Mini Breast Augmentation
The Mini Breast Augmentation
It's no question that we live in a society where women know what they want. Out of the thousands of breast augmentations I have performed, the reasons for wanting breast implants do not change. Women frequently tell me that having smaller breast tissue limits their clothing options, and it's difficult to find more attractive bras and swimsuits. Some are bothered by clothing that doesn't gap because of their naturally existing breast volume.
Many women want better breast shape and volume, but do not want to appear enhanced or fake. It's the primary reason why smaller but shapelier breasts are currently trending. I am seeing a large population of my augmentation cases move from a several-cup size increase to women wanting a touch more volume while highlighting breast contour and silhouette.
More and more women are avoiding larger augmentation that can get in the way of activities like running and working out.
These women generally fall within two categories: women with underdeveloped, natural breast tissue who desire more understated augmentation, and women who want to seek breast revision surgery to either remove their breast implants in exchange for a smaller pair of implants and/or supplement their breasts with fat.
Some plastic surgeons and even breast implant manufacturers understand that larger implants aren't always better for some women. Every patient has a unique goal for their outcome with breast enhancement, and today I'm reviewing the two types of approaches I take to creating a mini breast aug in my practice.
Getting a Mini Breast Augmentation with Implants
For many, the thought of breast augmentation conjures up a significant change in size. I still treat a many patients who want to go from an A cup to a full C or even D cup. Again, breast augmentation surgery goals vary from patient to patient. Those with smaller, more petite body frames should consider the long-term impact of significantly larger breasts on their body type.
Breast implants come in various profiles which partly determine the volume. These profiles are extra full, full, moderate, low plus, and low. For a mini breast augmentation, patients generally choose either the low or low-plus. These implants will hold less volume for a given breast width and give about a cup size increase.
In a mini breast augmentation, the implants are placed under the muscle which provides more coverage, less rippling, a smoother upper pole transition, and an overall more natural appearance. For athletic women, there is also subfascial placement which avoids implant movement with chest muscle contraction: animation deformity.
The Mini Boob Job
Choosing Implant Size For A Mini Breast Aug
In my practice, I use Crisalix 3D technology to simulate low and low-plus implants on photos of the chest taken pre-consult. This method ensures that my patients can visualize subtle changes in profile and that they get the best size of implant in keeping with their unique goals for breast aesthetic. When we combine that with taking detailed measurements of the breast anatomy, the algorithm produces an outcome that my patients love.Book Consult
The Mini Fat Transfer To The Breasts
Another option for a mini breast augmentation is fat transfer. In this procedure, fat is harvested using liposuction. This fat is then washed and purified before being strategically injected to sculpt and shape the breasts. Once completely healed, a fat transfer typically produces about one cup size increase.
Thin women can do fat transfer by harvesting fat from multiple sites such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. A thin layer of fat is removed just above the muscle layer to “skim” fat from multiple areas. In most cases, enough fat can be harvested for a one-cup size increase.
Benefits of A Mini Boob Job
Women with petite frames, professional athletes, and active women in my practice tell me that they most enjoy:
The conservative change: better shape, size, and cleavage but without gleaning unwanted attention for their augmentation.
The natural look and feel: finally having breasts that fit their figure and lifestyle.
The one-ness they feel with their breasts: In other words, they don't feel like they've had breast enhancement surgery.
The Mini Fat Transfer To The Breasts
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