What is breast enlargement?

Breast enlargement can be done by using a breast prosthesis or fat transfer to increase breast size. This procedure can also restore the volume of breasts lost after weight loss or pregnancy, or to make the breasts more round or to treat the breasts to get an asymmetrical size. It is recommended not to increase the size of the breast by fat injection because it interferes with breast cancer tests.

Breast enlargement is also called mammoplasty. The method of breast enlargement with prosthesis is done with surgery and placement of implants or prostheses of any size. But breast enlargement with fat injection is done by removing fat from other parts of the body and adding it to the breast area.

 

What can breast enlargement surgery do?

  • Increased breast bulge
  • Increase balance and shape the bulges of the chest
  • Increases self-confidence.
  • It may be used for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy (removal of part of the breast) or any damage to the breasts.
  • People with the genetics of breast cancer can have their breast tissue removed before cancer and replaced with a prosthesis to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

What can breast enlargement surgery not do?

  • Breast enlargement surgery cannot correct severely sagging breasts.
  • Breast lift surgery may be needed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery for sagging breasts to look bigger and taller. 
  • Breast lift surgery can often be done at the same time as breast enlargement surgery or may require a separate surgery. Your breast surgeon will help you make that decision.

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Who is a good candidate for breast enlargement surgery?

Breast augmentation is a completely personal decision and it is important that you do it for yourself and not for someone else, even if someone else has offered to pay for your breast surgery. The patient’s consent and the fact that their final decision is to have breast augmentation surgery is very important.

You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if:

  • You are physically healthy and not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have realistic expectations from a breast prosthesis
  • Your breasts are fully grown
  • You feel uncomfortable because your breasts are so small
  • You feel uncomfortable because after pregnancy, weight loss or aging, your breasts have lost their shape and volume.
  • You are unhappy with your upper chest, which is apparently “empty”.
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical.
  • One or both of your breasts are not naturally growing or are slim.

If you are going to have this surgery, take some time to look at breast augmentation photos and learn about what you expect during recovery. Preparing before the time of breast surgery helps patients have reasonable expectations and an easier recovery period.

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