Start 2017 Feeling Great: Your Guide to Breast Augmentation


The appearance of breasts changes over time, especially during and after childbirth. Unfortunately, the changes often lead to deflated or sagging breasts, which can make clothes ill fitting to look at. In some women, it can make them feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.

If you’re feeling that way this year, getting a breast augmentation can change the way you feel about your body and yourself for next year. When done right, the procedure can reinvent your look and boost your confidence.

Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, this procedure involves inserting implants into the breasts to increase their size, make them look fuller, as well as improve their shape. A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Lee will give you in-depth information about breast augmentation, its procedure, pre- and post-operative instructions, and recovery.

Nevertheless, it pays to know about the plastic surgery procedure before scheduling a consultation. This way, you’ll be able to prepare questions you may want to ask Dr. Lee on your private consultation. Having said that, we’ve prepared a simple guide to give you an insight on who should get breast augmentation as well as the important decisions you should make.


As there are factors to consider in this personal procedure, the best way to determine if you’re fit for this is through a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. In general, a good candidate for breast augmentation is:

  • Physically healthy
  • Realistic with her expectations
  • Insecure or uncomfortable with small or deflated breasts
  • Unhappy with her asymmetrical breasts

Types of Breast Implants

One of the most essential decisions you have to make is to decide whether to get silicone implants or saline implants. Both types can enhance your breasts and give the results you want, but they have their own pros and cons. Dr. Lee will work with you to determine which one is more suitable for you.

Breast Augmentation Incisions

Another part of the discussion will be where to place the incisions. The options are periareolar, which is around the nipple; inframammary, which is below the breasts’ fatty tissues; or transaxillary, which is along the armpits. The deciding factors for choosing the incision area will include the type of implants, your desired results, as well as any plans of having children in the future.

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance as well as confidence. If you’re ready to make 2017 a beautiful year for yourself and your body, consult with Dr. Lee. Request a consultation today.