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A Breast Augmentation enhances or augments the appearance of a breasts shape by way of surgical insertion of an implant, (see implant types here) or by way of non-implant fat transfer.
Dr. Youssef’s Breast Augmentation Surgery Table of Contents:
- What is Breast Augmentation?
- Breast Implant types
- Recovery / expectations after surgery
- Cost of surgery
- Before & After Gallery
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- Popularity of augmentation
- Most common patient considerations before surgery
- Decision to make before a consultation
- Consultation process
- How long is process?
- Is it permanent?
Why Has Breast Augmentation Become So Popular in Los Angeles?
Breast Augmentation has been popular for several decades. Currently, more natural-looking breast implants are more popular compared to the large breasted Pamela Anderson look that was popular in the 80s. and maybe in the 80s. Dr. Youssef says “I think breast augmentation will always be popular because it’s a simple procedure that makes a really big difference. It tends to make patients happy and it’s a quick recovery.”
View the many breast implant types here.
Common Consideration for Augmentation Plastic Surgery?
There are many good reasons to consider a breast augmentation. The most common reasons we hear are:
- ‘I was born flat-chested’
- ‘my breasts never developed’
- ‘women in my family just don’t have proper breast development’
- ‘I don’t look good in clothes’
- ‘dresses don’t fit me right’
Another qualifying consideration for breast augmentation is having multiple children. After women breastfeed for a year or two they lose volume and their breasts change shape (get flatter) and they just want breast augmentation to just kind of regain the look that they had before.
After a patient undergoes breast augmentation surgery they can likely expect an increase in many external and internal factors.
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Options to Consider Before Surgery
When considering breast augmentation I think there’s really three main decisions that you have to make with your surgeon:
- What type of implant are you going to choose are you going to choose a
- saline implant or silicon implant
- Where would you like to place the implant?
- above the muscle or below the muscle
- Where do you want the scar?
The most important decision in choosing breast augmentation is choosing your area of incision, which ultimately is the decision of your scar placement. There are 3 areas you can choose your scar:
- Around the areola (most common)
- In-crease of the breast
- underneath the breast and the crease
In general those are the three decisions you have to make when choosing a breast augmentation.
What is the Typical Process of a Consultation?
An initial breast augmentation consultation is usually introduced with the Doctor asking the patient their desired placement for the implant. After discussing the various breast implant types and a patients options, the breast augmentation surgeon usually conducts an initial round of measurements including:
- Width of shoulders
- Width of chest
It is important for a surgeon to conduct the above measurements as it helps the patient understand the critical limitations everyone’s body allows.
- Procedure time:
- The procedure generally takes under 2 hours
- Consultation à Surgery
- Initial consultation to surgery takes about 3-4
- Recovery Period
- People normally report back to work within 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
Some patients combine breast augmentation with another procedure, which makes the total surgery time slightly longer. However, the advantages of having multiple procedures at the same time include lower costs (only one anesthesia and surgery is needed) and shorter recovery time (a single recovery period.)
Is it permanent?
Breast implants are now considered permanent surgery. Unless there is something that goes wrong with the implant, or your body has a reaction to the implant, you can leave the implants in for the rest of your life.