Am I a good candidate for a breast augmentation? January 25, 2023 Breast augmentation surgery is one of the top two cosmetic procedures in the United States. It attracts millions of healthy women every year who choose to undergo surgery for a number of reasons, including: Improving the shape of the breasts Increasing the fullness in the cleavage Reversing sagging and volume loss after childbirth Improving physique following a major weight loss Breast augmentation is available to women above the age of 18 with fully developed breasts. Prior to your breast augmentation Houston plastic surgeons, Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks, will require you receive a mammogram if you are above the age of 40, if you have a strong family history of breast cancer, if you have irregular discharge from the nipple, or if you have skin dimpling, lumps, or bumps around the breast. Additionally, women who have just given birth are required to wait at least six months after breastfeeding to consider breast augmentation surgery. This will allow the breasts to settle into their final position on the chest wall as well as reduce the risk of infection from residual milk in the ducts.