– Overview

Breast enlargement with implants (augmentation) can enhance the size and shape of women’s breasts to better blend with their body shape. Pregnancy and breast feeding or massive weight loss can result in a decrease in breast volume of the whole breast and of the upper portion in particular.

Some women never develop that much breast tissue. Implants can also be used to balance different size breasts. Breast implants are made of a silicone shell and are filled with either saline or silicone gel. Your surgeon will help you decide which type of implant is best for you.

No man made device lasts forever, but most women will keep the same set of implants. Some women will benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy) to reshape the breasts in conjunction with breast enlargement. Recovery usually takes 1-2 weeks.