Many women wish they could change one or more things about their breasts. Whether it’s the size, shape, texture, or profile that you’re interested in altering, we can address all of your concerns at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
Keep reading to learn if breast augmentation surgery might be the right choice for you.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, known colloquially as a “boob job,” is a plastic surgery procedure to increase the size and fullness of the breasts. It is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and addresses several common breast-related concerns.
During this surgery, we make two small incisions and place the proper implants to achieve the specific results you’re looking for.
Types of Breast Implants
When thinking about breast implants, there’s more to consider than just size. There are three main types of breast implants to choose from, and each one comes in various sizes and profiles. The main difference among implant types is what material they’re filled with and how they feel to the touch.
Saline implants are made from a silicone shell, which is placed in your breast and then filled with a predetermined amount of saline solution. This type of implant usually provides a firm, round appearance that’s ideal for women who want to restore volume to their upper breast area.
Another advantage of saline implants is that in the event of a rupture — which is rare — your body will safely reabsorb the sterile saline solution.
Like saline implants, silicone implants also have an outer shell made of silicone. However, this type of implant is filled with silicone gel before the surgeon places it under your skin. Many people find that silicone implants are softer than saline implants and look and feel a little more like real breasts.
Gummy bear implants are a specialized type of silicone implants that provide a natural-looking middle ground between saline and silicone. They are filled with a thicker gel than regular silicone implants, which gives them a slightly firmer feel. But they are still softer and yield to touch more than saline implants.
Gummy bear implants are said to closely resemble the look and feel of the full, natural breasts of a younger woman. In addition, gummy bear implants are known for holding their shape for many years.
Which Implant Size and Type Are Right for Me?
The implant size and type that are right for you will depend on several factors, including your frame and what kind of profile you’re hoping to achieve. For example, if you want subtle, natural-looking results, we might recommend a small teardrop implant that will add a little volume and create a natural body shape.
We will discuss your concerns and assess your condition when you come in for a consultation. We’ll also help you determine which implants are right for you.
How Are Breast Implants Placed?
Whichever type of implant you choose, we will have to make two incisions to place them properly — one for each breast. There are three different types of incisions we can make during breast augmentation surgery.
Each incision requires a slightly different placement, but regardless of incision type, our high degree of precision and skill allows for minimal and discreet scarring that won’t distract from the final results.
A transaxillary incision is a small incision — about one inch long — made in a hidden location under your arm. This type of incision follows the natural curves of your armpits and stays out of sight after surgery.
A transaxillary incision is ideal for individuals getting saline implants or small silicone implants. However, the surgeon cannot properly place larger silicone implants using this incision technique.
A periareolar incision is one that follows the natural border of your areola. By placing the incision here, the scarring is easily disguised by the natural change in color and texture around the border of your areola. This type of incision gives the surgeon direct access to the breast tissue and allows for precise placement of the saline implants.
Like the transaxillary incision, a periareolar incision is not large enough for silicone or gummy bear implants.
The inframammary approach involves a larger incision directly below the breast. This allows us to access the breast tissue and muscle to properly place silicone and gummy bear implants. Despite being a larger incision, the surgeon can still easily conceal it in the breast fold.
What Can Breast Augmentation Surgery Do for You?
Many people think the sole purpose of breast augmentation surgery is to create a larger bust. But this isn’t necessarily true. Although breast augmentation does increase the size of your breasts, it can also correct the age, weight, and hormone-related changes that your breasts have undergone.
Some reasons people choose to get breast augmentation surgery include:
- Enhancing naturally small breasts
- Restoring volume loss after pregnancy or weight loss
- Correcting asymmetrical breasts
- Reconstructing breasts after a mastectomy
- Providing a subtle, natural lift
No matter what kind of results you’re hoping to achieve, we are eager to help you get the bustline of your dreams.
Top Surgeon for Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills
At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we take an individualized approach to breast augmentation. That’s why you must come in for a consultation, where we’ll discuss your concerns, review your medical history, and design the perfect treatment plan for you.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with the top plastic surgery team in Beverly Hills.