Year after year, Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. The availability, safety and predictability of Breast Augmentation makes it an attractive option for women with small breasts looking for more breast volume or women who have lost breast volume after weight loss or childbirth.
Breast Augmentation After Childbirth
A common reason for Breast Enhancement is to replace breast volume lost after childbirth. This occurs both with or without breastfeeding. For women who lose breast volume, the Gummy Bear Breast Implant is a way to get back what was lost, and sometimes a bit more.
The woman above was comfortable with being a full C to small D cup, but after childbirth she lost breast volume, especially in the upper pole. Silicone Breast Implants were inserted via inframammary fold (IMF) incisions hidden beneath the breasts to restore her breast volume and enhance the overall shape of her breasts. After Breast Enlargement, she was much more comfortable in a bathing suit, and her old clothes fit again.
Breast Augmentation for the Athlete
For athletes, large breasts can be cumbersome as they can get in the way and effect balance. I have many patients who enjoy running, and too large a cup size can be a handicap. While some athletes are comfortable in the D-cup range, most are happy in the B to C-cup range.
The woman above lost breast volume and wanted a proportional Breast Enlargement. She was unhappy with the appearance of her breast in low-cut clothing that revealed the cleavage area, despite her excellent muscle definition. Subpectoral Breast Augmentation enhanced her cleavage and increased her breast size.
Breast Augmentation with a Tight Lower pole
When the lower pole of the natural breast is tight, breast implants tend to ride high while pushing nipples downward. To achieve an aesthetic result with proper nipple position on the breast mound, the inframammary fold (IMF) needs to be lowered and the breasts’ constricted lower poles released. This is frequently seen with Tubular Breasts also.
The patient above did not have tubular breasts, but she did have tight lower poles for the amount of augmentation she desired. The IMFs were lowered and the lower pole internally scored to accommodate the implants for a more voluptuous Breast Augmentation.
Breast Augmentation with a Lax Lower pole
Compared to the previous patient, the next Breast Enlargement patient has the opposite problem with her lower pole. This patient’s breasts have bottomed out with weight loss. She retains volume in the lower pole, but the upper pole is empty and flat.
In the above case, the lower pole was full preoperatively, but the upper pole was lacking volume. After proper Breast Implant placement, upper pole volume is restored, and her nipples are brought to the front of the breasts.
Breast Augmentation Consultations
If you are considering Breast Implants be certain to consult with an experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, call (925) 943-6353, and schedule a private consultation appointment in my Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office.Previous Post Next Post