Breast Augmentation remains the most frequently requested and performed Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure. Breast Augmentation provides a safe and effective means of providing breast volume for women who have always had small breasts, and for restoring breast volume for women whose breasts have lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast Augmentation for Small Breasts
For women who have always had small breast, Breast Implants can provide the breast volume that has been missing. If you are considering Breast Augmentation, and have never had large breasts, you have an advantage. The advantage is tighter skin. Firm skin will stretch and fit smoothly over the Breast Implants, giving a youthful result, without the need for a Breast Lift.
Breast Augmentation for Deflated Breasts
During pregnancy, or weight gain, the breasts often enlarge. In the process, the skin is stretched and the amount of skin increases. After childbirth or weight loss, the breast may not return to its original size and shape. The result is often a breast which looks deflated. The breast volume is lost, but skin does not shrink enough to provide firm coverage.
There are two types of deflation. When the breast “pancakes” or “bottoms out,” the nipple remains elevated and near the center of the breast. This is termed pseudoptosis, or “fake sagging.” Breast Augmentation is usually all that is needed to restore a more ideal breast shape when there is pseudoptosis. However, when the nipple is low on the breast, or the nipple is lower than the inframammary fold (the fold beneath the breast), this it termed ptosis, or “sagging.” When true sagging is present, Breast Augmentation alone is not enough, and a Breast Lift is used along with a Breast Implant to provide the best results.