Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach California

Breast augmentation is probably the one of most difficult and underestimated of all plastic surgical operations. It is a very commonly performed procedure. Women of all ages from teenagers to women in their 70’s are candidates for breast implant surgery. Needless to say, the younger patients are much more common patients for augmentation alone. Older patients typically must get a breast lift ( mastopexy ) in conjunction with a breast augmentation. One of the difficulties with this operation is that no two breasts are exactly alike; all women have slightly asymmetric breasts. They are asymmetric with respect to size, shape, position on the chest wall, nipple size and projection. It is the job of Dr Michael Bain to augment the breasts and improve the symmetry of the breasts in the process. This can be a challenge, especially when nipple position is very different.

Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure that involves the use of breast implants, both saline breast implants and silicone breast implants are available, to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. It is a common procedure among women who want to improve the size and shape of their breasts or restore fullness after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss.

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it is important for patients to have a thorough consultation with Michael Bain MD to discuss their goals and expectations for the plastic surgery procedure. The surgeon will assess the patient’s breast tissue, skin elasticity, and overall health to determine whether breast augmentation is the appropriate treatment.

There are several different types of breast implants that can be used in breast augmentation surgery, including saline implants, silicone implants, and gummy bear implants. The type of implant used will depend on the patient’s individual characteristics and the desired result. Round, smooth, textured, gel, are all options.

Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes one to two hours to complete. There are several different techniques that can be used for breast augmentation, including the periareolar technique, the inframammary technique, and the transaxillary technique. The technique used will depend on the patient’s individual characteristics and the desired result.

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The periareolar technique involves an incision made around the edge of the areola. This technique is suitable for patients with small breasts or minimal sagging and is not suitable for those with larger breasts or significant sagging.

The inframammary technique involves an incision made in the crease under the breast fold. This technique is suitable for patients with any size or shape of breast and allows for the most control over the size and shape of the implant.

The transaxillary technique involves an incision made in the armpit. This technique is suitable for patients with minimal sagging and allows for the least visible scarring.

Post Surgery – Recovery

After the cosmetic surgery procedure, the patient will need to wear a special surgical bra to support the breasts and promote healing. Pain, swelling, and bruising are common after breast augmentation surgery, and the patient may need to take pain medication and avoid certain activities for the first few weeks to allow the breasts to heal.

The results of breast augmentation surgery are typically long-lasting, although the implants may need to be replaced or removed at some point in the future due to complications or changes in the patient’s individual characteristics. To maintain the results of the procedure, patients should maintain a stable weight, avoid significant weight fluctuations, and protect their skin from the sun.

There are several potential risks and complications associated with a breast augmentation procedure, including scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and breast asymmetry. It is important for patients to discuss these risks with their breast augmentation surgeon and carefully follow their post-operative care instructions to minimize the risk of complications.

Overall, breast augmentation surgery can be a highly effective procedure for increasing the size, appearance and fullness of the breasts and improving their shape and symmetry. In addition to physical benefits, many patients report an improvement in their self-confidence and body image after the procedure. It is important for patients to thoroughly research and consider their options before deciding on breast augmentation surgery to ensure that it is the right choice for them. Schedule a consultation with this board certified plastic surgeon today.

Location of Scar

Incisions can be made under the breast, around the lower half of the nipple, in the arm-pit and in the belly-button. Dr. Bain is able to use any of these approaches. His preference is to not scar the breast and he has found the trans-axillary approach, or armpit incision to be a great way to do this. Dr. Bain prefers the armpit incision over the belly-button incision because it provides more control over the operation. The peri-areolar incision is also another method of a hidden scar that is on the breast itself at the interface with the areola and the breast, and you will see this as well in the following pages.

Saline vs Silicone

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater and are typically less expensive than silicone implants. They can be adjusted more easily after the procedure and have a lower risk of complications, such as leakage or rupture. However, saline implants may feel less natural and have a higher risk of rippling or wrinkling compared to silicone implants.

Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that is similar in consistency to human fat. They tend to look and feel more natural than saline implants and have a lower risk of rippling or wrinkling. However, silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants and have a higher risk of complications, such as leakage or rupture. If a silicone implant ruptures, it may not be immediately noticeable and may require additional surgery to remove or replace the implant.

Implant options. The two breast implant shapes are round and tear drop, also known as anatomical or contoured. Both saline and silicone breast implants come in a variety of sizes and profiles. One woman may choose a particular breast implant shape over another depending on her personal aesthetic preferences, preferred incision site, and implant placement. The decision is also influenced by her unique anatomy, which includes body type, sternum breadth, chest-wall form, and preexisting breast tissue. Both saline and silicone implants are safe and have been approved for use by the FDA. It is important for patients to discuss the pros and cons of each type of implant with their breast enlargement surgeon to determine which is the best option for their individual needs and goals.

Michael Bain MD offers other breast surgery procedures like liposuction, breast revision, facelift surgery, breast lift surgery, breast reduction, mommy makeover surgery, tummy tuck and breast reconstruction.

Are you a candidate for breast implant surgery? Schedule a consultation in our medical office for a breast augmentation in Newport Beach Ca with board certified plastic surgeon Michael Bain MD serving the Orange County CA area. For a natural look and feel call today. If you have questions about breast augmentation procedures, advantages and disadvantages of implants, treatment plan, profile, volume cost, rippled implants, scars, experience, breast pocket, discomfort, muscle, breast size and more, or other concerns talk to our doctor.

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