Breast augmentation aims to improve the volume and shape of the breast, usually with breast prostheses or implants filled with silicone gel. Through a small incision, usually placed on the lower breast crease, the prosthesis is inserted under the gland or the muscle and thereby increases the volume of the breast to produce a larger, better-looking bust.
Breast implants are available in different shapes and sizes. Round implants give a greater volume in the upper part of the breast and are suitable for women who would like more fullness on the upper part of the breasts. Anatomical breast implants are half-pear shaped and will avoid any break in the line between the chest and the top of the breast on profile view and can give a result which looks very natural. This is especially suitable for very slim women. At the consultation your surgeon will help you choose the breast implants to match your figure and build.
If the amount of breast tissue is sufficient to cover the implant properly on all sides then the implants are usually inserted directly under the gland. When the amount of breast tissue is not sufficient the implants are best inserted behind the pectoral muscle so that they are better hidden and made as impalpable as possible, thus giving the best results. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on this.
The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic.