Breast augmentations are one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available, and the popularity shows no sign of falling. Many women want to achieve a more proportional breast projection for many reasons, and Pacific Center Plastic Surgery offers expert care for breast augmentations to the Huntington Beach area.
A breast augmentation uses an artificial implant placed within the breast to create extra volume and projection in the breast profile. Implants can be filled with saline or silicone, and each offers different benefits. While silicone implants may feel more natural, saline implants are safely absorbed into the body in the case of rupture and require a smaller incision. Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz can help you determine the best type of implant for your unique anatomy and aesthetic needs during your initial consultation in Huntington Beach.
Pacific Center Plastic Surgery’s expert medical staff can also help you determine the best incision for your breast augmentation procedure. The different types are:
- Peri-areolar, which is a full circle incision around the border of the areola, which hides the incision within the coloration. This incision is best for saline implants, as the incision is small and unobtrusive.
- Inframammary, which follows the horizontal breast crease underneath the breast. This is the most common type of incision and is most often used for silicone implants, as it allows for larger incisions that are well-hidden.
- Axillary, or within the armpit, which is the most well-hidden of incisions. However, this placement can be very difficult and requires a very skilled surgeon.
- Trans Umbilical, which uses a tiny incision in the belly button to create a tunnel through which the saline implant is placed with an endoscope.
Any patient in the Huntington Beach area who is unhappy with the projection and size of their breasts can consider a breast augmentation procedure. Patients must be able to undergo an invasive surgery and successfully heal from it, as well as follow care instructions from Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz. Patients should discuss their pregnancy and childbearing plans during their consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, as changes in the breast shape and size can affect the results.
After anesthesia is administered, a predetermined incision will be made and the specified implant is placed. Placement depends on many factors, and the implants can be placed on top of the chest muscle, under the muscle, or partially in between. The placement will produce different results, texture, and appearance, and Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz can help you determine the best option for your aesthetic goals during your consultation in Huntington Beach.
Rest and downtime will be most important to your recovery from a breast augmentation procedure in Huntington Beach. There will be pain and swelling for a few days to weeks afterward, but it can be managed with prescribed medications from Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz. You may be required to care for dressings or drains, as well as wear a compression “bra” for the duration of your recovery in order to aid blood flow and keep your new implants in the correct place. Try to avoid any heavy or extensive activity for a few weeks, but do resume your normal, low-effort activities as this will prevent clotting. Any additional instructions will be given to you by our highly-trained and compassionate medical staff to ensure you get the best possible results from your breast augmentation in Huntington Beach.
If you are in the Huntington Beach area and are considering a breast augmentation, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our world-class, board certified plastic surgeons, Doctors Nichter and Horowitz.