Breast Augmentation or Breast Enhancement is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures. It improves not only your figure but often your self-image and confidence. Numerous independent national studies have shown no evidence of health hazard from breast implants. The implants are placed through small incisions in front or behind the pectoralis muscles, depending on the individual. Read the Breast Augmentation FAQ’s.
Breast Augmentation Example 1* (Tuberous deformity)
Implants: 405 cc silicone gel implants
Note: She desired to go to a C/D size with silicone implants. Ptosis of right breast is 2.5 cm and left breast is 2 cm. There are 4 cm areola diameter. There is constrictions at the narrow bases of the breasts, consistent with tuberous deformity. We performed breast augmentation after scoring the underside of the breast to increase the width and crescent lift to raise the areola position.
Breast Augmentation Example 2*
Implants: 500 cc moderate plus profile silicone gel implants
Estimated cup size change: 34 A-B to full D
Note: The patient had some loss of volume and droopiness after breastfeeding. She was interested in the silicone implants after having saline implants. She was very satisfied with the size and contour of these silicone gel implants.
Breast Augmentation Example 3*
Implants: 350 cc round smooth saline implants
Estimated cup size change: A to full C
Note: This woman with three children had significant loss of breast volume after breastfeeding. She had mild ptosis (droopiness) of her breasts. She underwent subglandular (above muscle) placement of implants which filled up her excess skin envelope nicely.
Breast Augmentation Example 4*
Implants: 300 cc round smooth saline implants
Estimated cup size change: B to large C
Note: This young woman desired to have fuller breasts and to improve the shape of her breasts. She had a moderate amount of breast tissue already and I felt subglandular (above muscle plane) placement would give her the best appearance with better integration of her own tissue with implants.
Breast Augmentation Example 5*
Implants: 300 cc smooth saline
Estimated cup size increase: large B to D
Note: This woman desired to increase her size from her original B to D size. She had her implants placed under the pectoralis muscle layer and was very happy with her new appearance.
Breast Augmentation Example 6*
Implants: 300 cc silicone gel moderate plus profile
Estimated cup size change: 32 A to full C size
Note: The patient was 5’6″ and weighed 133 pounds. The implants were submuscular.
Breast Augmentation Example 7*
Implants: 400 cc silicone gel moderate plus profile Estimated cup size change: 36 A to full C size
Note: The patient was an avid runner. She was 5’4″ and weighed 121 pounds. This is a submuscular placement.
Breast Augmentation Example 8*
Implants: 375 cc saline moderate plus profile implants filled to 375 cc
Estimated cup size change: 34 B to full C/small D size
Note: She was 5’7″ and weighed 135 pounds. Implants were submuscular.
Breast Augmentation Example 9*
Implants: Moderate plus profile saline implants (325 cc) filled to 330 cc on the right and 350 cc on the left
Estimated cup size change: 34 A to C
Note: She presents a common finding in women who have lost breast volume after childbirth. There are some stretch marks and some droopines (ptosis). In her case, the left breast is smaller and higher than the right breast. Note that augmentation alone corrected her volume and ptosis nicely although her right breast is still a bit lower. She is perfectly happy with that.
Breast Augmentation Example 10*
Estimated cup size change: 32 small A to full B
Note: This athletic young woman desired to go to full B size and no larger. This change is subtle enough to make her feel more feminine without adversely affect her love of running.
Breast Augmentation Example 11*
Implants: 425 cc silicone gel implants
Estimated cup size change: 34 A to D
Note: She was 5’2” and weighed 110 pounds and was interested in getting the full look of D cup size.
Breast Augmentation Example 12*
Implants: 275 cc saline implants
Estimated cup size change: 34 B to full C (6 years post op)
Note: She had significant improvement with her augmentation and was pleased with the results. We were able to get these six-year follow-up photos when she came to visit recently.
Breast Augmentation Example 13*
Implants: 275 cc silicone implants
Estimated cup size change: 34 A/B to mid C
Note: This 45-year-old professional woman with two children desired to increase to mid C size without appearing augmented. She was more interested in the softness of silicone implants.
Breast Augmentation Example 14*
Implants: 245 cc Mentor MemoryStable silicone implants
Estimated cup size change: 34 C to D
Note: This flight attendant desired to lift her breast to get a better contour without an increase of volume (top row). Three years ago, we performed mastopexy without implants and improved the appearance of the breasts. After some weight loss she desired to have more fullness at her upper pole (middle row). We elected to place the Mentor MemoryShape 245 cc silicone Implants (also known as the gummy-bear implants) under the muscle layer. See the much improved contour 1.5 years later (bottom row). Note how well the scars have faded!!