible. Dr. Polavarapu can help you achieve the (reasonable) breast size and shape of your dreams.

2. You want symmetrical breasts

Just like it’s common to have one foot bigger than the other, some women (in fact, more than 50% of them) have one breast that’s bigger or shaped differently than the other. In most cases, this is a benign condition that can be easily corrected with breast augmentation.

However, if you have a sudden change in your breast size or shape, it could be a sign of trauma, hormonal changes, or even cancer. Dr. Polavarapu can run appropriate diagnostic tests to make sure you’re healthy before proceeding with your breast augmentation.

3. You want younger looking breasts

As you age, your breasts, like other parts of your body, begin to lose volume, and the tissues in your breasts seem to deflate and sag. Many women who are past the childbearing years and are either approaching or in menopause are opting to enhance their breasts. If this sounds familiar, breast augmentation can help restore the youthful look and feel of your breasts. 

However, there are a few things to consider. First, a breast augmentation can make your yearly mammograms a little tricky. While advanced technology has eliminated the need to worry about rupturing your implants during a mammogram (at least within the first 10 years or so), you may need extra imaging. Always be sure to tell your technician you’ve had breast augmentation.

Also, if you’re over 40, you may be dealing with extra skin in addition to lost volume. If you have too much loose skin, Dr. Polavarapu may recommend a breast lift in addition to the augmentation. 

4. You want pre-pregnancy breasts

Between the hormones, the weight gain and loss, and the aftereffects of nursing, your breasts may look nothing like they did before you had children. If yours are looking a bit deflated and sloped rather than full and voluptuous, breast augmentation can give you back your body curves.

Keep in mind, however, that if you do go through another pregnancy, your breasts will go through all the same changes again, and the effects of your breast augmentation could be lost. 

Also, if you plan to breastfeed, breast augmentation doesn’t necessarily rule it out, but you may face challenges. 

5. You want post-mastectomy breasts

If you’ve faced cancer and beat it by undergoing a mastectomy, you deserve to look and feel your best as you recover. Breast augmentation can rebuild your breasts and help heal your post-cancer body.

Dr. Polavarapu can re-create your breasts using silicone implants, autologous tissue (tissue from somewhere else in your body), or a combination to give you the look and feel you desire.

Psychological impact

The one thing all these reasons have in common is a positive psychological impact. Whether you’re seeking breast augmentation for size, shape, or reconstruction, the bottom line is that you’re doing it for you. You want to look and feel better. And when done well by the right medical professional like Dr. Polavarapu, you can realize those goals.

But choose your provider carefully. Not all physicians are qualified to perform this delicate procedure. The American Board of Plastic Surgery explains the certifications and qualifications you should look for. Once you understand the important factors, call us or book an appointment online.

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