Breast

Breast Procedures

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation enhances breast size and shape.

Breast augmentation is appropriate if one desires to enhance the size of small or asymmetrical breasts, or to restore volume and lift to the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy.

There are two primary types of implants: silicone or saline implants. Dr. Herman will present your choices for the type, size, shape and profile of each breast implant to achieve a natural-looking enhancement. Dr. Herman will take measurements to determine the best size for your frame. You may bring in photographs from the internet or a magazine to discuss your desired size.

The incisions through which implants are inserted will be discussed with you. Dr Herman is one of the world’s leading experts in the Endoscopic Axillary Technique. This technique leaves no scars on the breasts and patients recovery with minimal downtime. With over 18 years of experience in this method and thousands successful procedures, Dr. Herman can explain why this technique is superior to other methods. Both saline and silicone implants including the new “Gummy Bear” implant can be placed using this method. Dr Herman is certified to use the The Keller FunnelTM “No Touch Technique” Breast Augmentation which allows for the placement of silicone gel implants with minimal force and without having to touch the actual implant.

Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia.

The endoscopic technique ensures the quickest recovery possible. Most patients can return to most activities within a day or two and full activities within 1-2 weeks. Patients are very satisfied with the results which are usually long term. Future changes in breast appearance may be due to weight change or pregnancy.