Breast augmentation (breast enlargement, augmentation mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure that can add volume or restore fullness of the breast by placing breast implants. In the US, over 300,000 women undergo the procedure every year. It is the most common elective cosmetic surgery performed today in the US.
During the procedure, breast implants (silicone or saline-filled) are placed through small incisions.
Choice of Breast Implants - Silicone or saline?
There are saline-filled and silicone-filled implants available for breast augmentation. The shells of all implants are made of silicone rubber. The difference is in a material filling them. The implants come in variety of sizes, shapes (round vs. shaped), surfaces (smooth vs. textured) and profiles (from moderate to ultra high). The most appropriate implant will be recommended at the time of consultation. The selection of particular type and size of the implant will depend on the patient's desires but will also be based on the patient's anatomy (chest width, rib cage shape, soft tissue thickness and quality).
The implants will increase the size of the breast. They will not correct sagginess (ptosis) of the breasts, in these cases a breast lift (mastopexy), with or without implants is the procedure of choice.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Majewski will work with you to identify which breast implants will work best for your desired aesthetic and lifestyle.
Breast augmentation: Silicone Implants
Breast Augmentation: Saline implants
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
View recent breast augmentation results in this gallery. Feel free to reference these images during your consultation with Dr. Majewski.