Breast Augmentation Candidates

Breast Augmentation Candidates | Houston Plastic Surgery | Female SurgeonWomen usually seek breast augmentation cosmetic surgery to enhance their personality, which could be by way of increasing the size of naturally small breasts, making the breasts more symmetrical, or simply creating a voluptuous figure with larger breasts. In some instances, breast augmentation may be required to restore breast appearance after a mastectomy.

Dr. Kristi Hustak is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and various other procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Hustak will carefully determine a woman’s candidacy and help her make the right choice. She provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding locations.


Why Choose Breast Enlargement?

The surgeon will first seek to know the reasons why a woman wants to undergo breast augmentation plastic surgery. Only the patient can provide the best answer, and can inform what exactly about her breasts may be bothering her. Some of the reasons why women want to receive breast enlargement include:

  • Attaining a more attractive or feminine figure
  • Restoring breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss
  • Make the breasts more symmetrical
  • Improving the breast size in proportion to the rest of the body
  • Correcting birth deformities in one or both breasts
  • Increasing breast size to correct micromastia
  • Reconstructing one or both breasts after mastectomy
  • Enhancing self-esteem and personal body image

The ideal candidate will have realistic expectations, a positive mindset, and clear aesthetic goals. Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for breast augmentation.


Health Requirements

To undergo a major surgery such as breast augmentation, the patient will need to have a fairly good level of health and fitness. The surgeon will review her detailed health records, evaluate the breast anatomy and skin laxity in the breast area, and order some specialized mammograms, if necessary.

The patient should disclose all relevant information pertaining to her current health condition so that the surgeon can plan the surgery appropriately. Her body weight should be moderate and stable, and she should be suffering from any untreated infections or having cancerous or pre-cancerous breast tissue. She should also not be currently pregnant or nursing.


Lifestyle Requirements

If the patient is a smoker, she will be required to stop the habit completely for a certain time period prior to breast augmentation as advised by the surgeon. The schedule of her current prescription and non-prescription drugs may be altered in consultation with the physician. She should stay sufficiently hydrated for a few days prior to the surgery, and eat a balanced diet with an increased intake of lean proteins to have a more sustainable recovery.


Age Requirements

To be eligible for silicone breast implants, the candidate should be above the age of 21, as per the FDA’s regulations. The age limit is relaxed to 18 years in case of saline implants. In exceptional situations, women below the age of 18 may undergo breast augmentation to correct birth related deformities or repair breast tissue injuries.

For more information on 
procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.