We want you to feel good about your appearance and will help you achieve beautiful, natural results.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breast. This surgery is also known as breast enhancement or augmentation mammoplasty. Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery performed.
The reason for breast augmentation is very personal. Some common reasons include:
- To enhance your body shape
- To restore breast volume lost due to weight loss, pregnancy or age
- To correct a difference in size between your breasts
- To restore breast appearance after trauma or surgery, such as a mastectomy
We want you to be informed before making your choices. Our caring team will take the time to listen to your goals and fully explain everything. We will develop a personal plan customized for your needs. You can feel confident in our excellent care.
After discussing your wants and goals, we will explain:
- Types of implants
- Implant placement
- Type of incision
Type of implant
Your surgeon will recommend the type of implant filler (saline or silicone), implant size, shape and other features based on your breast anatomy, body type and your desired increase in size. An important part of this decision is also your lifestyle and personal preferences. We want your implant to be the best selection for you.
Your breast tissue will be lifted to create a pocket to place the implant. This pocket will either be directly behind the breast tissue (submammary or subglandular placement) or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall (submuscular placement). Your surgeon will explain the difference in placement so that you can feel confident in your choice.
Type of incision
The incision location is based on your body, the type of implant and to make the scars the least visible. The incision can be made where the breast meets the chest, around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or in the armpit. Your surgeon will recommend what he/she feels is best for you and ask you about your preferences.
Each breast augmentation procedure is based on an individual’s body and goals. We would be happy to schedule a consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide our recommendation on what we think is best for your situation. You will be well taken care of at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.