Surgical Cases Related to Breast Augmentation

Dr. Belsley's Philosophy of Breast Augmentation

When it comes to deciding what approximate breast size you wish to achieve, the best advice I can give you is that you should be guided by your physical frame.  Indeed, you may in fact be limited by it.  In my practice, I select implants based upon your chest measurements, the quality of your breast skin and the size of your breasts prior to surgery.

I perform breast augmentation through a peri-areolar or inframammary approach and I place that vast majority of implants at least partially beneath the pectoralis muscle.  My patients are welcome to select either saline or silicone filled breast implants.  Silicone filled implants can in some cases achieve a more natural feel and may be a particularly attractive option for women with less breast tissue prior to surgery. 

Cosmetic breast augmentation is different from reconstruction

This procedure is distinct from “reconstruction” after an injury or removal of a breast. It is usually performed when the patient is dissatisfied with the size of her breasts, she may have been teased at school, or suffered negative comments from male companions, or may think she would “present” better in the job market if she had a better figure. As in all forms of aesthetic surgery, the surgeon must be aware of the patient’s expectations and psyche.