Why Breast Augmentation?Posted on June 5, 2017
Breast augmentation is the #1 sought-after procedure in cosmetic plastic surgery. This is not only domestically but also globally. For many people, when they think of breast augmentation they think of cosmetically enhanced large breasted women. This is especially true when they think of Beverly Hills and reputation of movie stars with glamorous shapely figures. However, there is a segment of the population who considers breast augmentation to achieve more normalcies with the size and shape of their breast. For example, there are some women with a congenital deformity where their chest wall or rib cage is either indented in the center or protruding in a barrel like fashion. For these patients, their breasts are likely to grow uneven and have severe asymmetries. While most insurance companies will not cover breast augmentation for these patients because it is deemed cosmetic, having drastic inequities between the sizes of each breast can be devastating. Dr. Kim explains to patients who are faced with this type of deformity that his artistic ability and surgical talent combined will help the patient to achieve a more symmetrical appearance. Patients who have drastic differences in the amount of breast tissue from one side of the breast to the other are often good candidates for breast augmentation. These patients can have differences as much as 3 cup sizes from one breast to the other. Dr. Kim may propose several different options including fat transfer, silicone breast implants, or saline breast implants. Whichever recommendation the patient chooses the goal is to create better symmetry and better overall appearance for the patient. Dr. Kim helps patients understand that the decision to pursue breast augmentation is personal in every case. Each patient choosing breast augmentation should have their own reasons for doing so. Dr. Kim is committed to providing the best plastic surgery experience as well as the best long-term results. Patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.