Small breast concerns are usually addressed with breast implants. Other breast augmentation techniques include a liposuction fat transfer and a breast lift, which may be performed along with breast implants.
Enhance Your Feminine Features
If you feel that your breasts are too small, you are not alone. Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. The procedure can increase the size of your breasts so they are in proportion with the rest of your body. Breast augmentation can also improve sagging that may have occurred from weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding or aging. Dr. Cho at Integrated Aesthetics will meet with you to discuss the best breast augmentation procedure for your situation. Breast augmentation can give you larger and higher breasts for a more youthful look. Your new curves should last at least 10 years.
Causes of Small Breasts
Small breast can occur as a result of genetics. Other causes include a significant weight loss, pregnancy or breast feeding. Your breasts may become smaller when they lose volume as the result of the natural aging process.
Preventing Volume Loss in the Breasts
Weight loss after your breast implant surgery can affect the results, so maintaining your optimum weight can help prevent smaller breasts after surgery.
Treatment Options for Small Breasts
There are several treatment options used for breast augmentation that will increase the size, volume loss and sagging associated with small breasts. Breast implants are sometimes combined with a breast lift or a fat transfer for a better result.
Breast Implants: Breast implants are by far the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures to increase the size of small breasts. Breast implants are customizable so you can choose the size and the shape that is best for your body and your lifestyle.
The implants are filled with saline (saltwater) or silicone gel. The doctor will insert them through an incision around the nipple, in your armpit or underneath your breasts. Breast implants can be removed in a breast revision procedure if necessary, such as after childbirth or a fluctuation in weight.
Implants come in a wide range of volumes and diameters. They also vary in how far they will project from your chest wall. You can discuss the following options with your doctor, and he will make a recommendation that is best for your situation.
- Breast implant shape (round or anatomical)
- Implant projection (low, moderate, moderate plus or high profile)
- Implant placement (over, under or partially under the chest muscles)
- Implant surface (smooth or textured)
- Incision location (in the breast folds, around the areolas or along the armpits)
Breast Fat Transfer: A breast fat transfer is a liposuction procedure that increases the size of your breast. It is performed by removing excess fat from another area of the body such as the thighs with liposuction. The fat is then injected into the breast. The liposuction procedure can be performed along with an implant to help the implant achieve a more natural look.
Breast Lift: A breast lift is another procedure that can make your breasts higher and less saggy. In a breast lift the breasts are elevated and the nipple is repositioned for a more youthful appearance. A breast lift can be performed along with breast implants.