If you are considering breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, you are not alone. Many women of all ages go this route to enhance their busts. If you aren’t happy with your figure the way it is, implants are a popular approach to give you the kind of curves you want to see. Before you have your surgery, you’ll need to do some research. You need to figure out what kind of implants are best for you. You can choose from saline or silicone implants. Learn more about your options at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills before you go for your breast augmentation consult. Why Consider Saline Implants? Saline and silicone implants both begin with a silicone shell. The difference is in what is used to fill the implants. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution. The solution is added after your implants have been inserted into your breasts. This type of implant offers you more flexibility in cup size. Our surgeon can give you larger breasts by adding as much fluid as you want. If you change your mind in time, our surgeon can go back and drain some of the fluid. Saline implants can give you the same cup size as silicone implants. If you experience a leak, the fluid will be naturally absorbed by your body without posing a risk to you. Why Consider Silicone Implants? Silicone implants are filled with silicone, a gel that is thicker than saline. It has a firmer texture. This type of implant will feel more like the real thing. However, you will have to have them removed if you don’t like the size of your implants. If you experience a leak, it could be riskier. Silicone could travel to other parts of your body. What about Gummy Bear Implants? Gummy bear implants offer you another alternative if you want to go the silicone route. They are shaped like tear drops. They are made from silicone gel that is thicker and cohesive. They will maintain their shape regardless of what you are doing. If you are lying down or standing up, your breasts will remain perky and full. How Long Do Breast Implants Last? While your breast implants could last up to 20 years, a general rule of thumb is 10 years for either type of implant. They will wear out over time. As you consider which type of implant you want, you need to think about long-term results. If you don’t plan on going through implant surgery again, you may want to think about other options. You can wear padded bras for a temporary boost in size. A fat transfer offers you a permanent way to increase your bust size. You’ll get results that feel and look natural. The only problem is you can only go up about a cup size with this procedure. You will also have less control over the shape of your breasts after injections. Implants give you more reliable results. Either Type of Implant Can Result in Capsular Contracture Capsular contracture is a complication that could affect your results after breast implant surgery. A band of scar tissue may form around your implants. This scar tissue can make your implants shift. If this happens, you will need revision surgery to improve the appearance of your bust. You May Benefit from a Breast Lift as Well Many women choose breast augmentation to get the bust of their dreams. If you are looking for more volume and your breasts are sagging, a breast lift can be combined with breast implant surgery. Our surgeon can insert your implants, trim away loose skin, and shift your nipples to a higher position. In the end, you can get results that make your breasts look like they have had a complete transformation. Age is a Factor When You are Thinking about Implants As you consider getting saline or silicone implants, you need to look at your age. From the age of 18 to 22, you can only get saline implants. You’ll need to wait until your 22nd birthday to get silicone. Are You Prepared for a Larger Bust? Before you choose silicone or saline implants, you need to be sure this is what you want. You shouldn’t rush into any type of plastic surgery. This needs to be something you are doing for your own benefit. Our plastic surgeon can assist you by offering you gel inserts of various sizes to wear. Try several to see which size makes you happiest. Wear different outfits to see the difference a larger bust will make. If you can’t make up your mind about how large you want to go, saline could be the right choice for you. You can always change the amount of saline in your implants if you want more or less volume. What are Common Reasons Women Choose Breast Augmentation? Most people think that getting a large bust is the only reason women choose to have breast augmentation. However, there is more to it. You may want a modest bust that gives you more curves because your breasts have always been small. You don’t have to have overdone results to enhance your body. You can also undergo breast augmentation in order to correct asymmetry in your breasts. Saline and Silicone Implants Can Help You After Weight Loss If you have been on a diet and dropped a large amount of weight, there are two places where it will be really noticeable. People will see how thin your face is right away. You may also feel like your bust did a disappearing act. You can give your breasts more volume while the rest of your body is trimmed down. Choose Breast Implants When Your Fitness Regimen Has Worked Off Your Bust If you are an athlete and you do a great deal of strength training, there is a good chance you don’t have a noticeable bust. Intense exercise can burn off the fat in your breasts. Muscle toning can tighten up everything else to the point that your chest is flat or your breasts are extremely small. Implants can help you to have more confidence in your bust. Either Type of Implant Can Help You When You are Getting Older As you get older, your body is going to go through many changes. Many women see a decrease in bust size when they are nearing menopause. The pull of gravity can take away their perkiness. Implants can help you to make your breasts look younger. Think about Saline or Silicone Implants After Children Every woman knows that her breasts will get larger when she is going to have a baby. This usually continues during the breastfeeding stage as well. Once this phase is over, a woman’s breasts tend to become smaller. If you have noticed that your breasts are not what they used to be before motherhood, you can get back what you once had with the right cup size. Give Yourself a Symmetrical Bust It’s common for a woman to notice a minor difference in the size of each breast. In some cases, the difference can be extreme. A bra is the only way to make an asymmetrical bust look uniform. Our plastic surgeon can address this issue by using implants to make your breasts look like they match. The Same Type of Procedure is Used for Either Type of Implant Once you choose what of implant you want, our surgeon will take the same steps to perform the procedure. You’ll need to specify where you want your incisions. If you don’t want them in your breasts, our surgeon can go through your armpits to insert your implants. Otherwise, the crease under your breasts is a good place for an incision because it is hidden. Many women choose to have their incisions around their areolas. Our surgeon will place your implants above or below your pectoral muscles. It will depend on your build to determine which placement will make your breasts look their best. You’ll Go Through the Same Recovery Process for Saline or Silicone Implants Any type of breast implant surgery means going through a healing process. If you make incisions in your breasts, you will need to give yourself adequate recovery type. Our plastic surgeon will give you a special bra that gives your bust extra support. It also acts like a compression garment. You’ll experience less movement and swelling when you wear it as directed. It can also help you to keep your swelling down. You may have drains placed in your breasts for a few days following surgery to address any buildup of fluids or blood. Our surgeon will explain the best way to take care of your incision areas. You’ll want to look for redness or any other concerns. You will need to avoid any exertion that puts strain on your breasts, including lifting. Give yourself at least a week off from work. If your job requires physical activity, you may need to ask for more time or light duty. Our surgeon will have you come in to check your progress while you are recovering. You’ll be advised when you can get back to your normal routines. You’ll see swelling at first. In the weeks following your procedure, your swelling will begin to minimize. You’ll have tenderness in the beginning as well. However, your new bust will be worth it. Talk to Our Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon about Saline or Silicone Implants Are you ready to talk about breast implants with our plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills? If so, feel free to contact us today to schedule your consultation at Kadz Plastic Surgery. Our surgeon will talk to you about your motivation for breast augmentation. Your health history and current health will be important factors to ensure you are a candidate. If you are, your surgeon can help you to choose the right implants for you.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures done in the United States. Every year the number of women having the surgery increases. There are several options and features about breast enhancement that may be confusing because each woman has personal expectations and all procedures are not the same. When you consult our Beverly Hills specialist you can ask your questions and learn about your options to have the figure you want. It is important that you understand your motives for breast augmentation and are making a decision based on your expectations and not because someone else is pressuring you to change your appearance. Know Your Options The results you want will require you to make certain decisions before the surgery can begin. Our specialist will help you make the best choices for you to achieve you to be satisfied with the results. The main choices are: • Saline, silicone, or Gummy Bear • Size • Type of incision • Shape • The texture of the implant surface Saline, Silicone, or Gummy Bear Saline and silicone are the two types of breast implants. Saline implants contain salt water that our surgeon fills after the shell has been placed. This method allows our surgeon to place the shell in the exact position to achieve the outcome you want. The incision for saline implants is slightly smaller than what is required for silicone implants. Silicone implants use a silicone gel to fill the shell. The gel has been created to closely resemble how human fat feels. Many people think silicone implants look more natural than saline, but there is no research done on this. The implant is already filled when it is placed in the body. Another type of implant is new. It is called a cohesive-gel implant and filled with a gel that is thicker than conventional silicone implants. The shell and gel were designed to mimic the shape and slope of a natural breast. Also called Gummy Bear Implants because of the resemblance to the candy, these are used more often for people who want larger breasts. The gel maintains its shape better and feels firmer than silicone or saline implants, but it requires a larger incision. Size Many women choose breast augmentation in Beverly Hills because they want a larger breast size. They prefer to get the enhanced appearance without looking unnatural. Breast implants are measured from 200cc to 600cc. The size you choose may depend on your anatomy, height, and the degree of naturalness you desire. To help you choose the best size for your figure we have different implant sizes that you can try on. This will give you an idea of how you will look for different sizes. We will also show you several before and after photos of people with a similar build as you. The aim is to have larger breasts without looking unnaturally large. Type of Incision We offer the four types of incisions for breast augmentation. Transaxillary – this incision is made in the armpit and leaves a very small scar that is virtually impossible to see. We may or may not use an endoscope during the surgery. The incision is made in the fold of the armpit and the implant is worked into place. This procedure takes longer than the others and is only used for saline implants because the access to the breast is so narrow, a pre-filled implant will not fit. Inframammary – this incision is made at the bottom of the breast where it connects with the chest wall. The implant can be inserted through the cut below or above the muscle. This incision allows for the easiest positioning of the implant. The scar is under the breast and not easy to see. Peri-areolar – the incision is cut at the lower side of the areolar, the area around the nipple. This helps hide the scar. It is the most common incision requested. It allows the implant to be placed above or below the pectoral muscles and is suitable for both saline and silicone implants. When the implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle, it may look more natural because it is covered by both the muscle and breast tissue. Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) – this incision is made at the navel. The implant is then moved from the navel to the proper position. There is no scar near the breasts. This method is only used for saline implants because the shell is unfilled and easier to position. In this incision, and the transaxillary the cigar-shaped shell is filled with saline solution after it is put in place. Shape You have two options for shape. Anatomical most resembles the natural breast shape and round implants that have a symmetrical shape. There is a myth that round implants look unnatural and only anatomical implants look natural. This is a false conception as the round implants take on the natural shape of the breast once they are positioned. We will help you select the best shape for your anatomy and that works with the type of incision you choose. Anatomical breast implants also called contoured breast implants were designed for breast reconstruction after breast removal surgery or an injury. They have an oval appearance when seen from the front and appear bottom heavy when seen from the side. If by any chance, the implant shifts position, anatomical breast implants may look asymmetrical. But, Anatomical breast implants are textured and have a lower risk of shifting than smooth implants. They were designed to help prevent capsular contracture, a condition that develops in some women. Scar tissue forms around the implant and may squeeze it out of shape. The Texture of the Implant Surface Breast implants may have a smooth surface or a textured surface. Smooth implants may be more prone to displacement and textured implants may hold their position better. However, smooth implants may last longer. The shell of textured implants is a bit thicker than the smooth ones, so they tend to feel firmer. What to Expect Once you have learned your options for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, you can begin to prepare for the surgery. Our surgeon will evaluate your overall health and make sure you have realistic expectations for the outcome. You should have good overall health and be at a stable, healthy weight. We will complete the required lab tests and any other diagnostic test needed. You need to wait for three to six months after breastfeeding because your breasts change during that time and they need a few months to relax into a stable position before the surgeon can determine how best to reshape them. You need to have an empty stomach for the surgery so don’t eat anything for at least eight hours before the procedure. We will give detailed instructions on how to prepare before the surgery. Our specialist will give you detailed instructions regarding any medications you are taking including herbal medications and dietary supplements. You will need to stop drinking alcohol for one week before the surgery, and if you smoke you must stop all nicotine products for two to four weeks before and after the surgery. Smoking inhibits tissue healing and can have a very damaging effect on your recovery as well as increase the risk of infection. This may be a good time to quit altogether. If you take any blood thinners such as ibuprofen or aspirin or supplements that include Omega-3, fish oil, vitamin E or garlic, you need to stop at least two weeks before the surgery. After the surgery, we will help you every step of the way through your recovery period. You will need to request time off work if applicable and spend your recovery time relaxing. Someone should drive you to and from the surgery and stay with you for at least the first 48 hours including overnight. We recommend that you prepare meals in advance if there is no one to cook for you and take care of other household work before the surgery because you will not be doing it afterward. If you have young children or pets that need regular walking, you will need someone to help because you cannot lift a child, dog or anything else over five to 10 pounds for a few weeks. We also recommend you buy some soft sports bras that do not have wires and have a recliner or bed with pillows where you are comfortable. You will need your phone, medications, remote control for the TV or music, tissues, water and a wastebasket close to your bed. There are many reasons why women want breast augmentation in Beverly Hills. They may not like the size or shape of their breasts or they may have had several children and need to redefine their breasts. Injury or surgery may have damaged their breasts and they need reconstruction. Whatever your reasons for wanting breast augmentation, visit our specialist at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to learn your options and get your questions answered. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!