46 Articles on Breast Augmentation


Whether you want to increase the size of your breasts, reduce their size or undergo reconstruction following cancer treatment, Dr. Parkins can help. She offers advanced procedures in breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction and will work with you to help you achieve your goals. (Courtesy of Belissa Plastic Surgery)

Breast Augmentation - Today's Choices

Breast augmentation, or enhancement of breast size using breast implants, is one of the most commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 230,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2004 throughout the United States. (Courtesy of Scott A. Brenman, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

A New Breast

A practical method that can provide patients with natural-looking results as well as offer surgeons reduced time in the OR. (Courtesy of George J. Bitar, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

The Axillary Approach

This breast-augmentation technique performed using saline implants and a blind approach instead of endoscopy is controversial, but its results are excellent. (Courtesy of George J. Bitar, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Breast implants

Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either a saline solution or silicone gel. Silicone breast implants were once banned due to fears of adverse side effects; however, new advances and associated research have dispelled such concerns. (Courtesy of North Fulton Plastic Surgery)

Philosophy of Breast Augmentation

Dr. Teitelbaum's approach to breast augmentation is a direct result of years of studying, writing, and lecturing on the subject. He'd like to share with you a few of the points that distinguish him from other aesthetic surgeons. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is one of our most popular surgical procedures. Through the placement of saline or silicone filled implants, Dr. Levens can enlarge your breast size and improve your overall body proportions. Breast augmentation is often performed for women who have naturally small breasts or those who have seen their breasts change size after pregnancy. (Courtesy of David J. Levens, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Should I Have Breast Implants?

Let the cosmetic surgery staff at UMass Memorial answer your most frequently asked questions about breast enlargement surgery. (Courtesy of UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center)


Breast augmentation employs saline or silicone implants to give women firmer, fuller, well-proportioned breasts. It is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery performances both at our office and in the U.S. (Courtesy of LeMedSpa at Buckingham)

The Silicone Breast Implant Controversy

There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. For the women who have implants, conflicting media reports can be a source of considerable stress. As a plastic surgeon performing breast surgery for over twenty years and a woman who has had silicone gel breast implants from 1985 to 1997, I hope to help inform women regarding this topic. (Courtesy of Julian B. Gordon, M.D.)

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor

21 Things You Should Ask Your Doctor During Your First Visit

You've scheduled your initial consultation, now what? Be sure to print the following list of 21 questions and take them to your first visit. It's all about being prepared!

Do you generally place the implants above or below the muscle, and why?
How can I minimize pain, recovery time, and scarring with breast augmentation?
What's the best way to determine the size of implant to take my breasts from the size they are to the size I want them to be?
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