Quite often, women desire larger and fuller breasts in order to enhance their curves and increase their sense of confidence and femininity. Also referred to as mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the volume and size of a woman’s breasts. It is performed on an outpatient basis and in some cases it can be combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift. At his San Diego patient center, Dr. Talebzadeh has helped many women understand their breast enlargement options, and achieve the look they’ve always wanted.
Common Reasons For Breast Augmentation
More and more, patients are turning to cosmetic surgery to correct features they are unhappy with and to enhance their overall appearance. Although each decision for surgery is uniquely personal, many women undergo breast augmentation for the following common reasons:
- To increase the size of small breasts
- To correct breast asymmetry
- For reconstruction purposes after mastectomy
- To address volume loss due to pregnancy
- To improve breast size and shape after weight loss
Types of Breast Implants
For patients requesting breast augmentation, there are a variety of implant options. Typically, every breast implant is held together by a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution called saline or with silicone gel. Both styles can then be arranged to a desired shape including round and tear-dropped (anatomical). Teardrop shaped breast implants tend to give a patient extra lower breast fullness, whereas, round implants more commonly produce a round curve in the upper region of the breasts.
While most potential patients believe that their surgery results will look completely obvious, however breast implants can be sized to a natural proportion that reflects your body type. At the same time, the breasts can be enlarged to a more endowed look depending on the patient’s goals.
Dr. Talebzadeh will take your original measurements during a consultation and these will help guide you to find the appropriate size for breast implants. Factors that will be considered and measured are chest width, height, and body type.
What to Expect During Surgery
In general, this procedure requires around two hours to complete. Usually the patient is put under by general anesthesia so that they will be completely asleep during the operation. There are a several different incision options for breast augmentation surgery. Depending on the implant type and the degree of enlargement, Dr. Talebzadeh will determine the best place to make the required incisions to create pockets for the implants. The various incision locations include:
- Near the breast crease
- In the underarm
- Around the areola
Once the incisions are made on the chosen location, pockets are created behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle to hold the implants. After the pockets are created, the breast implants are positioned and the incisions are closed.This is done with non-removable sutures in the breast tissue and sutures on the skin, and then held together by surgical tape and bandages.
Typically, breast augmentation recovery instructions require the patient to take in plenty of rest and avoid strenuous physical activities in order to heal properly. Since breast enlargement is responsible for altering the body contour, a surgical bra will be worn for several weeks while the incisions heal and swelling reduces.
Some patients report experiencing tightness in the breasts as well as sensitivity, all of which are temporary as the breast tissue and muscles adjust to conform naturally to the body. Most patients in good overall health are able to return to their normal activities within a week with limited physical activity for the next six weeks.
Learn about Your Breast Augmentation Options
Dr. Talebzadeh is a board certified plastic surgeon and ranked as one of the top rated plastic surgeons, with zero malpractice claims. If you live in the San Diego area and are interested in breast enlargement, schedule a complimentary consultation at Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery today.
If you would like more information about our procedures or would like to set up your personal appointment by phone, call us at (619) 216-8000. We are happy to help get all of your questions about breast augmentation answered, as well as help you achieve the look and body you desire.