What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants or in some cases, fat transfer. It is one of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures. Breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.
When to consider breast augmentation?

If you desire larger breasts for any reason, you are a good candidate for this surgery.

When pregnancy, weight loss or aging has affected the size and shape of your breasts.

If you want a better proportioned or more appealing figure. If you wish your clothes fit better.

To restore symmetry if one of your breasts is smaller than the other.

Are silicone implants safe?

Silicone gel−filled breast implants have been under scrutiny for years, but after gathering detailed and meticulous research and data, the FDA has approved them for use in cosmetic breast augmentation surgery, finding NO link between silicone gel breast implants and connective tissue disease, breast cancer or reproductive problems.

It is important for women with breast implants to keep in mind that while breast implants are intended to last your lifetime, replacement may become necessary. After breast implant surgery, you should have periodic examination by your plastic surgeon to monitor your implants.

How is breast augmentation performed?

In breast augmentation using implants, your surgeon makes an incision, lifts the breast tissue, creates a pocket in the breast area and places an implant in the pocket.

Multiple factors, including your anatomy and your surgeon's recommendations, will determine how your breast implant is inserted and positioned. The implant is placed in a pocket either:

  • Underneath the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall.
  • Underneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle.
Where will the scar be in case of breast augmentation with implants?
The incision will be placed beneath your breasts over the infra mammary crease and it will be well hidden within your bra. There are other approaches as well, through the areola(dark skin around the nipple) or through the armpit. These are discussed during your consultation.
What is autologous fat transfer?
An additional option for breast augmentation is autologous fat transfer, a process in which your surgeon removes your own fat, using liposuction, from a fat-yielding body part (such as your abdomen, thighs, or flanks), processes it and then injects it into your breasts.
What will be the recovery period after breast augmentation?

You will be able to move about the very next day after your surgery. For two to five days, you may feel stiff and sore in your chest region.

Any surgical dressings will be removed within several days. You may be instructed to wear a support bra.

You may be able to return to work within a few days to a week, depending on the nature of your job.

You should refrain from lifting, pulling or pushing anything that causes pain and limit strenuous activity or upper body twisting if this causes discomfort.

Upper body exercises will be restricted for four weeks.

Are the results of breast augmentation long lasting?

Under normal circumstances, the results of your breast augmentation surgery will be long-lasting; however, it’s important to know that breast implants need to be replaced if they leak. Routine follow-up with your surgeon is important.

Fat transfer surgery has different expectations, including losing some volume over time.

Your breasts can change due to:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Hormonal factors
  • Gravity

After a number of years, if you become less satisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a revision surgery to exchange your implants, or a breast lift to restore a more youthful shape and contour.