- Small, underdeveloped breasts
- Loss of breast due to mastectomy or injury
- Seeking improvement in breast shape and size
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. This procedure increases the fullness and projection of the breasts, adding symmetry and balance to the figure. A consultation with Dr. Kagan can determine implant placement, type (saline or silicone) and size based on your breast anatomy, body type and desired increase in size.
Under a general anesthesia, incisions are made to create a pocket either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall. The most common incisions include near the crease under breast, an auxiliary incision in the underarm area, or an incision around the edge of the areola. In the case of sagging breasts, a breast lift may be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. Over time, breast augmentation patients will notice that post-surgical swelling will diminish and the incisions will refine.