If you aren't satisfied with the shape, size or contour of your breasts, you may wish to consider breast augmentation. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, the procedure involves using implants to enlarge the breasts.

Breast augmentation may also help after pregnancy or weight loss if you are unhappy with the size or droopiness of your breasts. 

Implants can also correct asymmetry or unevenness in breast size caused by developmental problems or breast cancer surgery performed in the opposite breast.

Key facts about the breast augmentation surgery:

  • Hospital procedure
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia 
  • Incisions: Most common under the breast.But can be done around the areola or in the arm pit. 
  • Length of procedure: 1-2 hours.
  • Length of hospital stay: 1 day. 
  • What to expect: Full activity is resumed within two or three weeks.
  • Discomfort: Moderate.
  • Long term result: usually permanent.

Breast Augmentation Before and After