Breast augmentation enhances breast size and shape.

Breast augmentation is appropriate if one desires to enhance the size of small or asymmetrical breasts, or to restore volume and lift to the breasts after weight loss or pregnancy.

There are two primary types of implants: silicone or saline implants. Dr. Codner will present your choices for the type, size, shape and profile of each breast implant to achieve a natural-looking enhancement. Dr. Codner will take measurements to determine the best size for your frame. You may bring in photographs from the internet or a magazine to discuss your desired size.

The incisions through which implants are inserted, are inconspicuously placed under the breast, under the nipple and areola or in the underarm area (axilla). Placement options under or over the muscle will also be discussed with you during your consultation.

Generally outpatient, under general anesthesia, a breast augmentation may require an overnight stay when combined with other procedures.

Recovery depends on the extent of your breast augmentation. You can return to light activities within a day or two and full activities within 2-3 weeks. Patients are very satisfied with the results which are usually long term. Future changes in breast appearance may be due to weight change or pregnancy.

“I am delighted with the level of service and professionalism that you and your staff have so graciously provided during my stay. What you do for others is truly a gift, and I hope this note will serve as a lasting reminder of how you have positively touched the life of one more person. I wish you all the best as you continue on your journey.” Belina

Articles and Lectures

Chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, “Advances Over a Quarter Century of Breast Surgery,” Moderator, Augmentation; Moderator, Fat Injection Panel: Review of the Basic Science; Moderator, Advancements and Safety in Breast Surgery; Atlanta, GA, 2009.

Chairman, Breast Surgery Symposium, “New Solutions, New Problems,” Moderator, Live Surgery, Moderator, New Solution in Breast Surgery; Moderator, Panel: New Solutions/New Problems; Narrator of Video, Breast Augmentation Transaxillary Endoscopic with Gel Implant; Atlanta, GA, 2008.

Transaxillary Endoscopic Augmentation with Silicone Implants, Vail, CO, 2008.

Chairman, Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery, New Ideas and Innovations, Moderator: Correction of Breast Augmentation Complications, Vail, CO, 2006.

Correction of Complications Following Breast Augmentation, Mediterranean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Nice, France, 2005.

Correction of Breast Augmentation Complications, Columbia Panama Symposium, Panama, 2004.

Minimizing Complications of Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Curitiba, Brazil, 2003.


Codner, MA. Good Decisions Lower Augmentation Risks. Cosmetic Surgery Times, January 2002.

Codner, MA, A Cohen, and TR Hester. Breast Augmentation – Complications and Prevention. Clinical Plastic Surgery, 28 (3): 587-596, 2001.


Codner, MA, and S Pacella, “The Transaxillary Approach to Breast Augmentation” In S. Spear (eds.). Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Edinburgh: Elsevier. 2008.