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Breast Augmentation & Enhancement

Breast Implants are not "one size fits all" so choice of the appropriate size and shape implant is essential to achieve the best results.

Breast Augmentation, also known as breast enhancement, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the breast. It is extremely beneficial in women with modest or underdeveloped breasts desiring an increase in cup size. Or in women, who have lost the shape and fullness of the breast from age or child bearing, who want to restore the fullness and firmness to the breasts that they once had. Dr. Zimmerman strives to achieve a natural look that balances ones physique and compliments the proportions of the rest of the body.

When considering breast augmentation there are surgical options to consider, which are reviewed in great detail during the consultation with Dr. Zimmerman. Placement of the implant either above or below the chest wall (pectoralis) muscle is the first option. With the majority of implants used today being saline filled, the submuscular position is usually favored in order to give the most natural appearance and feel to the breast, while providing maximum protection against potential hardening of the breast (capsular contracture).

We offer the full selection of breast implants to chose from, including round and contour shaped (tear drop or pear shape), smooth and textured, saline and silicone. Implants are not "one size fits all" so choice of the appropriate size and shaped implant is essential to achieve the best results.

Insertion of the implant can be achieved either through the crease beneath the breast, or around the border of the areola, or through the apex of the armpit. Dr. Zimmerman performs breast augmentation through a small 3 cm. incision. The surgical approach is decided according to patient preference and surgeons recommendation of the optimal location to hide the scar depending on the patients' anatomy.

Surgery is usually performed under intravenous sedation where the patient is asleep and comfortable during the procedure without the need for intubation and without the risks and side effects of general anesthesia. Breast augmentation is an exciting procedure available to women who desire restoring their figure or enhancing their current appearance. This operation must be individually tailored to the patient, taking into account the size and shape of the existing breast tissue and overall dimensions of the patient. Dr. Zimmermans' vast experience with this procedure gives him the skills and knowledge to achieve a beautiful proportionate result.