Breast Augmentation

Bigger breasts, more femininity 

Is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of breast implants to achieve larger, fuller, and more symmetrical breasts. If you have naturally small breasts that you want to enlarge, or if you want to restore the breast volume that you have lost due to breastfeeding and weight fluctuations, then breast augmentation will be a good treatment option for you.

Women with sagging breasts can also receive breast implants. Depending on how much the breast sags, an additional surgery may also be necessary. For breasts with nipples that droop below the lower crease of the breast, breast lift surgery or mastopexy, is often required as well.

This surgery will also add scars all the way around the nipple-areola unlike most breast augmentation surgeries. Without this additional surgery to remove excess skin, placement of the implant may not adequately correct the sagging.

This is often one of the most difficult decisions, and for many reasons, has the most potential for disappointment. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will work with you to identify what size of breast you desire from augmentation, but the decision always lays to the patients. The surgeon might make some suggestions.

This depends on your job and its physical demands. Some general guidelines are: Upper arm movements, like reaching, should be avoided for the first 1-2 weeks. Lifting anything heavier than 5 pounds should be avoided for 6 weeks after the operation. This lifting restriction may prevent some women from returning to work.

Yes. Placement of the implant below the breast tissue, as in sub glandular placement, does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk. Similarly, submuscular placement, or implant placement below one of the chest muscles preserves proper breast functioning. With the peri-areolar incision, an increased risk of breast-feeding problems may exist.

In one study, 7/8 patients reported problems with breast-feeding following peri-areolar breast augmentation surgery. For women who choose the infra-mammary or trans-axillary incision, (incisions under the breast and through the armpit), breastfeeding is usually not a problem. Be sure to discuss your breast-feeding needs with your surgeon during your consultation.


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