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Who Are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation?

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Who Are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is an intimate surgical operation that changes your breasts’ size and shape and can be a great intervention if you’re unhappy with the way they appear.

The best candidates for the procedure are healthy women who have an average BMI and do not smoke. Following a healthy lifestyle ensures that your recovery from surgery is more rapid. 

Your breasts also need to be fully developed. Dr. Lawton does not recommend breast augmentation for adolescents.

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*Individual Results May Vary

The Purpose of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has a range of purposes, but for most women, it is a procedure that helps to improve how they feel about the size and shape of their breasts. 

Some patients choose breast augmentation if their breasts are asymmetrical or smaller than they would like. Other times, they have an elongated shape or may not have developed normally at all.

As you get older, you may notice that your breasts begin to sag or start to look “empty.” You may also see that they change shape following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation can address these concerns and help to make your breasts look more youthful.

About Breast Augmentation Candidacy

Many women can benefit from breast augmentation. The treatment’s goal is to provide you with breasts that give you confidence and allow you to live your best life. A single surgery can deal with a whole host of aesthetic issues and completely resculpt the appearance of your chest area.

For instance, breast augmentation lets you reduce sagging, increase firmness, restore symmetry, and increase size. The procedure involves making a small incision in the breast and then filling the pocket with implants before stitching the area up again.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Healthy Lifestyle 

The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are non-smoking patients with a normal BMI. Living a healthy life improves recovery time and reduces the chances of complications following surgery. If you quit smoking and eat a healthy diet before the operation, it will improve your chances of success.

Realistic Expectations 

Candidates should also go into breast augmentation with realistic expectations. Surgery can only work with your existing body shape and breast tissue.

Furthermore, the full effects of treatment will not be immediately obvious following treatment. It will take time for swelling to subside and the breasts to find their new placement. This process usually takes several weeks. At first, the location and position of the breasts may look unnatural. Candidates should prepare themselves for that.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Dr. Tenley Lawton’s breast augmentation patients experience a host of benefits. These include:

  • Improved confidence: Breast augmentation can help you feel happier in your skin and more confident in your life.
  • Enhance appearance:  Breast augmentation can address aesthetic issues such as asymmetry.

Restore breasts after pregnancy: Breast augmentation can help return your breasts to their original size and shape before pregnancy and breastfeeding.

“Dr. Lawton is a wonderful surgeon. I received a breast augmentation from her with Allergans new shaped 410 implants and I LOVE my results. They look very natural and there was barely any downtime. I was back to work four days later and no one could even tell. The staff is great but mostly I loved the time Dr. Lawton spent with me. I felt that as a woman she truly understood what I wanted. I would definitely refer her to friends and family.” *

MG, Happy Patient


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation.
Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tenley Lawton, serves Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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