Breast Augmentation Los Angeles

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Women of all ethnicities are seeking breast enlargement to enhance their figure and bust size.

Breast Augmentation is the enlargement of a woman’s breasts through the placement of Breast implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 286,000 women in the United States underwent Breast Augmentation in 2012, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the US. 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.

Women undergo Breast Augmentation for a number of reasons

  • Small breasts measuring an A or B cup seek Breast Enlargement in order to make their figure more proportional.
  • Women who have lost breast fullness and perkiness from pregnancy and breast feeding want to regain their youthful figure.
  • Women who are unhappy with their breast asymmetry or “uneven” breasts; Tubular or “Snoopy” breasts; or other breast shape deformities or abnormalities.
  • As a consequence of weight loss surgery women are experiencing severe loss of breast volume as well as sagging of the breasts.
  • Breast drooping caused by either aging or weight loss can be treated with a combination of Breast Lift and breast augmentation using breast implants to compensate for the severe loss in breast volume.

Saline Breast Implants

  • Exterior sac is made of solid silicone, but it is filled with sterile saline solution.
  • Better safety profile since leaking saline is harmless when absorbed by the body.
  • Saline breast implants also have a very low infection rate.
  • Can be inserted into the breast through a very small incision and their final size can be adjusted by differential filling of saline

Silicone Breast Implants

  • Are pre-filled with a silicone gel.
  • More than 1.5 million American women currently have Silicone Breast Implants.
  • Silicone implants feel more like a “natural” breast than saline implants.
  • 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.

Method of Breast Implant Placement

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.

Dr. Younai uses four techniques of inserting breast implants during breast augmentation:

  1. 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 gives 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.
  2. The Trans-Axillary Incision, is placed in the armpit, and is less desirable because it is far from the central location of the breast implant, making it difficult for the plastic surgeon to position them.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, which makes precise placement more difficult.

You should thoroughly explore implant size with your 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 is 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.




Breast Augmentation ScarBreast Augmentation Scars Pictures of some of the different type of breast augmentation scars from Dr. Sean Younai.


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