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If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

What it won't do

Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.
Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.

Please watch the above video to learn more about the procedure.

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Is it right for me?

Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breasts are fully developed
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
  • Your breasts vary in size or shape
  • One or both breasts failed to develop normally
3D Simulation
Prof. Holm Mühlbauer uses the advanced imaging system, VECTRA 3D. Using this system, a three dimensional photograph of the patient is taken prior to surgery. Then, using VECTRA's software simulation tools, 3D representations of the postoperative result are created. This allows the patient the opportunity to preview various surgical options, and decide on the procedure that best suits her personal goals.
The process only takes a few minutes, and you will be able to see how you will look after your Breast augmentation. During your initial consultation, you will review the results and can even request alternative simulations to be sure you are comfortable with the recommended surgical plan
Using preoperative 3D simulation, the hesitation many patients experience before deciding to undergo plastic surgery and the concern about the outcome of their procedure, can be relieved. Now, you can accurately visualize the results of your procedure before making your final decision.
Implants may need to be replaced or revised

It's important to know that after receiving breast implants, results are not permanent and they may require replacement during your lifetime. You should expect to have future visits with your plastic surgeon to discuss changes in your breasts.
Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. If, after a period of years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour.
Continue to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions to ensure the best results for breast enlargement or breast enhancement, and attend follow-up visits as scheduled..

Anesthesia

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia as an in-or outpatient procedure. If your breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

What happens during breast augmentation surgery?
Please watch the above video to learn more about the procedure.
See the results

The results of breast augmentation surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller breasts.
Although there potentially may be complications with breast implants, they do not impair breast health. Careful review of scientific research conducted by independent groups such as the Institute of Medicine has found no proven link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.

Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation

Following your physician's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
The results of your breast augmentation surgery will be long-lasting. You will find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim wear. Like many women who have had breast augmentation, you may also have a boost in self confidence.

Postoperative Instructions Breast Augmentation