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    Am I healthy enough to have breast augmentation?

    Certain health conditions may mean that you need to wait until you’ve healed to get a breast augmentation. Although the procedure is fairly safe, complications could happen and become more likely when you have issues with your health.

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    Physical Health

    Professional plastic surgeons in Miami will ask if you’re in good physical health. Having conditions like cancer and other serious illnesses makes a breast augmentation more risky.

    Similar to getting a tummy tuck in Miami, surgeons will prefer that you don’t smoke cigarettes or drink excess alcohol. Smoking and drinking increases your risk of complications during and after the procedure. You also shouldn’t have active infections when you undergo surgery.


    Mental State

    Miami breast augmentation specialists advise that you are in a healthy mental state before getting the procedure done. Implants and other types of plastic surgery can’t fix body image issues, low self-esteem, insecurity or other aspects of poor mental health. After you have done the inner work to become confident and happy, ask yourself if you would still like to get breast implants. Plastic surgery is also something that you should only do for yourself, not because someone else wants you to.


    Breast Shape

    The ideal breast shape for implants are sagging, elongated, asymmetrical or flattened. Breasts that don’t have adequate cleavage are also suitable for augmentation.


    Time to Rest After Surgery

    Breast augmentation takes around four to six weeks to heal. During the recovery period, you must avoid lifting heavy items, excessive physical activity and overworking yourself. You will have to take time off of work if it involves heavy lifting or a lot of activity.



    The minimum age for getting silicone implants is 22. As for saline implants, you can get them as long as you’re 18+. These restrictions are put into place by FDA (Food and Drug Administration).


    Pregnant or Breastfeeding

    You’re not able to get implants if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Implants could disrupt your milk supply and damage the ducts in your breasts. Another reason why plastic surgeons can’t operate on pregnant women is anesthesia could harm the baby. Complications during recovery would also be more likely if you were pregnant. You could get the surgery done either before or after pregnancy, depending on which you feel more comfortable with.

    It’s important to be in good health, both physically and mentally, before you get a breast augmentation. Plastic surgeons in Miami have a moral and ethical¬† responsibility to avoid operating on someone whose health is too poor for the procedure. Because each person is unique, we recommend that you talk to a plastic surgeon about whether you are a good candidate for breast augmentation.