Why It Is Done
Breast enlargement surgery is done to increase the size of the breasts and enhance their shape. You may decide to get breast implants to:
- Enhance breasts you consider too small. The definition of what is "too small" (or too large, for that matter) varies from woman to woman. There is no universal standard below which breasts are considered too small. If you are content with the size of your breasts, then they are not too small.
- Restore the size or shape of the breasts after significant weight loss or pregnancy. A breast lift may be done at the same time as the enlargement in these cases.
- Make the breasts more evenly proportioned. In many women, one breast may be larger or sit higher than the other.
Breast implants may also be used to reconstruct breasts after surgery for breast cancer (Reference mastectomy Opens New Window).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 31, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Keith A. Denkler, MD - Plastic Surgery