Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

When you look in the mirror, do you like the reflection that stares back at you? When you go shopping, do you find yourself putting clothing you love back on the racks because you can’t to fill out that dress, blouse or bikini? If you’ve been wishing for rounder, fuller, perkier breasts without the aid of a padded bra, you might be a perfect candidate for breast augmentation.

Whether you’ve always had smaller breasts or have lost breast volume due to childbirth or weight loss, breast implants provide the enhancement you need while maintaining a natural look and feel. Dr. Polacek is one of the top surgeons in New England for breast augmentations and has been hailed for her impressive, personalized results that range from subtle enhancements to dramatic makeovers.

At the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery, we develop a cosmetic surgery plan for you based on your unique goals, your body type and lifestyle. We know that surgery is an intensely personal decision and that you may have lingering questions. An informed patient is a happy patient, so we want to provide you with the information you need before you even schedule your first consultation.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures with over 300,000 surgeries performed a year, according to Plastic Surgery Review. Breast augmentation is designed to enhance the size, shape and feel of your breasts while improving the balance of your figure. Dr. Polacek works with each of her patients to ensure the most natural, beautiful results that enhance her patients’ self-confidence and self-image.

Dr. Polacek is a board-certified plastic surgeon, has extensive training and has performed nearly 1000 breast augmentations, making her one of the busiest plastic surgeons in Rhode Island. Breast augmentation requires artistry and precision and Dr. Polacek works closely with each patient to achieve results that will make them feel feminine, sexy and incredibly confident.

What type of implant is right for me?

Saline and silicone implants are the two most widely available implants available, and at the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery we offer both. During your consultation, Dr. Polacek will help you understand the pros and cons of each implant and you can decide together which implant is right for you. While both saline and silicone implants have an outer silicone shell, the implants differ in material and consistency.

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Dr. Polacek will insert the empty implant through an incision and then fill the implant once it’s in place. Some patients prefer saline implants because in the rare event the implant does rupture, the salt water will simply become absorbed naturally by the body. Saline implants are available to women over the age of 18. Read more about saline breast implants on

Silicone breast implants are prefilled with silicone gel. Many women prefer silicone breast implants because they look and feel more natural, are more durable and have less chance of rippling. Silicone breast implants are available in our practice to women over the age of 22. Read more about silicone breast implants on


Breast implants come in four “profiles”: low profile, moderate profile, moderate plus profile, and high profile. Dr. Polacek will study your body type to recommend the right profile for you and your stature. During your consultation, we invite you to touch and sample all the implants to feel the difference. You can even try them on.

Should I consider my lifestyle when thinking about breast augmentation?


The short answer: Absolutely! Your lifestyle matters a lot when deciding on the right size, shape and type of implant for your breast augmentation. We’ve treated hundreds of athletes including marathoners, triathletes, dancers and bodybuilders but have kept in mind their active lifestyle when choosing an implant. So whether you enjoy marathon shopping or an actual marathon, Dr. Polacek will discuss your lifestyle to ensure we find the size that is perfect for your activity level.

What should I expect during my consultation?


During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Polacek will discuss your medical history, goals, expectations and any concerns you may have. She will explain the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative phases of surgery. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to see and even try on several different types of implants to help determine which implant is right for your body and lifestyle.

You can read more about breast augmentation surgery by visiting the breast augmentation page on our website. We also invite you to check out some of our breast augmentation results in our photo gallery and learn more about breast augmentation surgery by watching this video.  If you have any questions, we’re here to help and are happy to discuss any questions or concerns over the phone.  Please feel free to call 410-331-0202 to get your questions answered and to set up your complimentary consultation. Dr. Polacek and our staff work hard to make sure you are comfortable in our office and feel completely confident in your choice to have breast augmentation surgery.