Breast Augmentation – Augmentation Mammoplasty
Dr. Park’s Approach:
“Breast Augmentation is about choices. Size is often the first choice considered, but there are many other important decisions to be made. Implant shape, implant material, implant diameter, implant projection, shell texture, incision location, muscle coverage and postoperative management options are all important choices which need to be made.
My personal experience has led me to understand that the projection of the implant away from a woman’s body is most directly related to her perception of size. Although we have been conditioned to think in bra sizes, they tend not to be the best goals to target. Because of differences in bra manufacturers and how women wear bras, (some like them tighter and some looser) I find shooting for a certain bra letter is not nearly as effective as achieving the look desired. This is often closely related to the amount of projection visualized.
A proportioned, natural look is the request I most frequently hear. This can be accomplished through the correct choices and adhering to strict protocols in the operating room to try to prevent complications, including capsular contracture.
Whatever the patient’s goals, I try to provide guidance toward the best choices to achieve them with education and my personal experience from over 20 years of surgery.”
What is Breast Augmentation surgery?
Breast Augmentation surgery, or Augmentation Mammaplasty, involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
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.
What Breast Augmentation surgery 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.
A Breast Lift can often be done at the same time as your Augmentation or may require a separate operation. Consult with Dr. Park about your best option.