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.