Introduction to

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is usually requested when a patient is unhappy or unsatisfied with the shape, size, or aesthetic appearance of her breasts.

Modern techniques and innovative implant technologies mean that modern breast augmentation patients enjoy results that look and feel exceptionally natural.

How Do I Get Started on Breast Augmentation?

During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, he will look to fundamentally understand your goals for the procedure and, based upon your anatomy and proportions, will guide you through several choices including type of implant, size of implant, location of the implant as well as best incision to use.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie and begin on your transformation, contact our office today to set up an appointment.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Patients undergo breast augmentation for a wide variety of personal reasons. Therefore, the benefits of breast augmentation will vary from patient to patient. Generally speaking, some of the most common benefits of this procedure include:

  • Improved symmetry of the breasts.
  • Patients often notice a more aesthetically pleasing overall profile.
  • Because of changes in your proportions, it may be easier to find clothes that fit (or fit into your favorite clothes).
  • Improvements in confidence and self esteem.
  • A more youthful looking overall appearance.

Actual Patient

Before & After Photos

Your Breast

Augmentation Options

Breast augmentation results should feel as though they are individually tailored to your own anatomy and desired final look. Achieving that level of customizability means patients will have a variety of options to choose from when planning their breast augmentation procedure.

Breast Implant Material and Size Options

Implants come in two primary forms, saline or silicone filled, which have different characteristics.

  • Saline Implants are filled with what is, essentially, saltwater. Saline implants tend to be firmer, but they can usually be inserted through smaller incisions.
  • Silicone Implants tend to be more favored by patients and surgeons, in large part because they look and feel more natural than their saline counterparts.

To determine the right size for your implant, Dr. Ogilvie will take several detailed measurements, however, pictures or examples of your desired breast goal is extremely helpful.


& Placement Options

Typically, two incision types are used for implant placement:

  • Inframammary (underneath the breast)
  • Areolar (around the nipple)

There are advantages to either incision, and which is best for you will be determined based upon your anatomy and personal preferences.

Implants may be placed either above or below the chest muscle. Placement below the muscle has been shown to limit various complications, namely rippling or capsular contracture (significant scarring).

The Breast

Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients are able to return home the same day that surgery is performed.

Anesthesia – Breast augmentation can be performed with either oral, IV, or general anesthesia to keep you the most comfortable during the procedure.

Incision – Dr. Ogilvie uses either a areolar or inframammary incision to place implants.

Closure – Incisions are closed with suture typically.

Results – several post-surgical instructions will be discussed at your initial consultation to improve your results. It may take a few days to return to normal activity after augmentation and most return to work in one week depending on the physical activity of their employment. Hard or strenuous activity is usually postponed for several weeks. Most patients who undergo breast augmentation report a significant increase in confidence and self esteem after the procedure.


Dr. Ogilvie

Every plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation included, begins with a consultation. During your consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, you will discuss the best ways to achieve your overall final look.

Once the initial consultation is complete, you can begin discussing the next steps with Dr. Ogilvie. To get started on your breast augmentation transformation, contact us to set up your consultation.


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