Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. The result is a more curvaceous, sexy bust line and a natural, sculpted look. If you are looking for an experienced plastic surgeon in Fullerton, Brentwood or Newport Beach to perform your breast augmentation, be sure to schedule a consultation at ASC Med Center.
During this outpatient procedure, saline-filled or silicone-gel-filled implants are carefully inserted either under or above the pectoral muscles. Once the implant is in place, the incision is stitched closed. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and it takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
During recovery, patients typically experience breast sensitivity, soreness and swelling. Most side effects subside as breasts heal, usually within 3-6 weeks.
* Results and patient experience may vary.
The two basic types of breast implants are saline-filled and silicone gel-filled solid silicone shells. Both have their pros and cons. Which type is best comes down to a matter of preference.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed by making small incisions in one of the four following locations:
Around the areola is the most commonly used incision site because it provides direct access to the breasts as well a natural border to disguise incision scars and can be used for any future breast surgery, such as a breast lift.
A pocket is made surgically under or above the muscle. Implant placement under the muscle results in a more natural look and feel and decreases the risk of infection and capsular contracture. A saline or silicone breast implant is carefully placed in the pocket (saline implants are then filled with sterile salt water), and the layers of breast tissue are meticulously closed.
Several factors come into play in determining the size of the implants to use in your breast augmentation procedure, including personal preference and body type. Generally, a larger implant size can be used on a patient who has sufficient excess skin or whose breast volume has decreased significantly.
Choosing the size of your implants is an important decision. If you are ready for a consultation, our knowledgeable plastic surgeon at ADV in Fullerton can discuss your options and help you determine the ideal implant size and shape to suit your anatomy, provide a balanced look, and achieve your personal aesthetic goals.