3 Factors to Explore When Contemplating Breast Augmentation or Reduction

Breast SizeEnhancing your appearance using reconstructive surgery is a big decision. Many women look at their bodies and long for something about themselves to be different, a flatter tummy, a smaller nose, thinner thighs, or… larger or smaller breasts.

We asked our panel of expert contributors the question, Should I alter my breasts using a cosmetic procedure? What are the health risks involved? They came through in a big way and provided us with loads of useful information while weighing the risks and benefits of this type of surgery.

Our expert contributor and board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson tells us:

Are New Breasts Best?  A Personal Decision.

If you are contemplating breast augmentation or breast reduction, explore 3 very important areas.

1. Ensure your breasts are healthy and your general health is good too.

2. Examine your pyschosocial circumstances; your expectations, motivations, goals and support. Does your desire for a change outweigh your hesitation over cost, recovery and possible complications?

3. Finally, your board-certified plastic surgeon should share your vision, understand your needs, and feel that he/she can deliver your anticipated result.

If all of these factors are in place, then go for it! There is no link between these types of procedures and breast cancer. In fact, women who have breast reductions are less likely to develop breast cancer because they have less breast tissue. And women with breast augmentation who develop breast cancer are more likely to discover it at an earlier stage than women who develop breast cancer without breast augmentation.

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Donaldson Plastic Surgery

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