The breasts can lose volume and their shape can change after weight loss, childbirth or as a result of aging. Breast augmentation can enhance the size of the breast as well as give you a better proportioned figure. On examination your breasts will be assessed for factors such as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the placement of your nipples.
If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may also be recommended. At the consultation visit you and the doctor determine the type of implant (saline or cohesive silicone gel), your appropriate breast size, the location of incisions, and whether the implants will be placed on top of or underneath the chest muscle. During surgery a pocket is created into which the implant will be inserted. After surgery some discoloration and swelling will occur initially, but this will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month. It is often possible to return to work within just a few days or a week.