Breast Augmentation in
WHY BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Year after year statistical reporting shows breast augmentation as the #1 cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States, and this doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon.
For Orange County and Los Angeles women who are unhappy with their breast shape or size, want to improve body image, or want to look better in clothes and/or their bathing suit, breast augmentation can be a wonderful solution. A positive impression of one’s body image is important to many women, and breast augmentation may aid in offering a more proportional breast size and shape as well as in improving self-confidence.
Newport Beach Breast augmentation plastic surgery is performed to enhance a woman’s breast size and shape due to lack of development, congenital abnormalities, changes or asymmetries following aging, weight loss, and/or pregnancy. In addition, there may be other reasons for wanting breast implants.. For example, some women have a nice breast shape or size, but simply want to be larger. Other women choose to have breast augmentation to increase their earning potential at work. The Pacific Center Plastic Surgery frequently assists women with breast augmentation who work in the entertainment industry. Whether someone is a model, actress, musician, spokesperson, or exotic dancer, having larger breasts can improve their popularity, which in turn makes them more money.
Breast Augmentation Results
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Any women desiring breast augmentation surgery in Newport Beach is a candidate as long as there are no health problems present which would preclude her from having surgery. If the desired goal is to enhance or restore size and shape or to improve asymmetry, breast augmentation is a viable option. Breast augmentation can improve a body image, self-esteem, self-concept, and quality of life.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION IN NEWPORT BEACH
- Desire larger, shapelier breasts.
- Moderate degree of breast sag and smaller breasts, whose problem can be solved by enlargement.
- One breast that is noticeably smaller or is positioned differently than the other (asymmetry).
- Uneven chest wall or rib cage.
- Women requiring breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
- Restore breast volume or shape following pregnancy, breast feeding and/or weight loss.
ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
There are several choices a woman must make once the decision has been made to move forward with having breast augmentation with breast implants. These choices include: Implant type, implant size, implant profile, incision location, and implant placement.
Saline Implants At-A-Glance
Silicone Implants At-A-Glance
Sientra Breast Implants™ At-A-Glance
The Ideal Implant™ At-A-Glance
Dr. Nichter on The Ideal Implant™
With three different implant types offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, there are also choices when it comes to size, shape, and profile. This will be discussed in full detail at your breast augmentation consultation at our Orange County office.
BREAST AUGMENTATION INCISIONS
There are four (4) common incision sites
Areola (peri-areolar) – A full circle incision made along the border of the areola. Heals very well. May be associated with an increased likelihood of inability to successfully breast-feed, as compared to the other incision sites and has an increased risk of capsular contracture (hardening of implant). This incision option is ideal for saline implant placement. Saline implants require a smaller incision because they are not filled until they are inside the body
Breast Fold (inframammary) – A horizontal incision made in the breast crease at the bottom of the breast. Incision is very well hidden. Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter prefer this incision for silicone implants when women already have a breast that falls over the fold. A very tiny incision can be used here for saline implants. This is the most common and recommended site for silicone implant placement due to the need for a longer incision to accommodate the size of the implant. Silicone implants come pre-filled, so they are full size at the time of placement.
Armpit (axillary) – Not as common. Incision hard to see. Must be performed by a well-qualified breast augmentation surgeon only. Special training, experience, and equipment may be required for this procedure. It has an increased risk of capsular contracture (hardening of implant).
Belly Button (TUBA) – Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation is a common method we currently use for saline implants. The results are excellent and only a tiny incision in the belly button is required. Only saline implants can be inserted by this method. Incision is very well hidden. Must be performed by a breast augmentation surgeon who performs this often. Special training, experience, and equipment are required.
If the incision is made through the umbilicus or under the arm, the surgeon will create a soft tissue tunnel to insert the implant into its “pocket” for the breast implant (endoscopic method). Depending on location, existing scars on the breast or abdomen can be used as an insertion site.
BREAST IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Under the Muscle (sub-muscular)
Over the Muscle (sub-glandular)
Breast augmentation with mastopexy
OTHER IMPORTANT BREAST AUGMENTATION INFORMATION
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS
1) No Surgery – While the benefits of breast augmentation have been mentioned above, there is always the option to NOT have surgery. You should understand what breast augmentation with breast implants can and cannot do for you. While breast augmentation can improve self-esteem and self-confidence, surgery is never an option for trying to fulfill deeper emotional issues.
2) Natural Breast Enhancement (fat transfer breast augmentation) – We offer augmentation using your own fat to add volume and improve breast shape. This procedure can also sometimes be done under local anesthesia vs. general anesthesia and requires less recovery time.
3) Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants – The benefits and procedure details have been listed above.
When deciding to have surgery, you should be comfortable with your doctor and his staff members. You should be confident that all your questions have been answered in a manner that you understand. You should understand what breast augmentation can do for you and what it cannot do. You should be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Instructions
Prior to Surgery
After Breast Augmentation Surgery
UNDERSTANDING THE HEALING PROCESS
HEALING OF SENSORY NERVES
SHAPE AND CONTOUR
SELECTING A PLASTIC SURGEON
When you have breast augmentation performed by a plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery you greatly improve your chances of getting the result you want without the need for a revision surgery. It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience with breast augmentation and the incision type, implant placement, and implant type. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery, such as Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter, are suitable to perform your breast augmentation in Newport Beach. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeon’s actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.