Breast Augmentation Surgery

What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure for women who want to enhance the volume and shape of their breasts. During breast augmentation surgery, a cosmetic surgeon uses a combination of technical skills and artistry to place implants that enhance the breasts by either adding volume or correcting asymmetry for a more youthful appearance.

What options are available in breast augmentation surgery?

Each patient is unique, and a skilled cosmetic surgeon creates a plan for each patient to achieve a particular result. Some variables to consider are the location of the incision, the type of implant, and the location of the implant in relation to the chest muscle. To lessen the visibility of scars, a cosmetic surgeon can choose to make an incision near the bottom of the breast, on the underside of the arm near the armpit, or around the nipple.

Breast augmentation surgery may be performed with either saline implants or silicone implants, both of which are approved by the FDA. Another important variable is the placement of the implant either above or below the chest muscle. This choice will affect the look and feel of the augmented breasts. A woman’s desired result for her surgery factors into this choice.

What are the possible risks and complications?

As with any surgical procedure, a thorough consultation involves a clear-eyed review of risks and complications. Some examples of possible risks and complications are visible scars on the skin, infection, scarring and hardening around the implant, and the need for additional surgery.

Is maintenance required?

In the field of cosmetic surgery, factors such as the passage of time and weight fluctuations might create a need for maintenance. In addition, women might later choose to increase or decrease the size of the original implants.

Is breast augmentation surgery the right choice for me?

A thorough consultation with a skilled cosmetic surgeon is the first step to achieving a breast augmentation result that you will be happy with for years to come. Successful results often come from a combination of qualities in a cosmetic surgeon such as technical skill, empathy, and patience. You have a right to expect competence and artistry, and these skills are demonstrated in before-and-after pictures of the cosmetic surgeon’s previous patients.

Talk to your cosmetic surgeon openly about your medical history, concerns, and expectations. The results are worth it.