Mammaplasty - Breast Enhancement
Every woman has an idea of what constitutes the perfect breast size. If you are not happy with the size of your breasts, enhancement is an option you may consider. I will help you achieve a look you are comfortable and confident with, one that will meet your individual needs.

Women seek augmentations to enhance small breasts, restore breast volume lost after pregnancy (with or without an associated lift), correct asymmetry or restore a youthful look. Women who feel self-conscious about the way they look, lack balance between their torso and lower body and whose clothes do not fit properly, are prime candidates for the procedure.

Breast enhancement aims at bringing out the breast tissue that is present by placing implants in a sub-pectoral position (behind breast and muscle). Breast size is chosen by the patient using sizers in the office, along with advice that I provide. The incision is 4cm in length; its location depends on your own anatomy and desires. It can be infra-mammary, axillary or periareolar. Usually a smooth, round saline implant is used. I perform the procedure using general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia.

In order to minimize the risk of infection I use the “no touch” technique. This also provides the smallest chance of hardening of the implant. Although this adds about fifteen minutes to the procedure, I feel the extra time is well worth it. The patient goes home the same day with drains in place and medication to minimize discomfort. Drains are removed 48 hours post-operatively.

For many women the result of augmentation is very satisfying. They appreciate their “fuller” appearance and youthful silhouette. The positive feedback that they get when they try on clothes or look into a mirror, reinforces that it was the right decision for them.

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