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Long Beach Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Southern California Plastic Surgery Group

Breast augmentation is usually done:

* To balance a difference in breast size
* To improve body contour
* As a reconstructive procedure following surgery

The procedure will not address weight problems. It is important to have realistic expectations and truly understand what the surgery can accomplish. Before you decide to have it, discuss your expectations and desired end results openly with Dr. Hicks.

Characteristics of the ideal candidate

The best candidates for breast augmentation want to enhance their look and understand that the surgery will not necessarily produce a perfect figure. If you are physically healthy and have realistic expectations, you may be a good candidate. Dr. Hicks will look for these conditions:

* Good physical health
* Psychological stability
* 18 years of age or more
* Realistic expectations
* No pregnancy or nursing
* Little or no sagging of the breasts
* Enough breast tissue to cover the implant

If you are seeking to improve your breasts, but are not an ideal candidate for breast enlargement, Dr. Hicks will thoroughly explain your unique situation and recommend alternative treatment options. In some cases other procedures, such as a breast lift or breast reduction may be appropriate to achieve the end results that you desire.

Smokers will be advised to quit smoking before surgery and during the recovery phase, in order to minimize the risk of complications and to speed recovery time.

Wait till your body is stabilized

If you anticipate massive weight loss or pregnancy you’ll experience maximum benefits if you wait until after your major life events to undergo breast augmentation. At that later time you may even find that alternative procedures are more appropriate.

Get more familiar with Breast Augmentation by viewing our Before and After Gallery.

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hicks in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Los Angeles, California, to determine if you are a good candidate. During your consultation Dr. Hicks will evaluate your unique body type and desired results, explain all your treatment options, discuss the outcome you can realistically expect, and answer any questions you may have.