Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts.
Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, a breast augmentation procedure is used cosmetically to:
Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of heredity
Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding or due to weight loss
Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery (either breast enhancement or breast enlargement) is a choice to consider.
Breast implants also may be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.