Plastic Surgery Procedures - Breast Enlargment or Augmentation - Boob Job


Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.  Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.

If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:

  1. Increase fullness and projection of your breasts

  2. Improve the balance of your figure

  3. Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

What it won’t do

Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.

Is it right for me?

Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:

  1. You are physically healthy

  2. You have realistic expectations

  3. Your breasts are fully developed

  4. You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small

  5. You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging

  6. Your breasts vary in size or shape

  7. One or both breasts failed to develop normally

Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. A surgeon’s cost for breast augmentation may vary based on his or her experience, the type of breast implant used, as well as geographic office location.

Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Cost may include:

  1. Surgeon’s fee

  2. Hospital or surgical facility costs

  3. Anesthesia fees

  4. Implant cost

  5. Prescriptions for medication

  6. Post-surgery garments

  7. Medical tests

See how Breast Implants work with this

informative 3D animation curtosy  of the

American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Explination