What is a Breast Augmentation Surgery?


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Considering a Mini Breast Augmentation? Breast Augmentation for the slender or athletic body type

Have you heard the term mini breast augmentation? Do you know what it means? If you don’t, read on to find out more about this Breast Augmentation procedure.

Athletes, bodybuilders, lean bodies and petite women may be suitable candidates for this procedure. It involves the use of smaller implants. By doing this you achieve a more subtle result. People often have different ideas about what size and style will achieve the desired result when it comes to Breast Augmentation Surgery.

There is a growing trend among some women, these women prefer a slightly smaller breast implant size than what we’ve seen in the past. This is what we refer to as a ‘Mini Breast Augmentation.’

 A Mini Breast Augmentation uses different Implant sizes

  • Mini Breast Augmentation – typical implant size: Between 150 cc and 275 cc.
  • Breast Augmentation – implant size: Typically between 275 cc and 400 cc.

How is a Breast Augmentation Procedure Different?

A Mini Breast Augmentation procedure is comparable to a traditional Breast Augmentation.

The main differences can include:
1. Size of Implant
2. Implant type
3. And the positioning of the implant/pocket size

Smaller breast implants may not be suitable for everyone. And a mini breast augmentation might not create a noticeable difference on some frames.

Sometimes, however, less is more. To some women, a bit of cleavage is better than none at all, or perhaps large breast volume is simply not to their taste. If this sounds like you then perhaps a Mini Breast Augmentation is the way to go.

Is a small increase in size really worth it?

Some people might ask “Why bother having a breast augmentation if you only want a small increase in size?

A mini breast augmentation can appeal to women who are naturally petite or those who have a naturally athletic frame as well as professional athletes; this is due to the fact that the finished look is more subtle, which is more suitable for not only their lifestyles but also their body type.

Furthermore, a Mini Boob Job is a great way to enhance your breasts by adding volume. You don’t have to dramatically increase the size of your breasts to make a dramatic difference. This procedure is especially appealing for women who only have a small amount of natural breast tissue.

A standard Breast Augmentation requires a certain amount of natural breast tissue to help prevent stretching, ‘bottoming out’ or rippling. A mini breast augmentation may be a suitable alternative for women that do not have enough natural breast tissue for a standard Breast Augmentation.

Moreover, thanks to gravity and the effects of time the bigger the implant, the higher the risk of premature breast descending, bottoming out and other skin concerns. Smaller implants may be suitable for women of a smaller size, or women who have thin breast skin.

Does a Mini Breast Augmentation Achieve a More Subtle Result?

A smaller Breast Augmentation may provide a more subtle result for a lot of women, not just those with a smaller frame. However, it does depend on the person and what their desired results are.

Your Breast Surgeon will take many factors into account when suggesting what procedure and implant size is right for you. Including your:

  • height
  • weight
  • physique
  • skin condition
  • as well as your desired result.

Choosing a qualified, experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon like Dr Craig Rubinstein is vital to ensure a desired result from your Breast Augmentation surgery.

Smaller breast implants – Why they might be more suitable for some women

As stated previously, sometimes less is more. Breast size is no exception.

Anyone who has had Breast Reduction Surgery knows about the pain of having breasts that have ‘too much’ volume/ breast weight ‘up top’ whether the pain is back or neck pain, the pain of finding tops that fit, or people staring and commenting on their size.

However, women with a naturally athletic or petite body type may not feel this way. They may want slightly bigger breasts but aren’t able to have larger/ standard breast implants due to their body composition.

This may make them suitable candidates for a Mini Breast Augmentation. The smaller implant size can still give cleavage, like a standard Breast Augmentation, but it does it in a way that looks subtle and balanced on women with a smaller frame.

Mini Breast Augmentation Surgery Results – Before and After

Below are some image examples of Breast Augmentation surgery with smaller implants. If you choose to have a one-to-one consultation with Dr Rubinstein, you can see more examples of work he has done and the results that he has achieved in the past.

Dr Craig Rubinstein is an experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon for breast surgery in Melbourne. Even with over 20 years of experience, Dr Rubinstein is committed to ongoing training, education and experience, so you can rest assured that you’re choosing a surgeon who cares about you and achieving the desired result.

About Dr Craig Rubinstein

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Dr Craig Rubinstein FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) is an experienced Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon for breast and abdominoplasty surgery.

Dr Rubinstein offers women personalised abdominoplasty surgery and all forms of cosmetic breast surgery.

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What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • You are more than welcome to bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents provided.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.