Breast augmentation is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. In fact, according to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure nationwide in 2012. Women seek breast enhancement for a number of reasons, but at the heart of each decision is the desire to improve body image and boost self confidence.
Many women feel that their figure could benefit from having larger breasts, adding better balance and more curves to their profile. They feel that their breasts are too small. After undergoing breast augmentation, many women report having an easier time finding clothes that fit well and look good on them. Others enjoy the feeling of increased femininity that comes with having fuller, more voluminous breasts. For many women, breast enhancement also offers the opportunity to correct asymmetry or differences in size between the breasts.
A large number of women seeking breast augmentation do so because of the changes their bodies have undergone. Pregnancy and breastfeeding, for instance, can cause your breasts to sag and lose volume. Many women also seek reconstructive breast augmentation after the removal of tissue during a mastectomy. If you have one or more of these conditions, breast enhancement can restore your breasts to their full, youthful appearance.
Breast augmentation is now a relatively straightforward, outpatient procedure. Using saline or silicone implants, Dr. Davidson performs the surgery through a small incision beneath the breast fold, or around the nipple. He then carefully places the implant either beneath the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle wall. The procedure can increase the size of your breasts by a full cup size or more and restore upper breast volume. Dr. Davidson tailors each procedure to the individual patient, meaning you will achieve a look that enhances your overall appearance and suits your particular body.
After having breast augmentation, most women report that they have a better body image and an increase in confidence. Most women are very satisfied with the results of their procedure, though some do report that they wish they had opted for bigger implants; very few say they would have preferred a smaller implant. Women with severely drooping breasts sometimes combine the procedure with a breast lift to improve their position while increasing volume.
The results of breast enhancement are long lasting, although the implants will need to be replaced at some point. In addition, your body will continue to age normally. Certain considerations, such as the placement of the implant, can affect the degree of sagging you will experience. Placing the implant behind the muscle is usually best for minimizing gravity's effects and makes future mammograms easier to perform. However, the right implant placement and type will vary from person to person. Your body and what you hope to achieve will both affect your options. Dr. Davidson can help you decide what procedure is best for you during your consultation.
Because the decision to undergo a breast augmentation is a personal one, it is important to carefully weigh all of your options before making your decision. Good candidates for breast augmentation are adult women in reasonably good health. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should make sure that you are doing it to please yourself first. As each person is different, individual results will necessarily vary. If you are dissatisfied with the current size of your breasts, have experienced a loss of volume, or have breasts that vary in size and shape, breast augmentation can help you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Davidson today to see what breast augmentation can do to enhance your natural beauty.