Small breasts do have some advantages. You can sleep on your stomach, go braless less conspicuously, and have more leeway in your wardrobe. Nevertheless, many women with small breasts would be delighted to have larger breasts and a curvier, more feminine figure.
As most small-breasted women know, clothes don’t always look and fit right when you are flat-chested. A neckline designed to show a touch of cleavage may not be so aesthetically pleasing when there is no swell of the breasts to display. Many small-breasted women are compelled to wear padded bras to fill out their bodices and maintain the lines of their clothing.
Our breasts are objects of sexual attraction, and there is no denying that full breasts appeal to many members of the opposite sex. Small-breasted women, who consider themselves otherwise attractive, may lack confidence in their own appeal because of the size of their breasts. When their breast size and shape are enhanced – so is their confidence.
Cosmetic Surgery for Small Breasts
Breast augmentation surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure for women who are unhappy with their breast size. Surgical breast enhancement can transform a woman’s appearance, improving self-image and patients report a more fulfilling sexual life. Undersized breasts, disproportionate with the rest of the body, can affect overall appearance and self-esteem. An increase in size can make a dramatic difference and produce positive changes in the patient’s life.
If you would like to have fuller, shapelier breasts, the best thing to do is to call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Pfeifer. She can explain the different options available and the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and costs associated with each.
Types of Breast Augmentation Surgery
General popularity of breast augmentation surgery has driven scientific innovations in the field, including advanced surgical techniques for breast implant placement. A wide range of options are now available to women who want to enhance the size of their breasts, including:
Saline Breast Implants: Still the most common type of implant, saline implants provide several distinct advantages. They cost less than silicone gel implants; they can be filled during surgery, which allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision; and a saline implant rupture is easy to detect.
Silicone Breast Implants: This type of implant was reintroduced to the market in 2006 and has been gaining popularity every since. New silicone implants are far superior to those used in the past. Current gel formulas maintain their integrity and inhibit leakage, while still remaining pliable. Among the advantages of silicone implants, they are natural in consistency and appearance, lighter than saline implants, and not prone to visible rippling.
“Gummy Bear” Breast Implants: Dr. Pfeifer served as an investigator in an FDA study of Allegran Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants. She was selected because of her extensive experience with anatomic shaped implants. Dr. Pfeifer is the only plastic surgeon on Long Island and one of the few in New York City to offer gummy bear implants, so called because the cohesive silicone gel has a consistency more like gelatin than honey, as in other silicone implants. The silicone does not flow, the shell does not fold, and these anatomic tear drop-shaped implants maintain their shape in all positions.
Tracy Pfeifer, MD has focused her practice on all types of cosmetic breast surgery for almost two decades, and her patients have been very pleased with the results. Our medical team honestly cares about our patients and we strive to provide a pleasant experience, along with state-of-the-art procedures and an outstanding level of medical care.