Breast augmentation with implants, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that accentuates the size and shape of a woman’s breasts to provide a more proportioned figure. Saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants are placed to make breasts fuller and enhance their shape, and make it easier to wear certain styles of clothing. The incision is typically made under the breast or at the margin of the areola. Alternatively, the incision can be made under the arm in a skin crease, so that there is no scar on the chest.
In addition to making the breasts larger, our providers have specialized techniques that can move the breasts closer together and slightly lift sagging breasts in selected patients without any additional incisions (normally a breast lift procedure is required to obtain these results). Breast augmentation is a tremendous help to patients in who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to restore their natural appearance.