Breast Augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance, size, and contour of a woman's breasts. Women consider breast augmentation for many different reasons. Some women feel their breasts are too small. Some desire augmentation after their breasts change after pregnancy. Others desire to correct an asymmetry in breast size.
Breast augmentation is performed with implants that can be placed under a chest muscle or over a chest muscle. The incision can be placed in the areola (the area surrounding the nipple), or lower breast fold.
In general, all breast augmentations are minimally invasive procedures.
Breast Implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. A woman determines her desired size by fitting trial implants.
If the breasts feel empty and sagging with the nipple far below the normal level a breast lift procedure may be combined with the breast augmentation for an augmentation mastopexy.
For women who are also seeking body contouring and will undergo liposuction, the excess fat can be used to augment other parts of the body by fat injection. This procedure can be used, in some patients, to add volume to the breast using the body's natural fat. This provides a more natural feel and avoids any risk associated with the implants, however it does not add as much volume as the implants and it may need to be done over multiple sessions for the maximal effect.