Breast augmentation surgery increases the volume and shape of the breasts. In some cases, the surgery is performed to correct asymmetry (i.e., difference in size or shape between left and right breasts).
Characteristics of the ideal candidate include:
This is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed using implants. However, breast augmentation using fat transfer is becoming more common. Dr. Ashraf evaluates patient health and individual goals to determine the procedure that will have the best outcome. Each procedure is summarized below.
This is the most common augmentation procedure. The surgery involves meticulous pocket dissection and insertion of breast implants. Dr. Ashraf uses the following types of breast implants:
Fat Transfer Augmentation
Fat from other areas of the body is retrieved using liposuction and reinjected into the breasts. The breast volume increase from this procedure is quite smaller than with implants. Also, fat injected into the breast may decrease with time. This procedure is ideal for patients who are looking for a subtle increase in breast size.
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