Breast augmentation can enhance and improve the shape of a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. The procedure can also be used to correct congenital breast asymmetries, a condition in which women may develop one breast larger than the other making it difficult to wear certain clothing styles. Breast augmentation surgery can also restore the fullness and firmness lost during pregnancy or weight loss. A breast size that is in proportion to a woman’s body can increase fashion choices as well as self confidence and improved body image.
Breast augmentation is a very individualized surgical procedure. First a thorough pre-operative evaluation is performed in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the operation. If you are determined to be a good candidate, then a detailed “question and answer session” takes place to determine your wishes and develop a plan that will achieve your goals for the surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery is typically an outpatient procedure. The operation begins with a small incision in the inferior crease of the breast, the armpit or the border of the areola. The placement of the incision will vary depending on your body type. The type of incision used does not affect the final result as far as size or shape of the breast. The space for the implant is created either under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle (pectoralis major muscle). The chosen implant is usually placed with its center lined up behind the nipple to enhance the natural shape of the breast. Finally a fine plastic closure of the incision is performed. There are different types of breast implants available and during the consultation process we will discuss which ones are better suited for you.
Breast augmentation is an important personal decision. We are committed to educating our patients using the latest information available on aesthetic plastic surgery. During your personal consultation we will provide you with a thorough explanation of the surgery and perform detailed breast measurements to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. You will be shown videos, photos, and given literature describing the surgery to futher enhance your education on breast augmentation. For more detailed information regarding breast augmentation, please contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.