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Breast Augmentation

The “perfect” pair of breasts is different for each woman, and no one can decide what that looks like for you except for yourself. No matter what your reasons are for considering breast surgery or what goals you want to achieve, the board-certified surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery are here to help you every step of the way.


What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that can enhance or improve the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for your breast procedure.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that can deliver life-changing improvements to your self-confidence. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, we’ve helped thousands of patients enhance the size and shape of their breasts with breast augmentation. Our award-winning board-certified plastic surgeons aim to deliver our breast augmentation patients the highest-quality care, from consultation to post-op. We also offer financing options to help make your procedure as accessible and affordable as possible.

With various techniques and implants to choose from, breast augmentation has become more customizable than ever. This allows you to pick the implant material, shape, size, and more to meet your unique concerns and goals. If you’re not sure exactly what you want, don’t worry! Our team of experts is here to help guide you through the decision-making process. 

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Breast implants can add significant volume to the breasts and improve asymmetry. There are two main types of breast implants to choose from: silicone and saline. Silicone implants are a more cohesive material, closely mimicking the natural breast tissue. Saline implants contain sterile salt water and have their own benefits, including the option for greater increased volume.

Sientra Implants
Sientra implants are made of High-Strength Cohesive (HSC) silicone gel and are FDA-approved. HSC gel is designed to maintain its shape and structure, reducing the risk of implant rupture. These implants are available in both round and anatomical (teardrop) shapes, as well as various profiles. Depending on your goals, you can also choose between smooth and textured Sientra implants.

Allergan Implants
Allergan’s Natrelle® implants are made with soft, cohesive silicone gel. With the largest selection of implants, Allergan offers numerous sizes, profiles, and gel options.

Mentor® Implants
Mentor® has silicone and saline breast implants. Their MemoryGel® implants are made with cohesive silicone gel for a soft, natural look and feel, while saline implants feel firmer and can be inserted with smaller incisions. The Mentor® SPECTRUM™ implant is also adjustable in size for up to six months after implantation.

For women seeking breast enhancement with subtle, natural-looking results, our California Breast Lift® uses fat grafting to increase volume with the patient’s own fat. Your surgeon will use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from another area of your body, purify it, and then inject it into your breasts for improved shape and size.

Fat transfer breast augmentation requires smaller incisions and avoids the potential complications associated with breast implants. It also has the added benefit of reducing fat in unwanted areas, such as the abdomen or thighs. The California Breast Lift® is exclusively offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, giving patients a more natural option for subtle breast augmentation.

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Our expert plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation with general anesthesia for your comfort. Your surgeon will carefully place your incisions to minimize scarring based on your personal treatment plan and the type of implant used.

Breast augmentation can be performed with a breast lift or nipple correction for optimal improvements. The surgery is also often a component of a mommy makeover, which may also include surgeries like liposuction and a tummy tuck for an all-in-one recovery. 

The surgical techniques used for your breast enhancement surgery will depend on your specific breast concerns. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, our plastic surgeons may discuss the following options for you to choose from:

Standard Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is most often performed with incisions around the areola, in the crease under the breast, or both. These techniques often offer the best access for your surgeon to strategically place silicone, saline, or structured saline implants. The incision scars will fade over time and should be mostly hidden by the more pigmented skin of the areola or within the breast crease.

The two primary methods of standard breast augmentation are periareolar and inframammary. A periareolar technique involves an incision along the outer edge of the areola, where it is inconspicuous in the darker skin and texture of the areola border. An inframammary incision is made in the fold where the base of the breast meets the chest wall.

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

During a transaxillary breast augmentation, your surgeon will use an armpit incision to minimize scarring. They can then use an endoscope to precisely place the implants without having to make incisions on the breasts. The scars will be well hidden in the natural folds under your arms.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation

Transumbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA, uses a belly button incision to insert breast implants. This technique can only be done with saline implants. Sometimes referred to as scarless breast augmentation, the benefit of TUBA is that the incision is hidden in the belly button.

Transabdominal Breast Augmentation

If you’re having breast augmentation in combination with a tummy tuck or as part of a mommy makeover, your surgeon may use the abdominoplasty incision to also place your implants, reducing overall scarring. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made along your bikini line, which can also be used to perform transabdominal breast augmentation and avoid any scars near your breasts. Like TUBA, this technique is limited to saline implants.

Natural Fat Transfer: California Breast Lift®

Implants aren’t your only option when it comes to enhancing your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation is a more natural alternative to implants. This procedure removes unwanted fat from other areas of your body, like the abdomen, back, or thighs. Next, your surgeon will inject this fat into the breast mound to add subtle volume and improve the shape, symmetry, and overall breast contours. Offered exclusively at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, our natural breast lift technique provides the slimming benefits of liposuction combined with beautiful breast enhancement.

On average, breast augmentation recovery takes about four to six weeks. However, everyone’s healing process is different, and your recovery time will also depend on the technique used for your breast augmentation. We recommend taking it easy for one to two weeks, and you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for approximately six weeks while your body heals. These activities can be resumed once you are cleared by your surgeon.

During this time, you can expect some swelling, bruising, tightness, and general discomfort. You can manage these symptoms with pain relievers and by wearing your compression garments as directed.

Seeing your complete breast augmentation results may take some time while the swelling subsides. It is normal for your breast implants to sit higher on your chest after surgery. However, they should gradually settle over the next few months. You may also experience breast asymmetry at first, as the breasts may heal at different rates. 

After about three months, you should begin to see the results of your procedure with improved size, shape, and symmetry. Many of our patients report feeling more confident in bathing suits and form-fitting or revealing clothing.  

Although breast implants aren’t permanent, they are long-lasting. We recommend that patients replace their silicone implants about 8-10 years after breast augmentation to avoid rupture.  

You may only need to replace saline implants if they start to leak. If you are concerned about leakage, remember that these implants only contain saline, which your body naturally absorbs. If your implants do deflate, the difference should be visible, so you don’t need to worry about a “silent rupture” with saline implants. 

Breast augmentation can be a great solution to enhance the appearance of your breasts and boost your confidence. Ideal candidates are healthy adults with realistic expectations for the procedure. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have breast augmentation. 

Since there are so many types of breast augmentation procedures, the cost varies greatly and is also influenced by factors like your geographic location and your provider’s experience. The national average cost of breast augmentation is $8,000-$10,000, but this does not include all associated expenses, such as anesthesia and facility fees, or the material cost of the implants.

This is only a rough estimate, and your actual cost will be based on your unique procedure and its complexity. Certain types of implants may be more expensive than others. Breast augmentation that is combined with additional procedures, such as liposuction for breast fat transfer, may also cost more. For an accurate estimate, we encourage you to request a consultation with one of our Newport Beach surgeons.

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about breast augmentation and the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.

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