Breast Augmentation (bilateral breast augmentation or BBA) is an operation to enlarge the breasts. It can be a life-enhancing procedure. However having a breast enlargement is a big decision.
Breast augmentation is usually done by inserting an implant beneath the breast to make it look larger. It will enlarge breasts that have always been small, but can also be used to fill out breasts that used to be larger. An example would be breasts that have emptied out, perhaps following pregnancy.
Breast augmentation will reshape breasts to some extent. The procedure can also be used to correct breasts that are of unequal size.
An alternative to enlargement using an implant, is to perform fat transfer, sometimes called lipomodelling, lipofilling or fat grafting. This involves injection of fat taken from elsewhere on the body, into the breast area. Fat transfer may be an appropriate method of augmentation in a few people but is not suitable for all. This technique often requires more than one episode of surgery. It can be also be used in combination with an augmentation.
Patients who have breast augmentation tend to be pleased with the results, however, it is important that you have realistic expectations.
You need to understand what can and cannot be achieved, the limitations of surgery and the long- term consequences of having breast implants. Always consult your Doctor First.
Breast augmentation is a lifetime commitment and must not be considered a one stop permanent solution.
It is essential that you are making the appropriate choice and understand all the implications of the surgery you are considering. You will need revision surgery as the years go by and you need to be prepared personally and financially for this. Nobody needs an urgent breast augmentation.