What is breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a "breast aug" or "boob job" by patients, involves using breast implants or fat to increase the size of your breasts, to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, to achieve a more rounded shape, or to improve natural breast size asymmetry. Breast augmentation is also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty. When fat is used from volume, the procedure is referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation can:
• Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
• Improve balance of breast and hip contours
• Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.
Breast augmentation candidates
A breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it's important that you're doing it for yourself and not for someone else, even if that person has offered to pay for it. Your patient satisfaction is high specifically when they want the procedure themselves.
• You are physically healthy and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding
• You have realistic expectations
• Your breasts are fully developed
• You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
• You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
• You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing "empty"
• Your breasts are asymmetrical
• One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape
Breast augmentation results
While a breast augmentation yields larger breasts right away, the results may take a few weeks as the swelling subsides and the skin stretches. Some patients may need to wear a bandeau to help shape their breasts, especially if they have underlying asymmetry or very small breasts to start with. Incision lines may take several months, even a couple of years, to fade.
Types of breast Augmentation
Saline, Silicone, Gummy Bear, and Fat Transfer