Breast augmentation enlarges your breasts, providing you with a fuller bustline that can give you the proportions you desire. Some women undergo the procedure to enhance their natural breasts, while others seek it after a mastectomy. At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we offer breast augmentation for qualified patients.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
What is breast augmentation, and how can it help enhance your look? Breast augmentation involves breast enlargement, usually with the help of implants. It’s a standard plastic surgery procedure that can dramatically change your appearance.
There are several ways to perform a breast augmentation. Some people prefer the look of implants, which are flexible pouches that contain either silicone or saline. The pockets are placed just in front of the chest wall, lifting the breasts and increasing their size.
A fat transfer breast augmentation doesn’t require implants. Instead, we remove fat from another body part, like your hips, stomach, or thighs, and inject it into your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentations are preferable to patients who don’t want to worry about caring for implants and want a more natural-looking result.
In some cases, we can combine implants and fat transfer. Combining both options, known as autologous breast augmentation, can help implants “sit” in the desired position along your bustline. We can combine a breast enlargement with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction or a breast lift, if you have multiple issues you’d like to address simultaneously.
What to Expect During a Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation starts with a visit to our office for a consultation. We’ll discuss your goals for the procedure and whether you’d like to combine it with other treatments. We’ll carefully evaluate your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery. If breast augmentation is right for you, we’ll discuss the various implants available and help you pick the best solution, given your expectations.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll arrive at our medical facility and come to one of our operating rooms. We’ll use general anesthesia so that you’re asleep during the entire procedure. If you prefer implants to enlarge your breasts, we’ll begin by making an incision in the desired location, which may be underneath the fold of your natural breast, around the nipple, or underneath the armpit. Next, we’ll insert and maneuver the implant to the correct position.
For patients who choose autologous breast augmentation, we’ll start by removing fat via liposuction from the selected area. Most people choose to remove fat from their stomachs or hips. Once we have the desired amount, we’ll insert the implants into the chest before injecting the area with the fat.
Some patients choose to undergo a breast lift and augmentation at the same time. A breast lift and augmentation simultaneously enhance the size of your breasts while also lifting them to achieve a more perky appearance.
A breast lift is helpful for patients experiencing some sagging due to natural aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Combining both procedures can provide dramatic results.
Most breast augmentations take less than a few hours to complete. However, if you’re combining multiple surgeries, your procedure may last a bit longer. Our team can advise you of the expected timeline for your treatment so you can prepare in advance.
Following a breast augmentation, you’ll need some downtime to recover. Most patients stay at home for at least a week afterward. After that, it’s usually okay to go back to work. However, you’ll want to avoid vigorous activities, like running or lifting weights, for at least a month.
During your consultation, we’ll explain how long you can expect recovery to take and how to care for your body during that period properly.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation offers several advantages that patients can look forward to.
Provides a Youthful Appearance
Life can undoubtedly take a toll on someone’s breasts. Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women find that their breasts lose their shape and begin to sag. Another issue that can cause breasts to change their shape is weight fluctuations. Losing or gaining a significant amount of weight can alter the structure of the breasts.
A breast augmentation can help restore the breasts to their original size or enhance them. The result is a nicely shaped bustline that can provide a more youthful look.
Restores Breasts Following a Mastectomy
A mastectomy, typically performed on women who develop breast cancer, can devastate a woman. Some mastectomies are performed only on one breast, which results in a misshapen bustline that may make it challenging to find fitting bras and shirts.
A breast augmentation can restore the appearance of your breasts, providing instant shape according to your preferences. It can also correct size imbalances between breasts, a common issue many women experience.
Offers Long-Lasting Results
The results from breast augmentation can last 10 years or longer. That’s quite a lengthy period to enjoy the fullness of your new breasts. Of course, you can always elect to reperform the procedure once your implants need to be replaced, extending the longevity of the treatment.
As a fully customizable procedure, you’re in control of the size of your new breasts and the implants you use. At Kadz Plastic Surgery, we’ll provide guidance based on our extensive experience performing breast augmentations, helping you select the correct size and materials for your body.
Experience the Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is often a life-changing procedure many women wish they had considered long ago. To learn if it’s the right solution for you, contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. We’ll happily prepare a customized treatment plan that suits your needs.