Whether you’re rocking an itty-bitty bikini or just a simple tee, feeling happy with your chest size and shape can make a huge difference in your overall confidence—which is why breast augmentation (or a “boob job”) is one of the most popular procedures in the world. At the Aesthetic Centers, we believe everyone should feel beautiful, and while there are things that you cannot do anything about, getting a safe, beautiful breast augmentation in Newport Beach is not one of them.
For many women, the biggest area of concern on their bodies is their breasts. Living in a beautiful, sunshine-filled state like California can create even more tension when it comes to the chest area, as well. The state is known for its hot sun, huge waves, skimpy clothes and well, let’s face it…beautiful women. Every woman wants to look and feel their best, especially on the beach and in a bathing suit in Southern California. Being able to fill out that bikini just so, is just one more added self-esteem boosting element to getting a breast augmentation.
Breast enhancement or breast augmentation surgery offers a unique opportunity to customize the shape of your breasts and to recreate the desired curvature of a feminine body. You may want to wear an outfit that reveals more cleavage, change your wardrobe style, or simply create the proper balance between your breasts and hips, and that’s where this procedure can perfectly come into play.
So what do you need to know about breast augmentation? The procedure is also known as augmentation mammoplasty, and its main goal is to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation surgery offers a unique opportunity to customize the shape of breasts and to recreate the desired curvature of a feminine body.
Breast implants come in many different types, and they may be placed through different incisions and in different locations. Once you have decided to undergo breast augmentation, there are three main choices to be made: incision location, implant type and size, and whether to place the implants above or below the muscle of the chest wall.
The choice of implant type, size, shape, and other features will be determined based on your breast anatomy, body type, and your desired increase in size. Your lifestyle, goals, personal preferences, and sound surgical judgment are also determining factors.
Our plastic surgeons will thoroughly discuss your options when considering the location of incisions, the size of implants, and the exact placement of implants. Such attention to detail will ensure that you are fully satisfied with the end result.
The Newport Beach Plastic Surgeons believe that understanding the breast anatomy and the changes that occur through aging, pregnancy, and weight loss are fundamental for achieving fuller breasts that are symmetrical, well-shaped, and well-positioned.
Don’t forget, breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures performed by our surgeons. Because of their exceptional skills in the breast enlargement procedure, the surgeons have developed a systematic approach to optimize your satisfaction and reduce the need for revisionary procedures following breast augmentation. This approach includes a thorough pre-operative evaluation, accurate pre-operative measurements and sizing, an emphasis on achieving a natural feel and appearance, and prevention of complications, such as implant migration and capsular contracture.
Many women want implants that provide the most “natural-looking” breast augmentation results during their initial consultation. Our certified surgeons will explain that there are two different natural breast implant options – silicone vs saline.
Feedback from some patients indicates silicone implants feel most realistic. Silicone implants are ready before surgery, and they don’t need to be filled, and therefore require a slightly larger incision than saline implants.
Saline-filled implants come in smooth and textured shells, can be round or teardrop-shaped and ruptures are easier and faster to detect. Both saline and silicone gel breast implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approval means that an implant has been rigorously researched and tested, and reviewed by an independent panel of physicians for safety.
Saline implants were more popular back in the 1990’s and 2000’s as there was a temporary ban on silicone implants in 1992. However, over 7 years ago, the FDA approved silicone implants for use by all women ages 22 and older, and for some women under 22 given reconstructive purposes, and since that time, more and more women are undergoing silicone breast augmentation.
There are several different companies that offer breast implants in the United States that include Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra; Allergan and Mentor offer both silicone and saline implants, and Sientra only offers silicone implants. All 3 of them have FDA approval to provide implants to the United States for different types of implants.
Find out more out the specific implants and each manufacturer, here.
Breast implants come in different brands, sizes, shapes, and textures; however, depending on various factors specific to the patient’s health, age, and personal goals, the doctor will decide (together with the patient) which breast implant option is best.
Adult women of any age can benefit greatly from breast enhancement. It is usually recommended, however, that a woman’s breasts are fully developed prior to placement of breast implants.
The best candidates for a breast augmentation procedure are those who have realistic expectations and a positive mindset. They should fully understand all aspects of the procedure and the factors that lie within it.
It is important that the patient is in good health standing with no underlying heart, lung, and neurological conditions. The ideal candidate for the surgery are individuals who wish to enhance the size of their breasts and are ready to dedicate a few weeks for post-operative care for the best breast results.
Breast enlargement recovery time varies from patient to patient. While some may heal quickly, others may have a longer period of recovery and healing. Pain and discomfort is expected for the first few weeks after surgery
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure. After an hour or two in the recovery room, you will be able to go home in the company of a friend or family member. When you wake up from your procedure, you will be in the recovery room and will be wearing a soft surgical bra or a sports bra.
Patients may need to refrain from work for up to two weeks to recover while others return within a week. This all depends on the type of workload and the patient’s healing progress. However, patients are prescribed pain medication to help manage any possible discomfort.
For a more detailed, day-to-day list of your surgical recovery process, click here.
More about Dr. Siamak Agha
Dr. Siamak Agha is a renowned breast surgeon who is pleased to perform breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and more at his Newport Beach practice in California. In addition, he is a top Newport Beach body contouring surgeon who performs procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction and mommy makeover. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact his practice at 949-537-2177.
More about Dr. Angela Champion
Dr. Angela Champion brings over 15 years of deep expertise in aesthetics, plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery to The Aesthetics Centers. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and graduate of the Department of Surgery University of Texas Medical Branch. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call 949-537-2177.