Breast Augmentation Los Angeles & Breast Enlargement Beverly Hills
Breast augmentation in Beverly Hills is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Los Angeles women of all ethnicities are seeking breast enlargement to enhance their figure and bust size.
Breast Augmentation, or Augmentation Mammoplasty, is the enlargement of a woman’s breasts through the placement of Breast implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 255,000 women in the United States underwent Breast Augmentation in 2003, nearly twice the number of procedures done in 1998. Typically, women in Southern California and especially in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and San Diego ask for larger breast implants than those from Northern California cities such as San Francisco or Sacramento.
Saline Breast Implants used in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have an exterior sac made of solid silicone, but are filled with sterile saline solution. Advantage of saline implant includes its safety since leaking saline is harmless when absorbed by the body. Saline breast implants also have a very low infection rate. Another advantage of Saline breast implants is that they can be inserted into the breast through a very small incision and their final size can be adjusted by differential filling of saline by a plastic surgeon during cosmetic surgery.
Silicone Breast Implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. More than 1.5 million American women currently have Silicone Breast Implants. While some people feel that these implants feel more like a “natural” breast, their safety came into question about 15 years ago, due to claims that they caused autoimmune diseases and hardening of the breasts. Finally, in 2007 the results of several national clinical studies showed no adverse effects of Silicone, and thus Silicone implants were released for use for practically all women.
Breast implants which are used in Beverly Hills and Los angeles have various shapes, including Round, Teardrop –or “Anatomic.” Round Implants are wider, provide greater cleavage and fill in the upper portion of the breast. Many plastic surgeons suggest Teardrop or Anatomic implants for women who are seeking fullness mostly in the lower breast pole.
The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon has four ways of inserting breast implants. The Peri-Areolar Incision is made like a half-circle at the outer edge of the areola, the colored area around the nipple. This method grants the plastic surgeon the greatest access for precise placement of the implant, and provides better control of bleeding during surgery – thereby reducing the risk of scarring and Capsular Contracture -- the hardening of breast tissue. The Trans-Axillary Incision, an incision placed in the armpit, is less desirable because it is far from the central location of the breast implant, and makes it difficult for the plastic surgeon to position them. The Inframammary Fold Incision is made near the under-breast fold, and like the Peri-Areolar Incision, gives the plastic surgeon good control in positioning the breast implant. The Trans-Umbilical Incision (TUBA) is a one-to-two inch incision at the edge of the “belly button” through which a long metal tube containing the breast implant is pushed towards the breasts to place it, also makes precise placement more difficult. Each method has other advantages and disadvantages, and you should thoroughly discuss the best technique for your needs with your Cosmetic plastic surgeon.
You should also discuss the method of breast implant placement -- Subpectoral or Subglandular -- with your Los Angeles plastic surgeon. During Subpectoral placement, the implant is positioned under the Pectoralis Major muscle and directly over the rib cage, so that the lower part of the implant is not covered by any muscle, creating a more tear drop breast shape. During Subglandular placement, the breast implant is placed above the chest muscle, but below the mammary gland, which gives the implant less protection and a higher risk of Capsular Contracture.
You should thoroughly explore implant size with your Beverly Hills Plastic surgeon, who should give you as much time as you need to “try on” different sizes of implants. You should not only consider breast size, but also what size is proportional with your frame and your height. Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills is a major surgery, so you should be highly selective to choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and who has performed this procedure many times. The plastic surgeon should show you “Before and After” examples of his or her work, and have an artistic sense that is in sync with the results that you are seeking.
In the following sections Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for breast augmentation or enlargement in Beverly Hills, including pros and cons of each procedure, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of breast augmentation available in our photo gallery.
Dr. Younai is a board certified plastic surgeon who receives patients at the California Center for Plastic Surgery from the Northern as well as the Southern California region. Some of these cities include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Oxnard.