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Am I a Breast Augmentation Candidate?

Woman after breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. It has been since 2006. Last year, more than 300,000 women decided to get breast implants to improve the size, shape, and fullness of their breasts.


If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, your confidence and self-esteem may suffer. By helping to give you a body that you’re proud to show off, breast augmentation can improve your body image. At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Leo Farrell has more than 20 years of plastic surgery experience. To schedule a consultation, call (717) 732-9000 today.


What are the Signs Breast Augmentation is Right for Me?


If you deal with any of the following issues, breast augmentation may be able to help:




    • Small breasts


    • Lack of breast fullness


    • Lack of cleavage


    • Uneven breast shape


    • Lost breast volume following weight loss or childbirth




These are just a few of the numerous cosmetic and practical reasons why women choose to undergo breast augmentation. You may have had smaller breasts for your entire life and have wanted to enlarge them for some time. Perhaps you recently gave birth and finished breastfeeding, and your breasts have not returned to their pre-pregnancy size and shape. Whatever your situation, Dr. Farrell can craft the procedure to meet your needs.


What Factors Make a Breast Augmentation Candidate?


If you meet the following conditions, you’re likely a good breast augmentation candidate:




    • You’re in good overall health


    • You’re at least 22 years old


    • You’re not pregnant


    • If you recently gave birth, you’ve been done breastfeeding for at least six months


    • If you smoke, you’re willing to quit smoking before your surgery and throughout your recovery


    • You have the ability to take the time to rest and recover post-surgery


    • You do not have breast cancer, and your mammograms are normal


    • You exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet




In addition to these factors, an in-person consultation with Dr. Farrell will help determine your candidacy. During your consultation, Dr. Farrell will perform a physical examination and discuss your goals. He’ll also talk to you about your medical history, your understanding of the procedure, and your expectations for your outcome and your recovery.


It’s crucial to have realistic expectations heading into your surgery. If you go into your consultation with a specific breast size in mind, that size may not be medically feasible. Instead, enter your meeting with an open mind and see it as a collaborative process as you and Dr. Farrell work together to achieve the best possible results.


Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today


Dr. Farrell is committed to helping his patients attain greater confidence and self-esteem through plastic surgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of experience. He serves Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Call (717) 732-9000 to schedule a consultation today.

“Never have I met more courteous and friendly doctors and staff anywhere! They are just the sweetest people! Great doctors and great staff who make you feel at home.”

Linda, 54, Philadelphia

“I feel taller because I can stand straight. This procedure was truly life changing—I feel so much better about myself. Dr. Farrell’s team is incredibly helpful, professional and welcoming. I love my results!”

Breast Reduction Patient

“I look 5 years younger, she injected lip lines and my mouth area is smooth. Lipstick goes on so much better.”

Filler (Juvéderm) Patient