All about breast enlargement surgery (breast augmentation)

A breast enlargement is a plastic surgery procedure which implies silicone breast implants being placed either behind the breast tissue or pectoral muscle with the aim of altering the size and shape of a woman’s breast.

A breast augmentation can increase small breasts, balance out differences between breast size or restore fullness and firmness which has been lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, age or disease.

Anyone considering a breast augmentation will find detailed information about the subject on this page. The content is divided into a series of articles which give you a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of breast enlargement surgery.

Here you will find all you need to know about breast enlargement:

  • If you are a suitable candidate for a breast augmentation and what results you can expect
  • Information about different breast implants as well as placement and incision alternatives
  • A description of the breast augmentation procedure and the aftercare
  • Facts about the risks which are associated with breast enlargement and pricing
  • Before and after pictures and discussion forum
  • The possibility of asking an expert and clinic directory

Are you are a suitable candidate for breast enlargement surgery?

A breast augmentation can improve your appearance and your self-esteem, but will not necessarily provide you with what you perceive as the ideal appearance or make others treat you differently.

The most suitable candidates for a breast enlargement are therefore women who are looking for an improvement rather than perfection. If you are in a good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations of your breast augmentation surgery , you are most likely a suitable candidate.

Your options for a breast augmentation

For many woman, mental well-being requires that you are happy with your body and therefore, it is not surprising that breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Each year hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation with implants are performed on patients worldwide.

The methods and materials that are used for breast augmentation since the first surgeries during the 60’s have developed considerably and provide today very good conditions for safe surgeries with fine results. The rapid development has however increased the options for breast augmentation. This means it can be difficult to decide.

This information page is compiled in order to help you further understand breast enlargements and all the options you have.

The content of these articles has been examined by Dr. Per Windh, a plastic surgeon specialist at Art Clinic. It is meant to support your decision surrounding breast augmentation surgery but cannot and shall not replace any discussion between you and a surgeon. Enjoy reading!

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