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Breast Augmentation or enlargement is a way of achieving a more proportional figure. Many of my patients say that before breast augmentation their clothes did not fit and hang well on them. They could not fill out their tops. Either their tops fit too loose on them, or their bottoms were too tight. Others lose breast volume after pregnancy. Their breast may have also sagged. They look at breast augmentation as a way of regaining their youthful figure.

 

Breast Augmentation has evolved throughout the years. Breast implants have changed and now there is a variety available. The following will give you some insight into breast augmentation, your choices, and what to expect. You should know that this article is only an introduction and you should discuss this procedure with your surgeon in detail before embarking on breast augmentation.

Los Angeles breast enhancement is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that not only helps enhance the shape and size of a woman's breasts; it can also help a woman achieve a more proportionate and flattering figure!

Women undergo Breast Augmentation for a number of reasons including Small Breasts measuring an "A" cup or less; shrinking, loss of volume and sagging from Pregnancy and Breast Feeding; Asymmetrical or "uneven" breasts; Tubular or "Snoopy" breasts; loss of breast volume due to Weight Loss; loss of breast tissue due to Aging; Ptosis or sagging of the breasts (which is often treated with a combination of Breast Lift and augmentation with an implant to compensate for loss in volume caused by the lift); and Empty Sac Syndrome where there is a loss of breast volume while the breast "envelope" remains intact.

 

Breast Augmentation, or Augmentation Mammoplasty, is the enlargement of a woman's breasts through the placement of implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 255,000 women in the United States underwent Breast Augmentation in 2003, nearly twice the number of procedures done in 1998.

Women undergo Breast Augmentation for a number of reasons including Small Breasts measuring an "A" cup or less; shrinking, loss of volume and sagging from Pregnancy and Breast Feeding; Asymmetrical or "uneven" breasts; Tubular or "Snoopy" breasts; loss of breast volume due to Weight Loss; loss of breast tissue due to Aging;

Ptosis or sagging of the breasts (which is often treated with a combination of Breast Lift and augmentation with an implant to compensate for loss in volume caused by the lift); and Empty Sac Syndrome where there is a loss of breast volume while the breast "envelope" remains intact.

 

What Are Some of the Reasons for Choosing Breast Augmentation?

Women choose to have Breast Augmentation or enlargement for a variety of reasons such as:

Small Breasts
Imagine reaching puberty, yet remaining flat-chested, or developing only very small breasts – perhaps barely an "A" cup. In a culture such as ours where breast development is a sign of becoming a woman, many women who develop only very small breasts may feel inadequate or unwomanly. This can adversely affect her relationships – romantic, in the workplace, and even with her friends.

Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
For most women, having children is the most joyous and fulfilling experience of their lives. Yet, pregnancy and breast feeding take an inevitable toll on a woman's body, causing breasts to shrink, lose volume, and sag. This leaves many women longing for more youthful and full breasts. This becomes more frustrating when women realize that exercise and firming creams don't work.

Weight Loss
In an attempt to gain a beautiful figure by shedding their excess weight, many women find instead that they lose breast volume and size. This becomes a dilemma. In fact, it is very unusual to find a thin and petite woman who is blessed with large breasts. Except in those who have had breast implants!

Uneven Breasts-Asymmetry
Having uneven breasts, or breast asymmetry, is very common. It is a myth that favoring one breast while breast-feeding can lead to breast asymmetry. Rather, this is something that most women are born with, although changes through pregnancy can magnify the difference between the breasts. This makes sizing bras as well as being able to wear braless clothes a challenge. In extreme cases, it causes much grief and stress for a young woman who just wants to look normal!

Tubular or Tuberous Breast Malformation
Tubular, or "Snoopy" breasts, tend to have abnormally narrow breast tissue base, abnormally broad areola (the colored area around the nipple), central protrusion or herniation of the breast tissue through the areola, with a tendency of the nipples to be very plump.  This is associated with significant breast asymmetry, sagging, and shape distortion. Furthermore, the position of the breast and its fold is abnormal. Although Breast Augmentation can help improve symmetry by increasing the size of the smaller breast, there are many other steps that are crucial in correcting this deformity, such as lifting the breast, reducing the size of the areola and widening and stretching the base of the tubular breast. In spite of this, the correction of tubular breast malformation may require several procedures, performed in stages, with some difficulty in achieving perfectly normal looking breasts.

Ptosis-Sagging of Breasts
Breast Ptosis is what's commonly known as "sagging breasts." Unfortunately, many women don't know that the process of Breast Lift or "Mastopexy" does reduce the size of the breasts, often by at least one cup size. In order to preserve the original breast size, and or, to go “just a little bit bigger,” many women opt to have breast implants at the same time- a procedure that is called "Augmentopexy."

 

How Will I Know What Size to Choose?

Many women don't have a clear idea of how different cup sizes actually look. They often say that they "don't want to become too big and only want to be about a size C," At the same time, they will show their cosmetic surgeon their "ideal" photo of a woman with a Size D cup.

To make the right choice for you, you should not only consider breast size. The most important factor is how does that breast size appears on a particular frame and a particular height. Proportionality is the final arbiter of the overall appearance of the breasts.

Women are also confused and mislead by the bra manufacturers. While they might fit a C bra from one manufacturer, another one might label the same bra as a D cup. Also, there is a misunderstanding as to why bras are labeled as they are.

 

Your cosmetic surgeon should give you as much time as you need in the office to "try on" different sizes of implants. You will practice inserting them into various bras – perhaps some that you will bring with you to the office. While you should not base your decision on the desire to look exactly like someone else, you can bring photographs to demonstrate to your surgeon the looks that you prefer. Factors that will influence the final choice include what kind of implant placement the surgeon will use, and through which kind of incision it will be placed. Also, ask to see "Before and After" photos of your cosmetic surgeon's work. It is important that you have a good feeling about his or her aesthetic sense, and skill as a surgeon.

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