Commonly, breast augmentation increases the breast size using
- Silicone implants or
- Fat transfer
- Rarely, a combination of both
One of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgery procedures; breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.
When to Consider Breast Augmentation
- If you want a proportioned or a more appealing figure
- If you wish your clothes fit better
- If you believe you might gain self-confidence or self-esteem from such a procedure
- When pregnancy, weight loss, or aging has affected the size and shape of your breasts
- To restore symmetry if one of your breasts is smaller than the other
- Augmentation is a long-term solution for achieving an ideal figure.
- You can look better in clothes and swimwear.
- You can have a more youthful-looking figure.
- You can feel more proportional.
- Implants are not lifetime devices and rarely may eventually need to be replaced
- Normal surgical risks are involved.
- There is a rare condition called Breast Implant Related Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL) which you should discuss with your plastic surgeon
- Some patients wish to remove implants later for a variety of reasons, which can include pain, asymmetry, lifestyle changes, or other symptoms
These are the top pros and cons to weigh when considering breast augmentation. If you wish to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with Dr. Sreekar HArinatha and discuss.
Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider breast augmentation:
- You believe your breasts are too small for your body.
- You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops.
- Clothes that fit your hips are too large at the bust line.
- Your breasts do not fill out your brassiere.
- Your breasts have become smaller or less firm after you’ve had children.
- Your breasts have become smaller due to weight loss.
- One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
- You have sagging breasts, which may benefit from both augmentation and a breast lift.
If you are in good health, have a positive attitude, and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.