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Breast Augmentation

The breasts provide a sense of confidence and femininity for women of all ages. When the course of life, including motherhood or weight changes, takes a toll on the breasts or they develop smaller than desired, breast augmentation may be the answer. The world-class plastic surgeons at UVA Plastic Surgery perform breast augmentation in Charlottesville and Fishersville, VA, using the latest evidence-based practices and FDA-approved breast implants to provide patients from Roanoke, Arlington, and surrounding areas rewarding outcomes while minimizing complications.

Breast Augmentation

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Augmentation Case 52 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #52

This 28-year-old woman interested in breast augmentation surgery met with UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty. He performed bilateral breast augmentation using symmetric-fill (400 ml), moderate+, smooth, round Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants placed in a subpectoral position through incisions in the breast folds (IMF incisions). She... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 26 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #26

This 43-year-old, healthy, active woman wanted to restore her prepregnancy breast shape and volume. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty performed breast augmentation with smooth, round, 550 ml, moderate+ Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants. He placed the implants in a subpectoral (under the muscle) position using an incision at her breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 20 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #20

This 32-year-old healthy, active woman was interested in breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. She underwent a "Mommy Makeover" combining both procedures. Her before photos are shown as are photos taken 3 months after her surgery. She is doing well and is pleased overall with her restored breast and tummy shape.Visit... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 44 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #44

This 29-year-old healthy and active patient underwent breast augmentation surgery with symmetric fill 350 ml moderate+ Mentor MemoryGel implants placed behind the muscle through incisions at her breast folds. She is shown before and 4 months after surgery and is very happy with her early results. At... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 22 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #22

This healthy, athletic woman underwent bilateral breast augmentation with 325 ml silicone gel implants placed behind the muscle through an incision placed in the breast fold. She is shown 6 months after her breast augmentation surgery.Learn more from our breast augmentation specialists in Charlottesville, VA. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 21 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #21

This woman, age 27, wanted breast enhancement surgery after her past pregnancy. A small B cup prior to her surgery, she was seeking to restore her pre-pregnancy volume of a full C cup.

This patient underwent breast augmentation surgery with 350 ml, smooth, round, silicone gel implants placed behind the pectoralis muscles through... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 27 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #27

This 36-year-old, healthy, active woman underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, 325 ml silicone gel implants. She was an A cup prior to her surgery and went to a C cup. The photos show her before and approximately 3 months after her surgery. The patient is very happy with her natural-looking enhanced appearance. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 51 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #51

This 25-year-old active woman visited UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for breast augmentation. Prior to surgery she was an A cup and had mild asymmetry. She is shown 6 months after surgery happy with her full C cup outcome from breast augmentation surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 37 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #37

This 22-year-old healthy and active woman was interested in breast augmentation with the goal of being a full B cup or small C cup, but "not looking too large".  She underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, symmetric-fill (325 ml), moderate+, silicone gel implants placed behind her chest muscles through incisions at her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 50 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #50

This active, 27-year-old woman wanted to add volume and upper-pole fullness to her breasts.  She underwent breast augmentation with Mentor MemoryGel implants placed in a subpectoral position (under the chest muscles) through incisions at her breast folds. Shown in her early postoperative photographs, she is very happy with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 39 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #39

This 25-year-old healthy and active woman was seeking breast augmentation surgery to achieve a D cup. She had breast augmentation done with symmetric-fill (425 ml), moderate+, smooth, round Mentor silicone gel implants.She is shown more than 3 months after her breast augmentation surgery and is happy with the early... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 40 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #40

This 32-year-old active, healthy woman was interested in increasing from 34 B to a full C or small D cup. She is shown 3 months after breast augmentation with symmetric fill 375 ml moderate+ Mentor silicone gel implants placed under the chest muscle through incisions at her breast folds.  She is very happy with her early results from... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 62 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #62

This healthy, athletic woman underwent bilateral breast augmentation with 475 ml, high profile, silicone gel implants placed behind the chest muscle with an incision placed in the breast fold. She is shown 4 months from her breast augmentation surgery.To learn more about breast augmentation in Charlottesville, contact UVA... Read More
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Case #96

A healthy and active 53 year old woman was interested in Breast Augmentation.  She was looking for a very natural augmentation to bring her from a small A cup to a full B cup.  Photos are approximately 4 months after her surgery.  She is very happy with her full B cup achieved from Breast Augmentation surgery done by UVA Plastic Surgery... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 79 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #79

23 year old woman who underwent bilateral breast augmentation with smooth, round, bilateral 450cc silicone implants placed behind the muscle to restore volume. She is shown before and  4 months after her surgery, very happy with her results
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Breast Augmentation Case 110 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #110

A 29 year old healthy and active woman wanted to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty to restore moderate loss of breast volume as well as increase her breast size from a small B cup to a full C cup.  Her photos are approximately 1 year after surgery.  She is very pleased with her results. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 56 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #56

This 28-year-old woman was interested in breast augmentation to be a more proportional D cup. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty performed breast augmentation with smooth, round, 550 ml, high profile, silicone gel implants.The patient is shown 3 months from her procedure. She is very happy with her breast size, shape, and symmetry.To... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 64 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #64

Healthy, active young woman who underwent Breast Augmentation with silicone gel implants placed behind the pectoralis muscle with an incision placed at the breast fold.
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Case #107

A 49 year old healthy and active woman traveled from out of state to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for breast augmentation.  She wanted to restore upper pole fullness in her breasts as well as improve her cleavage plan. Her photos are approximately 7 months after her surgery.  She is thrilled with her results. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 85 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #85

37 year old woman who was seeking a revision Breast Augmentation in Tampa Florida. She underwent Breast Augmentation and Unilaterial Mastopexy on the right side, with smooth round implants left side 550ml and right side 500ml silicone gel implants. Her before photos are shown as are photos taken 1 year after her surgery. She is... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 72 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #72

This healthy, active woman underwent bilateral breast augmentation with 400 ml silicone gel implants placed behind the chest muscle through an incision placed in the breast fold. She is shown 3 months after her breast augmentation surgery.To learn more about breast augmentation in Charlottesville, contact UVA Plastic Surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 70 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #70

51 year old active and healthy woman interested in increasing from 32 A to full C cup. She is shown three months out from having Breast Augmentation done in Tampa Florida with silicone gel subpectoral implants placed through incisions at her breast folds. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 71 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #71

41 year old active women who had a previous primary augmentation with saline implants. She noted after having the augmentation that the incisions were quite low and there was a significant deformity; the lower lateral portions of the breasts were very flat with more fullness in the upper pole. She underwent a secondary breast... Read More
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Case #29

This 23-year-old woman was interested in breast augmentation to be more proportional. She had considered getting breast implants soon after developing breasts. She was a large A or small B cup and desired to be a small D cup after her surgery. The patient had breast augmentation with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 98 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #98

A 26 year old healthy woman was experiencing breast deflation and breast droop after two pregnancies.  She was interested in Breast Augmentation with UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty to achieve a fuller look.  She is happy with her results.  Her photos are approximately 4 months after her surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 69 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #69

Healthy, athletic woman in Tampa Florida who underwent bilateral Breast Augmentation. with silicone gel implants placed behind the muscle with an incision placed in the breast fold. She is shown 3 months from her Breast Augmentation surgery. Read More
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Case #32

30 year old healthy and active woman who was interested in Breast Augmentation surgery.  Her goals were to increase from a B cup to a large C cup or small D cup and look more proportional to her overall athletic body habitus.She underwent Breast Augmentation surgery in Saint Petersburg Florida with smooth round,... Read More
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Case #23

Healthy, active young woman who underwent Breast Augmentation. with silicone gel 325 ml implants placed behind the pectoralis muscle with an incision placed at the breast fold.  She is shown 6 months from her surgery.  She is doing well, happy and enjoys wearing sun dresses now. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 48 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #48

This 44-year-old woman wanted to restore breast volume and make her breasts more proportional to her tall body habitus. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty performed breast augmentation with symmetric-fill (550 ml), moderate+, Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants. He placed the breast implants under the chest muscles (subpectoral position) through... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 106 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #106

A 43 year old healthy and active woman was interested in seeing UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for breast augmentation.  After breast feeding two children she notes some drooping of her breasts and would like to feel more proportional to her body structure.  Her photo is approximately 3 months after her sutrgery.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 49 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #49

This woman, age 57, had previous breast biopsy surgery and was seeking to restore volume. She underwent breast augmentation surgery with symmetric-fill (375 ml), moderate+, Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants placed in a subpectoral position (under chest muscles) through incisions at her breast folds.She is shown several months out from... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 73 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #73

This 41-year-old woman was seeking breast augmentation to restore breast volume. She is shown before surgery and 6 months after breast augmentation surgery done by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty.To learn more about breast augmentation in Charlottesville, contact UVA Plastic Surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 55 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #55

Healthy, athletic 24 year old  woman in Tampa Florida who underwent bilateral Breast Augmentation. with 600 ml silicone gel implants placed behind the muscle with an incision placed in the breast fold. She is shown 3 months from her Breast Augmentation surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 25 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #25

38 year old woman was interested in Breast Augmentation with a goal of being a full C cup  and being more proportional to her overall body.  She had Breast Augmentation in Tampa Florida done with MemoryGel 350 ml Moderate plus smooth implants.  She is shown approximately 4 months from her surgery.  She... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 47 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #47

This 23-year-old woman was seeking to restore her breasts to their prepregnancy volume and have them be more proportional to her overall body. She is shown before surgery and at one of her early postoperative appointments after undergoing breast augmentation surgery - very happy with her early results.To learn more about breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 24 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #24

This woman, age 27, came to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty because she was interested in increasing her breast size from a B cup to full C cup and being more proportional to her overall body habitus. She underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, 325 ml, Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants.The patient is shown... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 14 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #14

Healthy, active woman in Tampa Florida requesting Breast Augmentation and options to correct pectus excavatum-the most common chest wall deformity  involving hollowing of the central chest bone. She chose to proceed with Breast Augmentation to camoflage the deformity and avoid a more major surgical procedure. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 57 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #57

25 year old woman who was interested in Breast Augmentation surgery in Tampa Florida. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty performed bilateral Breast Augmentation using symmetric fill 375 ml Moderate + Smooth Round Mentor MemoryGel implants. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty placed them in a subpectoral position through... Read More
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Case #1

46 year old healthy, athletic woman who underwent bilateral breast augmentation with 350 ml high profile silicone implants.She is shown during a longterm followup very happy with her results from her breast augmentation surgery.
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Case #34

30 year old woman who was seeking Breast Augmentation in Tampa Florida to be a more proportional C cup.  She underwent Breast Augmentation. with smooth round 375 ml Moderate + Mentor silicone gel implants.  She is shown 3 months from her procedure.  She is very happy with the early results. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 45 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #45

22 year old who was seeking a change from A cup to C cup to be more proportional to her body habitus and seeking more cleavage through Breast Augmentation surgery.  Her Breast Augmentation surgery was done by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty in Tampa Florida.  She is shown 6 months from her procedure very happy with her early... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 123 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #123

A 30 year old woman was interested in seeing UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for a breast augmentation. Over the past few years she has lost over 50 pounds and notes a significant loss of breast volume and mild breast droop.  She would like to restore volume and go from a small b cup size to a full c cup.  Her photos are approximately... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 41 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #41

This 30-year-old Asian woman underwent breast augmentation with UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty. He placed symmetric-fill (425 ml), moderate+, Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants in a subpectoral position (under the chest muscles) through incisions at her lower areolae. She is shown within 6 months of her breast augmentation surgery,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 74 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #74

This healthy, athletic woman underwent bilateral breast augmentation. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty placed 400 ml silicone gel implants behind her chest muscles through incisions placed in the breast folds. The patient is shown before and 3 months after her breast augmentation surgery.To learn more about breast augmentation in Charlottesville,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 122 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #122

A 36 year old healthy and active woman wanted to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for a Breast Augmentation.  She wanted to address loss of volume and breast droop as well as increase her cup size.  She is extremely pleased with her results.  Photos are approximately 1 year post surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #103

A 31 year old female was interested in seeing UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for Breast Augmentation.  She notes a significant asymmetry in that her left breast is larger than her right breast.  While staying proportional to her body she wanted to go from an A cup size to a C cup size.  Her photo is approximately 3 months after her survery.... Read More
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Case #13

This healthy woman had a breast augmentation performed by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty to restore loss breast volume. The patient is shown before surgery and 3 months after.To learn more about breast augmentation in Charlottesville, contact UVA Plastic Surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 30 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #30

This 34-year-old, healthy, active woman came to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty because she was interested in breast augmentation surgery. She was an A cup prior to surgery with the goal of increasing her breast size to a C cup.The patient is shown before surgery and 8 months after undergoing breast augmentation with... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 54 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #54

34 year old active woman who was seeking Breast Augmentation in Tampa Florida. Prior to surgery she was an B cup. She is shown 3 months after surgery happy with her full D cup outcome from Breast Augmentation surgery done by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 59 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #59

This 29-year-old woman underwent breast augmentation with UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty. He performed breast augmentation with 500 ml, high profile, silicone gel implants. The patient is shown before and approximately 6 months after her surgery and is very happy with her overall appearance.To learn more about breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 121 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #121

A 40 year old woman wanted to see UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty for a breast augmentation.  She wanted to correct her natural breast asymmetry as well as increase her cup size from a B cup to a full C cup.  She is thrilled with her results.  Photos are approximately 3 months post surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 63 Before & After View #1 | Charlottesville & Fishersville, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Case #63

47 year old healthy and active woman who was seeking Breast Augmentation in Tampa Florida to restore breast volume. She is shown 4 months after surgery happy with her outcome from Breast Augmentation surgery done by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty. Read More
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Case #33

This 28-year-old, healthy, active woman was interested in breast augmentation surgery to be more proportional to her overall body habitus. UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty performed breast augmentation with smooth, round, 350 ml, moderate+ profile, silicone MemoryGel implants. He placed the implants behind the patient's chest (pectoralis)... Read More
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Case #66

48 active woman who was seeking to add breast volume. She previously had an excisional biopsy of her left lower breast which left her with asymmetry and depression in that location.She underwent Breast Augmentation with silicone implants placed in subpectoral position through incisions at her breast folds. She is very happy with her... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?

At UVA Plastic Surgery, ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women, often from Harrisonburg and Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., and nearby communities, who are at least 18 years old, in good health, and have realistic expectations about how the surgery will affect their lives. This procedure provides one or more of the following improvements:

  • Increasing the size of naturally small breasts
  • Replacing breast volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • Lifting breasts that sag slightly
  • Balancing the size and shape of uneven breasts

Women who have moderate to significant sagging may require a combination breast lift and augmentation to enhance breast shape while increasing size. Women who want to enhance body contours as well as their breasts with a single surgery and recovery period may be candidates for a personalized mommy makeover.

A Guide ToBreast Augmentation

Ready to discover how breast augmentation can reshape your body? Get the facts about the procedure when you download our free eBook, A Guide to Breast Augmentation. The guide offers extensive information about breast augmentation, including what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. You’ll also find answers to your most pressing breast augmentation questions and a helpful surgery prep list.

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What are the options for breast implants?

Our surgeons offer all FDA-approved breast implants available in the U.S. made by MENTOR® and Allergan®. Patients have a variety of options, which include:

Implant Fill Material

  • Saline implants require a tiny incision because they are filled after they are placed inside the breast. The volume of sterile saltwater solution can be adjusted after placement. Saline is the most affordable implant fill material. These implants can ripple and feel firmer than silicone implants.
  • Silicone gel implants are available for primary breast enhancement to women who are at least 22. These implants provide the most natural look and feel, which most patients find worth the extra expense and slightly longer scar.

Implant Shape

  • Round implants increase allover fullness, including the top and sides of the breast where patients typically want it most.
  • Teardrop (anatomical) implants are designed to follow a natural breast shape that gradually projects from the chest and has more volume at the bottom.

Implant Texture

  • Smooth implants are the most popular shape because they allow the breasts to shift naturally with the patient’s movements.
  • Textured implants have a teardrop shape. The textured surface keeps them oriented properly with the fullness at the bottom of the breast.

Because each breast augmentation patient has her own unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, no single type of breast implant is best for every woman.  Together, the patient and surgeon determine the combination of implant options, including size, that will best achieve the patient’s desired breast size and shape. The surgeon will account for the patient’s anatomy, measurements, existing breast tissue, elasticity of breast skin, and other factors.

Can you transfer fat to the breasts instead of using implants?

Women who want a modest increase in size may consider fat grafting breast augmentation, which transplants fat from another area of the body to the breasts. This procedure involves very small incisions and the resulting scars are usually not visible after healing is complete. Transferred fat can be absorbed or break down over time, so results may not last as long as with implants.

How do you provide the most natural-looking breast augmentation results?

Our surgeons follow an evidence-based approach to breast augmentation to provide the most beautiful, natural-looking results and minimize the occurrence of complications. In general, they perform breast augmentation using:

  • Silicone gel breast implants
  • Incision placed along the breast fold (inframammary approach)
  • Implants placed under the muscle (submuscular placement)

These practices are not absolute; our surgeons take care to personalize each procedure to each patient’s individual preferences, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Our surgeons perform most breast augmentation procedures as outpatient surgery with the choice of either local anesthetic with IV sedation or general anesthetic. After making the incisions, the surgeon creates a “pocket” behind each breast to hold the implants. Depending on the implant chosen and other factors, the surgeon may use the Keller Funnel™ to insert the implants. This simple device is shaped much like a pastry bag and allows the surgeon to insert silicone implants, without touching them, through the smallest possible incision. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts, he closes the incisions with sutures and surgical tape. Patients are usually cleared to return home the same day in the care of an adult friend or family member.

What can I expect after my breast enhancement procedure?

It is normal to experience swelling, bruising, and numbness in parts of the breasts for the first few weeks. Prescription pain medication may be helpful for discomfort during the first few days. While the difference in your breast size will be noticeable right away, they may look and feel tight initially. As muscle and skin relax, your breasts will settle into a beautiful, natural shape.

Your surgeon will provide you with specific recovery instructions, which will include the following:

  • Avoid lifting anything over your head for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Stay out of bathtubs, swimming pools, and hot tubs for about 3 weeks (or as directed by your doctor) to give the incisions and skin time to heal.
  • Expect scars to gradually fade from pink to white over the following months to 1 year.

How long is breast augmentation recovery?

Patients are typically ready to return to sedentary work, school, driving, and other non-strenuous activities within a week—after they are no longer taking pain medication. Soreness is mainly due to implant placement behind the chest muscle, but it usually subsides quickly over the first few days. Strenuous exercise and activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.

Are you ready to find out more?

To meet with one of the world-class plastic surgeons at UVA Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville or UVA Plastic Surgery, Augusta in Fishersville and learn more about breast augmentation, request a consultation using our online form or call (434) 924-1234 for an appointment.