46 Articles on Breast Augmentation

Breast enlargement

Breast enlargement is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to change the size and shape of a womans breasts. This procedure can increase the cup size of your breasts and/or balance an asymmetrical appearance. Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation can also restore fullness to saggy breasts. (Courtesy of Bruce Chau, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.)

Read Carefully Before Your Consultation

Decisions about implant type, size, incision, and pocket location will have a permanent effect on your breasts. Too often these decisions are based upon "patient choice" or "surgeon preference," rather than the conclusions of the best scientific articles. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)


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.)

Breast Reconstruction

Losing a breast to cancer or a precancerous disease can be an emotionally traumatic experience. As Plastic Surgeons one of our most rewarding areas of reconstruction is that of the breast. Breast reconstruction restores balance, beauty and harmony to the female form. (Courtesy of Julian B. Gordon, M.D.)

'Keeping Up' With Celebs a Bad Idea, Plastic Surgeon Says

People have been infatuated with celebrities' good looks since the beginning of Hollywood. But in an age when a nip and a tuck are becoming as common as a visit to the dentist, there is such a thing as taking your admiration too far. (Courtesy of Michael A. Fiorillo, M.D.)

Breast Procedures

Women who are seeking to improve the shape, size, symmetry or proportion of their breasts. Breast augmentation can also correct minimal sag.

A word about size: Your body type, chest size and density of breast tissue will determine the implant size and shape. While optimal breast size and shape are personal and subjective, we advise patients to choose the most conservative implant size to achieve the enhancement they desire. (Courtesy of Zoran Potparic, M.D.)

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.)

The Mentor CPG (Contour Profile Gel) Implant

Known simply as the CPG, Mentor's cohesive gel filled implant is becoming increasingly popular. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

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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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