What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) procedures increase the size of breasts or restore the shape and volume of breast tissue lost in pregnancy or weight loss. This can be accomplished with breast implants or transfer of your own fat (fat transfer breast augmentation). Augmentation can:
- Increase the size or projection or your breasts
- Correct a difference in breast size or shape
- Restore shape after weight loss or pregnancy
- Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence
- Balance out your figure
Breast implants can also be used in breast reconstruction after injury or mastectomy. Breast-lift (mastopexy surgery) can be performed with breast augmentation to lift sagging breasts.