Women choose this popular procedure for a variety of reasons, including:
- Naturally small breasts
- Mismatched proportions between breasts and body
- Loss of volume after pregnancy, breast feeding, or weight loss
- Uneven size: one breast is noticeably smaller than the other
While implants improve shape, symmetry, and fullness; breast augmentation surgery can balance upper and lower body proportions. Dresses, tops, swimsuits and bras fit better, enhancing patients’ general self-esteem.
Breast augmentation is a significant decision and a consultation with your plastic surgeon will clarify the implant choice that will best meet your aesthetic goals. By reviewing photos, we can help patients determine how their chosen breast size will look in a bathing suit. We also offer patients an opportunity to try on various sizes under their favorite tops in order to assess how they will look postoperatively. Patients are given all the time they need to make a careful decision.
During breast augmentation surgery, a saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implant is inserted below the breast tissue or chest muscle. Soreness is common in the first few days post-op, but patients often resume light activity within a week. Swelling subsides and incision lines fade over time.