Breast augmentation surgery, also known as breast enlargement surgery, is a common procedure to increase the size and fullness of a woman’s breasts. There are various reasons women will undergo this type of procedure; some women feel that their breasts are too small, others feel that the size of the breasts are not in proportion to the rest of their figure, while other women have abnormally asymmetric breasts. Women who have gone through pregnancy or lost a large amount of weight also consider breast enlargement surgery. Breast augmentation can be performed to resolve each of these personal and body image issues and potentially increase self-esteem.
The are several decisions to make before undergoing breast enlargement surgery. Consideration should be given to the type of implant, either saline or silicone. There are also the important decision on size, as well as implant and incision placement. Cost is another critical factor for many women; because this is a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered by health insurance. However, no decision is as critical to your satisfaction as the choice of doctor to perform the procedure.
Finding the right plastic surgeon will help make all those other decision much easier. It is essential to look for a plastic surgeon who is trained, qualified, and experienced in augmentation procedures. The surgeon should be board certified and should also be someone with whom you will feel both confident and comfortable. Dr. Placik is board certified in plastic surgery, experienced, and has won both a Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 and a Most Compassionate Doctor Award, also in 2010 . He consults with each patient to create a individual procedure plan designed to alleviate any fears, consider all expectations, and ultimately meet their needs and goals.
To find out if you are a good candidate and to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Placik today!