Breast augmentation has been the Number 1 cosmetic procedure in the United States since the year 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This highly versatile procedure makes it possible to have the breast size, shape and overall appearance you’ve always wanted. If you’ve been considering this procedure for yourself, the next step is to find out if you’re a good candidate. Basic candidacy factors are discussed below, but you will need an in-person consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato. To arrange your visit to our Ridgefield practice, please call 203-431-7644.
Will Breast Augmentation Meet Your Expectations?
Breast enlargement may be right for you if you’d like to change any of the following:
- Small breasts
- Breasts that do not match in size, shape or position (asymmetry)
- Breasts lacking fullness near the top
- Breasts that are not as round or big as you’d like
- Breasts lacking volume
To see examples of results, please visit Dr. Brucato’s before-and-after gallery.
Breast lift surgery – or “mastopexy” – is another popular option for women seeking to rejuvenate their breasts. This procedure lifts and re-shapes breasts that are sagging and deflated. Breast lift surgery addresses stretched areolas, lack of upper-breast fullness, and nipples that have descended below the breast crease. In most instances, breast lift surgery cannot increase fullness on its own; however, it can be combined with the placement of implants if you wish to increase size and eliminate sagging tissue.
How Your Health Influences Breast Augmentation Candidacy
You and Dr. Brucato will discuss your medical history and current health, including:
- Whether you smoke or use any tobacco products
- Your current overall health
- Whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Your age, specifically whether your breasts and body have reached full maturity (usually age 18-22)
We make sure your body is in good shape to undergo a cosmetic procedure, which will include anesthesia and a period of recovery in the days following. Our staff provides complete pre-op and aftercare instructions to set you up for success during this experience. Breast augmentation has the power to lift your spirits and change the way you carry yourself; Dr. Brucato wants you to love your new look, and he makes sure this procedure is a great match.
Cost and Financing
Being a good candidate for breast enlargement includes financial preparedness for the procedure. At the time of your consultation, after you have discussed a plan with Dr. Brucato, we provide you with the cost estimate for your procedure. Because breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, it is not typically covered by health insurance policies. For that reason, many patients are interested to know their financing and payment options, both of which we will explain in full.
At Brucato Plastic Surgery Center, we do accept financing plans through CareCredit. The way it works is you apply for one of the CareCredit plans we accept, some of which offer 0% APR or low APR. Then you use your CareCredit account just like a credit card for breast surgery. Ask our staff for more information.
Find Out If You’re a Candidate in Ridgefield
Dr. Brucato is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If you live in or nearby Ridgefield, CT, and would like to meet with Dr. Brucato to discuss your breast enhancement candidacy, please call Brucato Plastic Surgery Center at 203-431-7644. Dr. Brucato listens to your concerns and determines the breast surgery that is right for your goals.