One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.

By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you’re considering breast augmentation, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure; when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask your surgeon if there is anything you don’t understand about the procedure.


Patient #1

Before

After

Age: 35
Height: 5'0"
Weight (lbs): 95
Pre-op bra size: 32A
Type / size implants: Saline Mentor360 cc, round, smooth surfaced, implants
Post-op bra size: 32C
Photo taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #2

Before

After

Age: 36
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 123
Pre-op bra size: 36A
Type / size implants: Saline Mentor 390 cc, round, smooth surfaced, implants
Post-op bra size: 36C
Photo taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #3

Before

After

Age: 51
Height: 5'4"
Weight (lbs): 116
Pre-op bra size: 34A padded
Type / size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile, Silicone 400cc
Post-op bra size: 34D
Photo taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #4

Before

After

Age: 32
Height: 5’5”
Weight (lbs): 130
Pre-op bra size: 34B (Left) 34C (Right)
Type / size implants: Mentor Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile,
Silicone: 275cc (Right), 300cc (Left)
Post-op bra size: 34C
Photo taken: 3 months post-op

Patient #5

Before

After

Age: 50
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 121
Pre-op bra size: 34A padded
Type / size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile, Silicone 425cc
Post-op bra size: 34DD
Photo taken: 3months post-op

Patient #6

Before

After

Age: 49
Height: 5'9"
Weight (lbs): 132
Pre-op bra size: 34B padded
Type / size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile, Silicone 400cc
Post-op bra size: 34D
Photo taken: 4 months post-op

Patient #7

Before

After

Age: 51
Height: 5'3"
Weight (lbs): 120
Pre-op bra size: 34C
Type/size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile Silicone, 375CC
Post-op bra size: 34DD
Photos Taken: 5 months post-op

Patient #8

Before

After

Age: 39
Height: 5'5"
Weight (lbs): 164
Pre-op bra size: 36A
Type/size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile Silicone, 600cc
Post-op bra size: 34DD
Photos taken: 5 months post-op

Patient #9

Before

After

Age: 25
Height: 5'2"
Weight (lbs): 113
Pre-op bra size: 32C
Type/size implants: Mentor Smooth Round High Profile Silicone: 375cc (Right) 350cc (Left)
Post-op bra size: 32DDD
Photos taken: 3 months post-op

Patient #10

Before

After

Age: 53
Height: 5'11"
Weight (lbs): 141
Pre-op bra size: 36B
Type/size implants: Mentor Smooth Round Moderate Plus, Silicone 375cc
Post-op size: 36D
Photos taken: 4 months post-op

Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.