Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation is one of the most popular of cosmetic surgeries. However, with so many choices in terms of implant type, size, and shape, it can seem like an overwhelming decision. Dr. NeamanDr. Christiansen, and the Neaman Plastic Surgery team are committed to helping each patient understand their breast augmentation options so the best decision can be made.

Breast implants can help a woman look better, younger, feel better, and increase her self-confidence. Watch Dr. Keith Neaman address breast augmentation questions and concerns.

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Are Breast Implants For You?

Women who want to change their bodily proportions, create or enhance an hourglass figure, or change the size and shape of their breasts might be good candidates for breast augmentation. There are also a number of other breast surgeries such as a breast liftbreast reduction, and breast revision. Sometimes breast surgery is a combination of two or more procedures. For example, a breast lift to remove sagging and excess tissue is often combined with breast implants.

During your consultation, you can explore the numerous breast surgeries available and discuss your goals. Explore real before and after breast surgery photos now for inspiration.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can do much more than enhance the size and shape of breasts. Breast implants can also create or restore symmetry and balance to increase self-confidence. Many times, breast augmentation helps women look better in clothes and bathing suits, too. More wardrobe options are a welcome perk of breast augmentation, and for some patients additional benefits include:

  • Restoration of breast volume loss from having biological children, major weight loss, or aging
  • Correction of breasts with a large disparity in size
  • Creation of balance
  • Addressing previous failed breast enhancement surgery
  • Recreating breasts post-mastectomy

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen will discuss patient goals and options including breast implant size, incision options, and placement options. Learn more about the procedures, risks, and recovery time with a customized breast augmentation plan.

Breast Implant Placement

There are two types of breast implant placement: above and below the muscle. Below the muscle is increasingly popular because it offers a more natural shape and upper fullness. However, it is also a more invasive surgery. Learn more during your consultation.

Breast Implant Incisions

There are three major types of incisions, and these include inframammary (in the folds of skin below the breast), periareolar (around the areola), and trans-axillary (in the armpit). The “best” type depends on the patient and their goals. There is also a fourth option, the TUBA (via the bellybutton) incision, which can be a good fit for some breast implant candidates. No matter which incision you and your doctor choose, the scars are discrete and often nearly invisible both with and without clothes.

How Do You Know What Breast Implant Size Is Perfect?

Every patient has an idea of their ideal breast size, and Dr. Neaman will work with the patient to determine the best possible size for a healthy, natural-looking outcome. Patients get a sneak peek of what to expect with implant sizers, before and after photos, and by discussing goals with Dr. Neaman with the help of “inspiration” photos.

“I have been so impressed with Dr. Neaman and his staff. I received a breast augmentation and am very happy with the results. Dr. Neaman is incredibly professional and every staff member that I’ve dealt with is very courteous and they’re so nice!”

– Brittany, Google Review, Actual Patient*

Types of Breast Implants

The most common types of breast implants are either saline or silicone. “Form stable” implants are also an option.

 Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have been a highly popular breast implant option for years. Many patients say they look and feel the most like “real breasts.” Silicone implants are filled with a gel silicone that feels a bit like a gummy bear. Silicone implants are filled with a certain number of cc’s to the requested size. One benefit of silicone implants is that if it breaks or ruptures (which is rare), the silicone stays within the implant shell.

Saline Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with a solution of water and salt. The implant is an empty shell that is filled with the desired amount of cc’s after insertion. Saline is similar to the plasma in the body, which is a major benefit for some patients. Should the breast implant leak, the body can safely absorb the saline.

Form Stable Implants

Dubbed the “gummy bear implant,” these breast implants look and feel natural, and are designed specifically to be placed over the muscle. It’s a great choice for patients who want to avoid the more invasive below-the-muscle breast implant surgery.

Should I have a breast lift with a breast augmentation?

Dr. Keith Neaman discusses how a breast lift surgery is added to an augmentation to create better aesthetic harmony.

Breast Implant Types for a Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are two common types of implants in breast augmentation including saline and silicone. Learn more about the benefits of each kind from Dr. Keith Neaman.

Breast Augmentation Restrictions Following Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures in the US. See what Dr. Keith Neaman says about recovery and when you can resume exercise activity.

Mammograms and Breast Augmentation

Yes, you can have a mammogram after breast augmentation! See Dr. Dustin Christiansen discuss a few key facts.

Featured Breast Augmentation Before/After Photos*

Breast Augmentation FAQ’s

What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery increases the size and volume of the breast with implants.

How is a breast augmentation different than a breast lift?

A breast augmentation requires implants, and a breast lift does not. A breast lift removes excess skin and usually requires the relocation of the nipple. Oftentimes, a breast lift and breast augmentation are performed together.

Should I get silicone or saline breast implants?

In the silicone vs. saline debate, one is not inherently better than the other. It depends on the patient, their body, and their goals. Learn more during a consultation with Dr. Neaman.

Where are breast implants placed?

Breast implants are either above or below the chest muscles. The more popular option is below the muscle, but there are anatomical considerations to take into account.

Can I get a mammogram after breast augmentation?

Yes, but special techniques need to be used. Your OBGYN and their staff regularly see breast augmentation patients and you can still get a quality mammogram if you have breast implants.

Where is the incision in a breast augmentations surgery?

There are three common incisions including around the areola, in the armpit, and in the crease below the breast. A less common incision is via the bellybutton.

Will people know I had breast augmentation surgery?

It depends. A reputable cosmetic surgeon will encourage patients to pursue a natural shape, and with skill and proper placement breast implants aren’t “obvious.” However, some patients want an unnaturally large breast augmentation. In the hands of a quality surgeon, you will get the results you want.

Will I have scars after breast augmentation?

Yes, but they will be discreet and hardly noticeable. Reputable cosmetic surgeons are skilled at leaving minimal scarring and hiding them in creases.

Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Keith Neaman or Dr. Dustin Christiansen

Explore your breast augmentation options today and contact Neaman Plastic Surgery or explore breast augmentation before/after photos*. Patients in the greater Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon areas depend on Neaman MediSpa for their breast augmentation needs.