If you’re tired of wearing push-up bras or adding extra padding to make your chest appear larger, we can help you get the real thing with breast augmentation. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer this enhancement procedure so that you can increase your confidence, get rid of your push-up bras, and finally achieve your dream breasts.
What Are the Requirements for Breast Augmentation?
There are some requirements that patients must meet to qualify for this procedure. We will determine your eligibility for treatment during your initial consultation, where we will learn more about your goals and what you want to change or improve about your breasts. We will also ask some questions about your medical history to ensure that you are in good health and then move forward with the process by designing your treatment plan.
You Are in Good Health
One of the most important requirements for any surgical procedure, elective or necessary, is that you are in good health. Being in good health is essential to both the procedure and your ability to recover quickly. Patients should be non-smokers, and if they are smokers, they should stop and, if possible, attempt to quit well before their scheduled procedure.
Smoking can affect the success of any surgical procedure, as well as the outcome and the recovery. It’s important that you avoid and quit smoking if possible to ensure the best results. Additionally, it’s important that you make us aware of any underlying health conditions that affect you so that we can have all of your health information available when determining your treatment eligibility.
You Have Realistic Expectations
When we create your treatment plan for this procedure, we will take every step to ensure that you know exactly what to expect. Having realistic and optimistic expectations about your procedure, your recovery, and the results are important to this entire process. We will describe the procedure in detail, review your treatment plan, and describe the recovery process so that you know what to expect.
This will help prepare you for the procedure so that you know what to do in the days and weeks leading up to your scheduled augmentation and make recommendations about how to have the best and quickest recovery.
You Want Larger Breasts
Another requirement of this procedure is that women desire to increase the size, shape, and proportion of their breasts. This procedure is designed to make your breasts larger. The goal of augmentation is to increase breast size by at least once cup size. Those who want natural-looking breasts but also want to improve their breasts with breast augmentation make good candidates for this procedure.
You Have Fully Developed Breasts
Another requirement of this procedure is that women’s natural breasts are fully developed. Complete breast development typically occurs by the age of 18, but for some women, their breasts continue to grow and develop into their early to mid-20s.
If you are in your late teens or early 20’s and want to undergo this procedure, breast development is something that we can assess during your initial consultation to determine whether your body is ready for this procedure. Those whose breasts haven’t fully developed are not ineligible; they will just need to give their bodies time to complete the development process before scheduling their procedure.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a customizable procedure that aims to increase the breasts’ size, shape, and proportions, typically with an implant. This procedure can also be performed with a fat transfer, which involves the use of liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells from a problem area and then inject those healthy fat cells into the breasts to increase breast volume.
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
Once you undergo the necessary consultation process and work with our surgeon to design your treatment plan and choose the right implant type, shape, and size that you want for your new breasts, we will schedule your procedure.
We will choose an incision location based on your ultimate goals and your needs, and during the procedure, that incision will be created, and the implant will be inserted into the breast. Incisions can be made in the armpit, beneath the breast at the top of the rib cage, or through the areola.
Customizing your Procedure
One of the benefits of breast augmentation is that the entire procedure can be customized, from the implant type and shape to the incision location. No one breast surgery is alike because women have different goals, frames, and proportions. Additionally, we can customize your procedure by adding a breast lift to your treatment plan. Implants will improve the size, shape, and proportions of your breasts, but they won’t improve the position of the breasts on the chest wall.
With the aging process, pregnancy or nursing, the breasts can experience sagging or drooping due to skin laxity. Adding a breast lift to your procedure can help address this concern by removing excess tissue and lifting the breasts higher onto the chest wall to improve your breast profile and proportions. This add-on can help deliver the most aesthetic-looking and comprehensive results. During a consultation, we can determine if a breast lift is in your best interests.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
This procedure ranges in length based on the extent of the work that must be completed. Typically, a breast augmentation will take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours to complete. Once we design your treatment plan, we can provide you with a better idea of how long you can expect your procedure to take. Before beginning the procedure, we will administer anesthesia to maintain your comfort throughout the duration of the procedure.
What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?
One of the best ways to prepare for this treatment is by preparing for your recovery. Enlisting help at home, having someone who can drive you to and from your procedure, and planning ahead will make a significant difference in your overall recovery. After your procedure is complete, your new breasts will be bandaged to help promote quick healing and help support the entire area.
Following the Recovery Directives
We ask patients to avoid sleeping on their stomach for several days post-op and also encourage patients to spend as much time resting at home as possible.
It’s important that you avoid strenuous activity or overexertion until you are cleared to do so.
As for resuming your workout schedule, we advise that patients wait a few weeks before resuming light workouts. We will provide you with a complete and thorough list of recovery instructions ahead of time so that you know how to prepare and what to avoid.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this procedure are women from all walks of life. It can help women who have undergone multiple pregnancies and have spent years nursing revamp their figure. It can restore breasts to women who have undergone a full or partial mastectomy. It can also help women improve the appearance of their breasts, whether they have naturally smaller breasts or want to correct imperfections with their breasts, such as size and symmetry issues.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’ve always wanted to undergo breast augmentation to transform your breasts and achieve your ideal image, what are you waiting for? Our experts are here and ready to walk you through each step of this journey so that you can achieve perfect, proportional, and natural-looking breasts. This procedure is an investment in your appearance and your self-confidence. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation.