After breastfeeding 3 children, the breasts of this 53-year-old woman had shrunk to an A cup. She wanted to restore volume through breast augmentation with an Indiana plastic surgeon, but she didn't want breasts that were too big for her thin frame.
At 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 120 pounds, she was worried about results that might look unnatural. Dr. Galante has years of experience using a wide array of implants. During that time, he has honed an aesthetic eye that he relies on to make recommendations for patients that fulfill their goals of greater size without looking "overdone."
For this patient, he discussed various options with her, and together they decided on 300 cc MENTOR® MP+ (moderate plus profile) silicone implants inserted under her pectoral muscles.
Dr. Galante believes this implant placement goes a long way in allaying concerns about an unnatural appearance. He sometimes will place implants above the muscle if the patient has more breast tissue to start with, but the submuscular placement is more common.
This patient ended up as a size 34C. Breast augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and this patient was able to return home after a brief postoperative recovery period.
Schedule a consultation online with Dr. Galante, or call (219) 322-3131 to set an appointment to discuss breast augmentation at one of his Northwest Indiana locations.
Patient Age: 53
Patient Gender: Female