Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

mentqlIt’s important to consider if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery before making your decision. There are many factors that makeup whether or not someone is a good candidate, and it’s important to understand what these factors are when deciding on whether or not this procedure is right for you. In this blog post, we will go over the different types of people who aren’t usually good candidates for cosmetic procedures.

If you’re looking to change your life, improve your relationships, or increase the number of job opportunities that you receive through this procedure then it’s important to consider if you might be better served by simply changing other areas in your life instead. Let’s see some other examples.

People With a History of Addiction

People who are struggling with addiction might find that plastic surgery isn’t the best idea for them. Many people struggle with addiction because they have underlying, unresolved issues that cosmetic changes won’t resolve. If you’re looking to change your life by having this procedure then it’s important to make sure you don’t fall into a pattern of making short-term changes that don’t resolve the underlying problems.

Those Who Are Pregnant or Nursing

It’s not a good idea to have the breast augmentation procedure done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The issue is that many changes made through surgery will be permanent, and it may cause issues for the child who has absorbed these chemical compounds through your milk supply. If you’re looking for short-term results then consider what alternatives there might be before making any permanent changes.

Those Who Have a History of Mental Illness or Psychological Problems

It’s also important to consider if you have any history of mental illness before going forward with this procedure. Many people who have these problems might find that the new appearance they receive from plastic surgery is only temporary, and it often doesn’t resolve underlying issues that contribute to their emotional problems. It’s important to consider if you’re doing this procedure for cosmetic reasons, or because there is something else that might be more effective instead.

If you find yourself in any of these categories then it’s likely best for you not to proceed with plastic surgery and instead focus on what other changes can be made where they will make a real difference.  When it comes to plastic surgery, the most important thing is your mental health so please consider the different options that are available to you before moving forward.

Children Under 18 Years Old Without Parental Consent

The final group of people to consider are those who don’t have parental consent. If you’re a minor and want to pursue plastic surgery, then it’s important for your parent or guardian to sign the necessary forms before going forward with this procedure. Many minors find themselves in a difficult position where they go against their parents’ wishes by having cosmetic procedures done, and it can hurt their relationship with these parents in the future.

Final Words

The main thing to consider if you are serious about having this procedure done is whether or not you’re a good candidate for plastic surgery. If your answer is that you aren’t then take some time before making any permanent changes to reflect on what other options might be available instead. If you’re not sure, ask your doctor for more information.

Dr. Jim Brantner M.D. is experienced in cosmetic surgery and has helped countless patients in their journey to look better. Get in touch with him today to get more insights on plastic surgery.

What to Expect After a Breast Augmentation

What to Expect After a Breast Augmentation

Whether you’ve had a breast augmentation and are curious about what to expect, or if you’re just contemplating the procedure, this article will give you an idea of what it’s like after your surgery. Your surgeon will want to see you as soon as possible post-op, but there is no need for alarm. He/she wants to make sure that everything has gone according to plan and that your recovery is going smoothly.

You may find yourself sore and swollen for several days following the procedure; however, most patients can return home within 24 hours of their surgery provided they stay on top of their pain medications and follow instructions from their doctor.

Recovery Time

The length of time you will need to recover varies from patient to patient and the type of procedure performed. On average, patients can expect that they will need to take anywhere from two weeks off work after breast augmentation for both procedures; however, if you’re extremely sore or your implants are higher risk (e.g., placed over the muscle), then it may be longer than this estimate.

What to Expect After Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery can result in some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. For the first few days after your procedure, you will likely need help with daily tasks such as bathing or cooking; however, this is temporary and should improve within a week of your surgery.

You’ll want to take it easy for several weeks following breast augmentation surgery with limited activity. Your doctor will most likely encourage you to take time off work for at least two weeks after your procedure, but this may be more than is required depending on the type of breast augmentation performed and your personal recovery path.

The Recovery Process

Recovery varies significantly from patient to patient. The recovery process after breast augmentation surgery is different for each person, depending on their pain tolerance and the type of procedure performed.

Breast implants are usually placed under your chest muscles or breasts through small incisions made around the nipple area; however, you may need a larger implant if it cannot be inserted through this small incision.

The larger the implant, the more anesthesia you will need and the longer your recovery time. If placed under your chest muscles, it can take several weeks for implants to settle into their final location; however, if they are filled with saline solution or silicone gel (as opposed to being filled with fat), then doctors report that you can expect a faster recovery time.

Complications & What To Do if They Arise

If you know and trust your surgeon and feel comfortable with his/her level of expertise, then you should not worry about serious complications arising. However, if something does go wrong or if you experience any unusual symptoms after surgery (e.g., fever), then it’s important to call him/her right away for advice on how best to proceed.

Your communication with your doctor throughout the process is crucial to the success of your surgery and recovery.


You need to be extremely careful about who performs your breast augmentation surgery; therefore, it is important to do thorough research and ensure that you are comfortable with both the surgeon’s level of expertise as well as their ability to communicate effectively.

To find out more about what happens post-op or if you want to know what results can be expected after several months, contact Dr. Jim Brantner M.D. to schedule a consultation today.