When Breast Augmentation Is More Than Cosmetic

When Breast Augmentation Is More Than Cosmetic

Surgeons worldwide perform more than 1.8 million breast augmentations each year, and 17.3% of these occur in the United States. While many of these women seek a more shapely chest, others seek the plastic surgery to reconstruct abnormally small breasts or breasts that have been damaged by an accident or breast cancer surgery. Not everyone who undergoes breast augmentation seeks to look better in a fitted top or bikini. 

Here at Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas, under the direction of Dr. Jan Garcia, we provide breast surgery to help you feel good about yourself, to meet aesthetic goals, and to restore your appearance. Having a normal-looking chest can mean a lot to a person’s self-esteem and personal pride. Here are some medical reasons we may recommend and perform breast augmentation. 

Micromastia, or a flat chest

A woman who never develops full breasts during puberty has micromastia. In this condition, the breasts consist of two nipples and a flat chest. Breast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to create a normal-looking chest so you look more womanly and feel less self-conscious. Clothes fit better and you feel more confident about your appearance. 

Asymmetrical chest

It’s not uncommon for women to have breasts that are slightly different in size and shape. But, generally, they are relatively the same in density, position, and volume. But, if you have developed breasts that are noticeably different from each other in size, you may elect breast augmentation surgery to create more symmetry in your chest. 

Breast augmentation helps you create a more normal, uniform appearance so clothes fit better and you’re less self conscious in public and in intimate situations. 

Repair after injury or disease

Women who have had a full or partial mastectomy due to breast cancer or another injury or health problem seek breast augmentation to restore their natural appearance. Breast reconstruction involves implants, but may also include skin grafts and reconstruction of the areola and nipples. 

Breast augmentation as a form of reconstruction can help you feel like yourself again. With a restored, feminine-shaped chest, a lack breast tissue does not have to remain a reminder of your cancer journey. 

Implant revision

Breast implants don’t last forever. Some may also be subject to damage or irregular appearance. Implant revision is surgery to replace or remove problematic implants. 

Implant revision may remove excess scar tissue or repair implant rippling. Most often, your existing implants are replaced to improve your appearance.

Women with implants may also suffer a condition known as breast implant illness. Autoimmune symptoms like rashes, joint pain, headaches, poor energy, and fatigue can be associated with implants. Removing the original implants and replacing them with a different type may resolve these issues, but some women elect to have their implants removed altogether.

Explore the options for breast surgery offered at Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Weber, Texas. Breast surgery may even include reduction if you have an uncomfortably large chest that’s causing back pain and mental distress. Call our office or use the “book online” button on this website to request an appointment.

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