- Micromastia: Perhaps the most common reason to pursue breast augmentation, micromastia is just what it sounds like: small breasts. However, micromastia can be rather subjective. One woman’s “too small” may be another woman’s “just enough.” If you simply feel that your breasts are too small relative to your frame, or your breasts never seemed to “fill in” during puberty, micromastia is likely the reason you’d list for wanting breast augmentation.
- Asymmetry: First, let’s address one important point. Very few sets of breasts, if any, are perfectly symmetrical. The expression you hear about eyebrows also applies to breasts: “They’re sisters, not twins.” With that being said, a significant asymmetry can make you feel very self-conscious, even when you’re fully clothed. Breast augmentation is a common solution for women who have one breast that’s much smaller than the other. For these cases, I use different sized breast implants (a larger one in the smaller breast and vice versa) to even out the asymmetry.
- Pregnancy: It’s impossible to predict how pregnancy will change a specific woman’s body, but there’s a good chance it will leave its mark on her abdomen, breasts, or both. During pregnancy, the breasts enlarge, thanks to hormonal changes and milk production. After breastfeeding is over and milk production stops, the breasts return to their original size or may even become smaller than they were before pregnancy. This change can leave the breasts looking “deflated.” Breast augmentation with implants can revive breasts and restore their original fullness.
- Weight loss: If you lose a significant amount of weight, the fat in your breasts may be some of the first to go. If your weight loss happens quickly, or if you’re older, your skin may not bounce back, creating that “deflated” look I mentioned earlier. For patients with these conditions, breast augmentation is often combined with a breast lift to fully improve both the size and perkiness of the breasts.
Always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation. Your health and wellness are worth it. If you want to learn more, contact my office today to schedule a consultation. Let’s talk about your own reasons for undergoing breast augmentation.