Breast augmentation, also referred to as "augmentation mammaplasty," is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the shape and increase the size of a woman's breasts. 

Most patients experience a boost of self-confidence and enjoy a shaplier physique as a result of undergoing breast augmentation. 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is appropriate for patients who desire larger and more proportionate breasts. Women may consider breast augmentation if they have naturally small breasts or if their breasts have become deflated as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging. Patients who are also concerned with sagging breasts may require a breast lift to achieve the optimal result. 


  • FDA-approved for patients 22 years or older
  • Pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel
  • Lower rate of rupture than saline implants
  • Produce a more natural result than saline implants



Breast Implant Options

There are many implant options available. Women can choose between shaped or round, silicone or saline, high or moderate profile, and a wide range of sizes. Your surgeon will recommend the most suitable implant for you based on your unique anatomy and desires for the procedure.

Breast Implant Types

  • FDA-approved for patients 18 years or older
  • Filled with a sterile saltwater solution after placement
  • When a rupture occurs, it is noticeable immediately
  • Size can be adjusted during surgery



  • FDA-approved for patients 22 years or older
  • Pre-filled with highly cohesive silicone gel
  • Lower rate of rupture compared to silicone or saline implants
  • Available in different shapes

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Implant Shapes

Implants are available in both round and anatomical shapes. Round implants can give the breasts a fuller and more voluptuous appearance, while shaped implants provide a more natural and conservative result. However, before choosing shaped implants, patients should consider the fact that they may shift or rotate in the pocket, creating displeasing abnormalities.

Implant Profiles

Women who are planning on undergoing breast augmentation can choose between low, moderate, and high profile implants. The implant profile refers to how much it projects from the chest wall. Low profile implants are appropriate for patients with substantial existing breast tissue or women who want a conservative augmentation. Moderate and high profile implants are ideal for those with minimal breast tissue who desire a prominent breast profile.

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Allergan, Inc.

Allergan, one of the world’s largest breast implants manufacturers, entered the breast implants market in 2006 with the acquisition of Inamed. Its Natrelle® collection offers a wide range of silicone gel and saline breast implant options.

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Breast Augmentation Process


The consultation appointment with your surgeon includes a thorough analysis of your health history, any medications you are taking, and what you wish to achieve with the procedure. You should have all of this information on hand when you come to your appointment. The surgeon will discuss which techniques will best provide you with the results you desire and answer any questions you may have.


Breast augmentation is typically performed using general anesthesia and takes about two hours to complete. Based on the plan developed during your consultation, the surgeon will place the implants either above or below the pectoral muscle. Incisions are most commonly created either around the areolas (periareolar), beneath the breasts at the crease (inframammary), in the underarm (transaxillary), or through the umbilicus (transumbilical or TUBA) and are closed with sutures. Your surgeon will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each to help determine the best incision location for you.


After surgery, it is likely that you will be advised to wear a compression garment to aid with swelling and to minimize discomfort. Swelling will subside considerably after about three weeks but may last as long as a few months. For the first few days after your surgery, you will need to get plenty of rest and avoid bending or lifting. Most patients can go back to work within one week and resume regular exercise after about six weeks. Your surgeon will provide you with more detailed information about what you can expect during your recovery.

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