Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures, helping women with small or uneven breasts, and women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy achieve a fuller, shapelier, and better proportioned look. While saline implants are still available, the majority of patients (75%) are choosing silicone gel implants – fully approved by the FDA.
Prior to surgery, patients are encouraged to come back to the office and try on implant sizers with their own clothes, and to feel free to bring with them family and friends to help in choosing their size.
Patients typically return to their normal activities within the first week. In fact, the pain is usually so mild that we routinely ask patients to slow down and “take it easy” for the first few weeks.
Over time, the effects of gravity, aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, along with the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. If there is enough volume, a breast lift or Mastopexy may be all that is required to revise and reshape sagging breasts. It may also reposition and reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
By trimming and tightening the skin and tissues, the breasts look and feel more youthful. You will stop having to continually adjust your bra straps or worry that your breasts may peak out the bottom of your bathing suit top!
Breast Augmentation With A Breast Lift
Many women find that not only have their breasts sagged with time, but the breasts have “deflated”, usually after having children. A breast lift with augmentation (augmentation Mastopexy) lifts and restores youthful shape to the breasts, while also increasing the size, resulting in perkier, more youthful breasts. Clothes (and bras) just fit better.