Enlargement of small or underdeveloped breasts by the surgical insertion of a silicone or saline implant. Surgery done on an out-patient basis, under local anesthesia.

-Candidates: Women who have small, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased.

-The downside: Barely visible scars; minimal swelling and discoloration that should disappear shortly after surgery.

-Possible complication: Fibrous tissue growth around the implants can cause a painful hardening of the breast.