Welcome to my case study. The procedure is breast augmentation. The patient is 21 years of age. She is otherwise fit and well with no health concerns, so we can proceed to the operation. Looking at her preoperative images, one can see she has a lovely natural breast shape. Her chief complaint is that there’s a relative deficiency of breast volume. She would like to have larger breasts to fill out her clothing better, and yet still wants to maintain this lovely natural look.
My choice of surgery for her was through an inframammary fold incision, which is within the fold beneath the breast. This gives me excellent access to allow for safe and effective surgery. She has chosen a 345 CC implant, which are placed partially beneath the pectoralis major muscle, so as to conceal the upper portion of the implant, thereby it was not visible in the postoperative setting.
If we look at that postoperative image now, you can see that she has still a lovely natural breast shape, and yet we’ve just accentuated the volume. The scar is essentially imperceptible within the fold. We’ve achieved that lovely natural shape without detracting from that that she had beforehand. Here we can see on the side view once again, the lovely natural shape in the preoperative setting, but relative deficiency of breast tissue in the upper portion of the breast. Scrolling through to the postoperative setting, we’ve maintained that lovely natural shape to the breast, whilst filling out the upper portion of the breast. Yet the implant remains completely invisible, as it is partially buried beneath the muscle.
Patients in the post-operative setting wear a sports bra with no underwire for a full six weeks. My patient sees me the first week, six weeks, and then at 12 weeks post-operatively. If you have any questions about breast augmentation surgery, please feel free to reach out to me.