As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa J. Learn has listened to many patients as they explain various reasons for wanting breast augmentation. In doing so, Dr. Learn hears firsthand from women who want augmentation to balance out a bigger bottom half, along with others who are unhappy with size unevenness between their two breasts. Some of her patients were left with smaller, flattened breasts because of childbirth and breastfeeding. Still others have sagging caused by weight loss or simply aging. At the end of the day, however, the specific reasons aren’t quite as important as this fact: These women weren’t happy with the situation and wanted to do something about it. Since you’re here on our website, the odds are good you find yourself in the same boat. And you know what? That’s awesome! See, it’s too easy to sit back and complain or, even worse, allow yourself to be negatively affected by a situation when there are measures you can take to resolve it. In this case, the negative effects tend to be evident in areas like confidence and self-esteem. Or perhaps you find the situation embarrassing and it makes you feel self-conscious. Well, you don’t have to live with that! You can take charge of your situation, and Dr. Learn is the skilled, experienced plastic surgeon who cares about you and wants to help restore your confidence.
Experience Meets a Female PerspectiveAs a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Learn understands you and your concerns in a way most other doctors simply can’t. (After all, how many guys really know what it’s like to be judged based on physical appearances, while having such prominent anatomical features?) Dr. Learn is fully aware that our breasts come in all different shapes and sizes – but not necessarily the ones we want. And this means she can fully sympathize with what you are going through and the struggles you face when you’re unhappy with your body. Now, there are some measures you might take on your own to change other aspects of your body. You can always dye your hair, make dietary changes, start a new workout program, etc. When it comes to changing the size and/or shape of your breasts, however, you need a bit more help – and that’s where having the attention and assistance of an experienced surgeon—one who has performed numerous augmentations for other satisfied patients—can be so beneficial.
Breast Implant OptionsMany people are aware there are two main kinds of breast implants:
- Saline. These implants are filled with sterile saltwater and provide a uniform shape, feel, and firmness. Should they spring a leak, the saline will be absorbed and expelled naturally.
- Silicone. These implants are filled with silicone gel and feel a bit more natural, but may need some regular maintenance to ensure they stay intact.