Many women are self-conscious about the size and/or shape of their breasts. Women who choose to have breast augmentation have many motivations. Some feel their breasts are out of proportion to the rest of their figure, while others are uncomfortable wearing swimsuits or form-fitting clothes because of small or disproportionate breasts. Many women lose breast volume with pregnancy and breast feeding or weight loss and want to regain volume and improve the shape of the breast. Breast augmentation can improve breast volume and size, give proportion, and restore a feminine shape to the body.
Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants or fat, referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation, to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Breast augmentation is clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty.
Breast augmentation can:
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.
For a glossary of useful terms and questions relating to breast augmentation, please refer to this website.