What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.
We commonly perform this procedure to help achieve symmetry in breast reconstruction and to address breast deformities such as tuberous breast deformity.
What breast augmentation surgery can do
Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
Improve balance of breast and hip contours
Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Improve symmetry and shape in reconstructive surgery
Breast implants may be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy on the remaining breast to increase the volume and symmetry of the unaffected breast.
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. A breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation for sagging breasts to look fuller and lifted.
Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.
Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it is important that you're doing it for yourself and not for someone else. Patient satisfaction is high, specifically when they want the procedure themselves.
You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if:
You are physically healthy and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding
You have realistic expectations
Your breasts are fully developed
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging
You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing "empty"
Your breasts are asymmetrical
One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape
Visit the American Society of Plastic Surgery for information on different types of breast implants
The information on this page is referenced from American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Nein, Alexander. “Breast Augmentation.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2018, www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation.