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Breast Implant Candidates

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Breast Implant Candidates | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | Arcadia | ChinoBreast implant cosmetic surgery is usually sought by women purely for aesthetic enhancement. They may want to increase the size of naturally small breasts or micromastia, make the breasts look more symmetrical, or simply to create a voluptuous look. In some cases, the candidate may require breast implant surgery as a part of breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Lin offers breast implant surgery to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.

Who Needs Breast Augmentation?

One of the first things that a surgeon would seek to know is why a woman wants to undergo breast implant cosmetic surgery. The candidate herself is in the best position to express her innate aesthetic needs and desires, and describe what exactly about her breasts is bothering her. Some of the common reasons why a candidate may seek breast augmentation include:

  • Acquiring a more attractive and feminine look

  • Restoring breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy

  • Improving breast symmetry

  • Making the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body

  • Correcting birth defects in one or both breasts

  • Addressing micromastia

  • Reconstructing one or both breasts after mastectomy

  • Boosting self-image and confidence

The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, clear cosmetic goals and realistic expectations from breast implant surgery. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. V receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for this procedure.

Health Requirements

Breast implant is a major surgery, and the patient should not be suffering from any such condition that can pose risk during surgery, anesthesia or recovery. The surgeon will review the patient’s health history and may order specialized mammograms, if necessary. Current breast condition and skin type and elasticity will also be assessed.

The patient will be required to disclose pertinent information about her smoking or drinking habits and the use of any prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins. Based on this feedback, the surgeon will instruct the patient to ensure their safe candidacy for breast implant surgery.

Minimum Age

The FDA has approved the use of silicone breast implants for candidates who are above the age of 21. New varieties of ultra-cohesive or form stable implants also fall within this age limit. The age limit in case of saline implants is 18 and above.

In exceptional cases, candidates below the age of 18 may be eligible for breast implants, if they need to treat congenital deformities in the breasts or require breast reconstruction after an injury or breast removal surgery. The candidate should choose a personalized procedure such as breast augmentation only when she is fully ready and committed for it from within, and not just under the influence of someone else.


Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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