Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Breast augmentation - also known as augmentation mammoplasty — is a surgical procedure to increase breast size. During breast augmentation, breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
For some women, breast augmentation is a way to enhance self-image and self-confidence. For others, breast augmentation is part of breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.
Correcting any of these complications might require additional surgery, either to remove or replace the implants.