What is a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
Breast augmentation involves adding volume to the breast with silicone or saline breast implants. Beyond enhancing breast size, breast augmentation is useful for correcting, restoring breast volume after pregnancy, and shaping fuller, rounder and perkier breasts. For those who have lost breast volume or who have undesired droopiness, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Benefits
If you’re unsatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts, then you may want to consider a breast augmentation procedure. For some, the size and shape of their implants can have a dramatic impact on one’s self-esteem. When you imagine a new look you’d like to have, you may also think about the boost to your self-image and self-confidence that would come with an enhanced breast size.
Breast implants are the most effective way to give the breast profile a curvaceous, feminine shape. They can also help to improve the symmetry of your breasts. After having breast augmentation, you will find that new types of clothing that did not fit your previous frame now look much better on your body shape. You may also notice that new professional and social opportunities have opened up to you. During your consultation, your doctor will spend time learning your needs, desires and expectations so that he can make his recommendations to help you achieve the best and safest result for you as his patient.
Breast Implant Options
Being committed to the highest standards in safety in all aspects of our practice, we offer Mentor®, Allergan® and Sientra® Saline & Silicone implant options and much more for our patients. These brands boast years of implant manufacturing, research and testing.
Silicone implants are the most popular choice. They have a denser texture that other implants, which allows them to look and feel more like real human fat and tissue. Silicone implants come in two main shapes: round and teardrop.
Saline implants are the safest choice because they contain sterile salt water. They can be filled with this solution after being placed in your breasts, for an easier insertion process. They only come in round shape.
Round implants give fullness to both the upper and lower portions of the breast. They create more cleavage, which is ideal for exaggerating the silhouette or looking good in certain types of clothing. They tend to be less expensive than teardrop implants.
All implants come in a wide range of sizes. Ultimately, it is your decision how large you want your breasts to be. Some women prefer a modest enhancement with smaller implants, while others choose a more exaggerated profile with larger implants. For natural-looking breasts, the key is to choose implants that are proportionate to and perhaps slightly bigger than the frame of your body. Your doctor can show you how you will look with different sizes to help you make a decision that will make you most happy.
Implant Placement Options
Implants can be placed either in front of or under the musculature in your chest. Subglandular placement puts the implant between the breast tissue and the chest muscle. Submuscular puts the implants beneath the muscle. Your doctor can discuss the advantages of each type during a consultation.
The goal of breast augmentation is to enhance the size of the breasts. Some women wish to address the sagging of their breasts in addition to increasing the size, but breast augmentation alone will not correct droopiness. Fortunately, your doctor can combine breast augmentation with breast lift to improve the size and elevation of your breasts.
You may also decide that you would like to combine breast augmentation with a body procedure such as a tummy tuck or liposuction that enhances your physique for a more complete transformation. We can schedule multiple procedures for the same day so that you can save time and money and overlap the recovery periods.
Breast Implant Recovery
Breast augmentation surgery requires just a short outpatient surgery and a few days away from your normal activities, while providing you with the shape you’ve been longing for.
Request a consultation for breast augmentation in San Diego today to take the first step toward realizing your dream. Call 858-633-7546. If you have any questions about Financing your Breast Augmentation procedure, please visit our financing page.
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- Dr. Chacon specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, nose, breast, and body.
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