Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement, is one of the top plastic surgery procedures performed today, due to the highly satisfying results it provides. This procedure entails the use of implants placed into breast tissue to add size and fullness to the bust line. For women that are unhappy or self-conscious about their body contour, breast enlargement surgery can often provide the results they are looking for.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Women who are the best candidates for breast enlargement surgery have one or more of the following concerns:
- Asymmetrical or different sizes of breasts
- Breasts that are too small in proportion to the rest of the body
- Breasts that have lost fullness due to pregnancy and breast feeding
- Self-consciousness about wearing certain types of clothing due to breast size
About the Procedure
Prior to your breast enlargement procedure, Dr Thomas will work with you to help you make the various decisions involved with this surgery. Some of those choices might include:
Implant type – cohesive silicone gel implants can be smooth or textured
Implant size, shape and projection – round or tear dropped shape
Incision location – in the breast crease, under the arm, or around the areola,
Implant placement – below or above the pectoral muscle
Utilising the 3D Vectra camera, simulations are performed to assist patients in their choice of implant and assists in educating patients with their expected results.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthesia. Most patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure, although some may prefer an overnight stay in the hospital.See Before and Afters