Artistry of breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women to enhance volume and give a rounder breast appearance. Breast augmentation involves placing an implant behind the breast to increase size and upper fullness. Unproportionate breasts, changes after pregnancy, weight loss, and asymmetry are among common reasons for wanting a breast augmentation. Many women desire an increase in breast size to simply feel more confident and feminine. For women who have a low nipple position a breast lift can be combined with augmentation surgery to provide beautiful enhancements to the shape and profile of the breast.
Who is the good candidate for this procedure?
Breast size is influenced by several factors, such as family genetics, hormones at puberty or menopause, body weight, pregnancy, breast feeding and individual physical characteristics. Good candidates for this procedure feel that enhancing their breast size will result in a better appearance and more confidence. It is recommended that women are finished having their families and will not need to breast feed or become pregnant in the future. Patients should be healthy, non-smokers, and be able to undergo general anesthesia.
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Procedure techniques & scars
Dr. Mok most often uses silicone cohesive gel smooth round implants. The type of implant, silicone or saline, and the position of the implant, above or below the muscle, depends on several factors that are patient and surgeon specific. During your consultation Dr. Mok helps patients determine the right type of implant for them.
Most often, a small incision is made along the bottom fold of the breast, where the breast meets the ribcage. This incision is easily hidden along the crease of the breast to provide very natural looking results. The implant is placed through the incision and into a breast pocket created by Dr. Mok. The breast pocket largely determines how your results will look, a pocket to large can create implant movement and an unnatural look. For this reason, it is extremely important to see a surgeon with many years of experience.
Custom dual plane technique
with internal bra
By using a combination of advanced, signature augmentation techniques, Dr. Mok can achieve a sort of “scarless breast lift” on many patients who have mild to moderate breast and nipple sagging.
The implant can be placed in different ways to give patients the results they are looking for. The dual plane technique involves placing the top portion of the implant behind the chest muscle, while leaving the bottom portion behind the breast tissue. This is used most by Dr. Mok for patients who have normal breast shape and desire an augmentation. In some cases, however, implant placement above the muscle and behind the breast tissue may be recommended.
Breast augmentation surgery is designed to increase the size and volume of the breasts by inserting an implant behind the breast tissue. Breast implants fill out the breast and create a fuller, rounder look which can appear to lift the breast to a certain degree and reduce sag. With that said, this is not the primary goal of augmentation and if sagging breasts is of concern, a breast lift may also be recommended during your surgery.
Despite having a breast augmentation, some patients find their lifestyle changes, or the effects of aging change the way they feel about their results. Patients who have had a breast augmentation and wish to change their breast size or shape can do so during a revision surgery. Breast implants can be exchanged for larger or smaller implants and/or a breast lift can be performed. Dr. Mok will discuss the revisions you wish to make from your previous surgery and create a treatment plan that will bring you to your goals.
With many years of experience performing breast surgery, Dr. Mok can create beautiful, long-lasting results. A breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts and provides a fuller, rounder shape. Patients notice new curves along the sides and profile of their chest. Paired with a desirable cleavage and breast outline, this surgery can give patients the confidence and feminine appeal they are looking for.