For women who feel their breast size is too small or to enhance their body contour, a breast augmentation enhances the size and shape by inserting an implant behind each breast.
Sometimes referred to as a boob job, a breast augmentation or or augmentation mammoplasty can also be done to correct reduced breast volume following pregnancy, to balance out different sized breasts or as part of a breast reconstruction surgery.
If you're considering a breast augmentation, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to clarify any misunderstandings, please contact her office with any questions or concerns you may have.