Breast augmentation, or enlargement, is an operation done to enhance the appearance of small breasts. This procedure increases the size and improves the shape of the breasts especially in underdeveloped breasts, breasts that have decreased in size after pregnancy, or breasts that are uneven in volume.
Today, you can choose from a wide variety of implant shapes and styles to enhance your breasts. Both saline-filled implants and silicone-filled implants are available. The thicker or more cohesive silicone also known as the “gummy bear implant” is also available in a natural anatomical shape or round shape. Dr. Goodman personally customizes the implant to fit your body type and desired outcome.
Implants can be inserted either on top of or behind the pectoralis major muscle in the chest. The incision can be around the areola, under the breast, in the armpit, or in the bellybutton. Generally all these incisions heal virtually unnoticeably.
The most important factor that Dr. Goodman considers when doing a breast augmentation is the desire of the patient: what size you want to become and what your priorities are in terms of the shape of the breast and the incision. Realistic expectations and being well informed makes it more likely that you will be pleased with the result – as the great majority of patients are after breast augmentation.
Many women also opt to have a tummy tuck at the same time as the breast augmentation to balance the body. Sometimes it is necessary to have a breast lift along with the augmentation if an implant alone will not lift the nipple back into its normal position.
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The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.