Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?

There are very few cases in which a woman will not be approved for breast implants, given that she has realistic expectations regarding her treatment. In order to ensure their safety and minimize the risk of complications, patients must also be physically healthy enough to undergo surgery. For this reason, women receiving implants as part of their breast reconstruction must work closely with their oncologist and other practitioners to determine their candidacy. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is an accomplished plastic surgeon who can evaluate whether you are a good candidate for breast implants during a consultation at his practice in Minneapolis, MN. By implementing strict standards, we strive to provide the safest care and most natural-looking results for each of our patients. 

How Treatment Goals Affect Candidacy

Women pursuing surgery for dramatic body modification always need to consider the effect these changes will have on their health and everyday life. Overly large breast implants, for instance, often put too much stress on the breast tissue and may cause back and neck problems. During the screening process, Dr. Mesna works carefully to help patients develop healthy, realistic expectations. He often uses before-and-after images of his previous patients to ensure candidates' goals are in line with what he can achieve. It is also important to note that many of these results are only made possible with the addition of breast lift surgery to addressing sagging.

During the screening process, Dr. Mesna works carefully to help patients develop healthy, realistic expectations.

Ensuring Your Health and Safety

Dr. Mesna will thoroughly discuss your lifestyle and medical history with you before planning treatment. If you have any heart conditions, autoimmune disorders, allergies, or adverse reactions to anesthetics, make sure to let Dr. Mesna know since these can pose serious problems during surgery and throughout your recovery. Patients will also need to quit smoking and drinking heavily for some time before and after their surgery. Dr. Mesna will discuss the full scope of considerations when you meet for your consultation.

Reclaiming Your Figure After Breast Cancer

We take pride in restoring confidence for women who have overcome the challenges posed by breast cancer. It is important to note, however, that patients will need to be completely cancer-free before they can be approved for breast implants. In some cases, Dr. Mesna can work directly with other surgeons to coordinate treatment following a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Many women who have been told they will need to have a significant amount of breast tissue removed find this is especially helpful. We strive to help women get back to their lives as soon as possible following breast cancer, and breast implants can help patients return to some sense of normalcy.

Learn More About Your Candidacy Today

Dr. Mesna and his team are ready to determine your candidacy, discuss cost, and start recommending treatment options to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact our practice online today to get started or reach out to us by calling (952) 927-4556.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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