The Best Candidate For Breast Augmentation

If you’re considering breast implants in San Francisco:

Candidates for Breast Implants

Any woman who is physically healthy and realistic in her expectations about the results of breast implant surgery is a good candidate for the procedure. In addition, you should ask yourself some key questions:


  • Do you have any medical conditions that could impair healing from breast implant surgery?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Are you committed to proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, including moderate amounts of physical exercise?
  • Can you fully disclose your health history to Dr. Mosser, including current medications, your use of vitamin and herbal supplements, as well as your use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs?

Breast Implant Surgery Specifics—What You Can Expect

Breast implantation is usually performed with general anesthesia, though a local anesthesia with a sedative is sometimes used. Dr. Mosser will base his decision on the specific methods of surgery he will perform and on your preferences. He will discuss this with you long before surgery.

Dr. Mosser, a board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, will also discuss in detail how he will insert and position your breast implants. It will depend on your anatomy and other factors. The incision can be made in the breast crease where it meets your chest, around the areola, or in the armpit. Every effort will be made to make the incisions in places that are as inconspicuous as possible.

From the incision, the breast tissue and skin will be lifted to create a pocket for the breast implants, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your pectoral muscle in your chest. The implants are then positioned so that they are centered beneath your nipples.

The advantages of putting the breast implants behind your chest muscle may reduce the possibility of capsular contracture. It may also make breast examinations by mammogram easier. On the other hand, this placement can make recuperation a bit slower and slightly more uncomfortable for a few days after surgery. Dr. Mosser will explain the pros and cons of each position to you during a consultation, helping you decide based on your specific anatomy and goals.

Breast implants are often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. San Francisco has several surgery center locations where Dr. Mosser will perform combination surgeries on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Usually, however, patients go home and recuperate in the comfort of familiar surroundings in the Bay Area right after breast implant surgery.

All You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation

Learn about Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery.