In Dr. Mondolfi’s opinion, the goal of breast enhancement surgery is to create breasts that look as natural as possible and proportional in size and shape to your body frame.
This is most commonly achieved by the use of breast prostheses, and in very selected patients by the grafting of the person’s own fat.
He will hear your concerns and gauge your expectations. Then, after evaluating your body shape and performing a comprehensive examination of your breasts, chest wall, musculature, and skin, he will propose the method of breast enhancement he feels best suited in your case.
If a prosthetic enhancement is indicated, you will jointly discuss the many available breast prosthesis. He will explain why, in your case, the devices should be placed in front of or behind the pectoral muscles and lastly explain advantages and disadvantages of sub-mammary, areolar, axillary or umbilical incisions. Then, and only then, you may jointly make the final decision.
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Typically, patients who seek breast enhancement surgery will present one of the following three problems:
- Small, underdeveloped breasts with little or no drooping.
- Breasts that have lost volume and consequently have some degree of drooping.
- Breasts that have deflated and developed significant or exaggerated drooping.
- Or breasts that have an unusual shape or position, are very asymmetrical or exhibit variations in the shape of the chest wall.