Augmentation or enlargement, mastopexy or breast lift, and augmentation mastopexy are options for women who seeking to enhance the appearance of their breasts. There are several different ways to perform these procedures, but our general goal is to improve breast shape and position, while minimizing visible surgery scars.
There are many reasons why women choose breast enhancement, such as loss of volume after pregnancy, aging, weight loss, or simply to improve self-image.
Breast augmentation is a form of cosmetic plastic surgery and implies the reshaping of one’s breasts with implants. There are many different options when it comes to breast augmentation.
To start there are two types of implants; silicone, and saline. Silicone implants are composed of a cohesive silicone gel that is encased in an elastomer shell. Saline implants are saline solutions encased in an elastomer shell. Next is the location of the incision. The incision can be made under the breast where it meets the rest of the body (“inframammary”) , or around the nipple area (“periareolar”). The surgical scars due to the incisions will be noticeable after the procedure but they will fade away within 6 months. Finally is the placement of the implants. Breast implants can be placed between the breast tissue and pectoral muscle (“subglandular”) or behind the pectoral muscle (“subpectoral”). The choice is made considering many variables including anatomical and personal factors.
Recovery can take a few weeks for the swelling and discomfort to subside while the surgical scarring can take about half a year to fade away.