Breast implants, how large can you go?

Breast Implants

Augmentation mammoplasty typically involves breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

We work with cohesive silicone gel implants or saline filled implants. Saline implants have the advantage of lower cost and that the filling range is flexible. When we sit you up on the table, prior to closing we wish to assure that both breasts are as symmetrical in volume as possible.

Breast augmentation is clinically referred to as augmentation mammoplasty.

We use the Tebbetts’ formula to determine the appropriate size. That is large breast prostheses can only be put in if there is enough home grown breast tissue to cover.  Also please keep in mind, very large breasts, natural or prosthetic, are prone to droop in 6 years or so, and you’ll be back on the table for a lift. These incision lines as contrasted with a small initial incision are not all that pretty.

So if you have enough natural breast mass to cover the implant fine, if not you will have a protruding implant peeking around the edges of your natural breast, called “double bubble.”  We can consider a high profile implant with greater projection for any given volume with a smaller base.

Augmentation mammoplasty can:

Increase fullness and projection of your breasts, augment lack of symmetry.

Improve the femininity of your figure.

Enhance your self-image and self-confidence.

1/3 - Before

Before picture breast implant

1/4 - After

After picture breast implant


Before picture of breast implant


Same patient, after breast implant picture

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