Breast augmentation, often referred to as a “boob job” or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing breast size and enhancing breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. This procedure is popular among women who desire larger breasts, want to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, or aim to achieve better symmetry when breasts are disproportionately sized.
During a breast augmentation procedure, the surgeon makes an incision either in the crease under the breast, around the areola, or within the armpit, and then inserts an implant either above or beneath the chest muscle. The choice of implant type, size, and placement will depend on your body type, the amount of natural breast tissue, and your personal goals and preferences.
Recovery from breast augmentation surgery varies among individuals, but most patients are able to return to non-strenuous work within a week. While results are immediately visible, final results appear over the next few months as swelling decreases and the skin stretches to accommodate the new breast volume. Breast augmentation can significantly enhance one’s self-image and self-confidence, offering a more contoured and proportional figure.