For women who feel uncomfortable and unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, a procedure like a breast augmentation can have a major impact on their self-confidence, and in turn, their quality of life. At Spiro Plastic Surgery, Dr. Spiro and Dr. Parcells consider each breast augmentation they perform as an opportunity to artfully improve breast aesthetics, taking each patient’s individual needs and goals for their appearance into account. Below, we will discuss some of the basics of a breast augmentation so you can feel confident in your knowledge of this procedure and how it can improve your breast shape.

What Factors Influence Breast Shape?

Breast shape is influenced by a number of factors, many of which cannot be controlled or avoided. Some women have simply had smaller breasts for their entire lives, while others face a loss of breast volume following pregnancy, menopause, or weight loss. The underlying torso shape is a major influencer of breast appearance, and this factor also helps to guide implant selection. Peaking, depression, undulations, or asymmetries of the chest wall are all evaluated and considered during the planning of a breast augmentation. The main goal of a breast augmentation is to enhance and increase the size of the breasts, providing greater shape, fullness, and projection. Breast augmentations are among the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States, and tend to have a higher satisfaction rate.

Determining if a Breast Augmentation is Right For You

A breast augmentation is a positive next step for women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts and who are looking to take steps towards improving their self-confidence. Dr. Spiro and Dr. Parcells spend time conducting a thorough consultation with each patient who is interested in a breast augmentation, discussing all of the elements of the process so the patient can be informed and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. During this consultation, we will review implant fill (saline vs. silicone) type, location of placement and incisions, the base diameter and projection of the implant, and the logistics of the implant itself. Patients will also have the chance to ask any questions they have about the process and express any concerns. This one-on-one time with Dr. Spiro or Dr. Parcells allows patients to feel fully comfortable with this method of changing and enhancing their breast shape.

How Can Implants Improve Breast Size and Shape?

A breast augmentation’s outcome is a positively altered breast size and shape, and this change is achieved through the placement of implants. Patients can choose between saline or silicone implants with a smooth surface, and these implants are rounded. Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, fullness, and feel, while silicone implants are often chosen for their more realistic and natural look and feel. As far as implant shape, round implants have the advantage of versatility. They can be made to look round or naturally shaped with space manipulation and creation, according to the patient’s desired look. Dr. Spiro and Dr. Parcells will talk through all of the options with you so you can make a confident decision on your breast implant type, shape, and size.

Improve Your Breast Size and Shape with a Breast Augmentation at Spiro Plastic Surgery

If you are unhappy with your breast size and shape, take the next step and schedule a consultation at Spiro Plastic Surgery. With over 23 years of experience and dedication, Dr. Spiro and Dr. Parcells will work with you to craft a personalized treatment plan to bring you the results you are looking for. At our office in West Orange, NJ, we offer many surgical and non-surgical procedures focused on bringing every patient their desired look. To learn more about the breast augmentation process or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Spiro Plastic Surgery today.