Is Now The Time For A Breast Implant?

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

When considering getting a breast implant, you need to make sure the time is right for you. Simply because everyone else is having one, doesn't mean you have to follow them. For instance, if you are under the age of 18, Dr. Basner, like most doctors will suggest waiting till you are in your twenties because your body is still developing at this time, including your chest.

Women who are severely overweight aren't usually considered to be a good candidate, so if you are looking at losing a larger amount of weight, it is best to wait until you are at your target weight before going forward with a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will find that when you will lose weight all over your body, your chest will look different too. After you have reached your target weight, if your breast area ends up even smaller, then a breast implant may be what you need.

On the flip side, if you are in the process of gaining weight, Dr. Basner will suggest that you should wait as well before having a breast implant performed. Pregnancy is another issue to consider before having a breast implant as well. Many women find that they gain a few extra pounds during pregnancy and after breastfeeding, you may not lose all that weight in your chest. If so, you have increased your chest naturally without surgery.

Then some women will find after giving birth and breast feeding, their chest is saggy and a breast implant could be ideal to get them back to a firm, young posture as they were before their pregnancy and breast feeding.

If a breast implant is in your plans, call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Basner. Afterward you might find that a breast implant isn't for you which will save you money and the risk of surgery as well. The fist step in any kind of surgery is to be fully knowledgeable and make a well informed decision.