Size Is Important To Many Women.
Breast augmentation enlarges
a woman's breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants.
In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill
your personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume
lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be
used for reconstruction purposes to restore a breast that is lost
due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast
implants allow women the choice of fuller, natural appearing breasts
and a more balanced figure.
Breast augmentation does not however
correct sagging breasts. In cases where a woman desires to enhance
breast fullness and at the same time improve the position and shape
of sagging breasts, a lift may be performed in conjunction with
Saline vs. Silicone
The FDA has approved the use of silicone gel implants for cosmetic
breast augmentation. There are advantages and disadvantages to
both saline and silicone gel implants. There will be a thorough
discussion of which type of breast implant is best for you at the
time of your consultation.
Where Do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr.
Novotny is the first step to learn how breast augmentation
can enhance your breasts' appearance and improve your body image.
A consultation is designed to fully educate you about breast
augmentation in a non-pressure environment and will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation
of your individual case
- The options available in breast augmentation
- The likely outcomes of breast augmentation
and any risks or potential complications
- The course of treatment recommended by Dr.
- Dr. Novotny will also answer any of your questions
|BREAST AUGMENTATION: Incisions
are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, in the breast
crease, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Breast tissue and
skin is lifted to create a pocket for each implant. After surgery,
breasts appear fuller and more natural in tone and contour. Scars
will fade with time.
|The breast implant may be inserted directly
under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle.