Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.

By inserting an implant behind each breast, it is possible to increase a woman's bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. Typically, saline filled implants are used for augmentation mammoplasty, and these devices have been used safely for over twenty years. Under certain circumstances, silicone gel filled implants may be available for use under an FDA research protocol. Ask your surgeon if you qualify.

In addition to adding fullness to the breast, breast implants can be use to correct differences between the breasts or changes with the breasts. During the procedure, disparities in the size or shape of the breasts, and well as breast ptosis (drooping of the breast) can be corrected, restoring a more natural and youthful appearance to the breasts.