Breast augmentation is a procedure that uses implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. Woman who choose to have breast augmentation do so to improve their self image. Many women feel dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, or they may want to bring balance to a breast that is somewhat smaller than the other. Others want the procedure to restore their natural breast volume, which may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or aging. For more information regarding breast augmentation, please contact our office. We will be happy to send you a detailed brochure on the procedure.
Augmentation mammaplasty patient shown before surgery.
An incision is made either underneath the breast just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple) or in the armpit.
Cross section of the breast shows location of the implant, either in a pocket directly under the breast tissue or underneath the chest muscle.
The postoperative patient with fuller breasts.