Do you want to improve the size and shape of your breasts? There are undergarments designed to do just that, but these only create the illusion of a better bustline.
A breast augmentation can give you the breasts that you want, no matter what you are wearing. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, helping thousands of women enhance their figures.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles provides breast augmentation, among numerous other cosmetic procedures. Read on to learn how breast augmentation is performed and how it can transform your figure.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgical procedure that aims to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. With silicone or saline breast implants, breast augmentation can provide the following benefits:
- Create a more prominent bustline
- Enlarge naturally small breasts
- Make the breasts more proportionate to the overall figure
- Improve the shape of the breasts
- Lift the breasts to a higher position
- Resolve any asymmetry between the breasts
Having breast implants is an effective way for many women to achieve the curvier figure that they want. It is especially beneficial for patients who have seen a loss in volume in their breasts with age or weight loss.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are a new technology used during some current breast augmentations. A gummy bear implant contains a cross-linked cohesive silicone gel that is designed to hold together and maintain its structure, even if it were to rupture.
The shell containing gummy bear implants can be textured, which promotes tissue ingrowth. Their shape also makes them less likely to rotate than some other implants.
Patients who have minimal breast tissue find that gummy bear implants mimic the shape of a real breast. When placed, the gummy bear implant takes on a teardrop shape, where the prominent upper portion of the breast slopes downwards into a fuller, lower portion. This appears more like a natural breast than some other implants.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Prior to having a breast augmentation, it is important to understand what the procedure involves. Learn more about the entire breast augmentation process here.
Before scheduling a breast augmentation, you must have a consultation with our cosmetic medicine providers. After assessing your current breast shape, size, and volume, we will discuss your desired outcome. This evaluation will be used to determine whether breast augmentation is the best procedure to meet your needs.
We will also discuss the different types of implants: silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. You will be able to feel the implants and make a decision regarding which type you would prefer.
Each implant presents its own unique benefits. For example, silicone implants feel more natural, while saline implants allow for smaller incisions. Subglandular and submuscular implant placements will also be discussed. These placements determine whether your implants will be positioned under the pectoral muscles.
If you are found to be a good candidate for breast augmentation, you will be able to schedule your procedure. Because breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to receive medical clearance before your surgical date.
During your breast augmentation, incisions can be made in a number of ways. Inframammary incisions, which are made along the crease under the breast, are common.
You may have transaxillary incisions, which are made in the armpit area. Another type of incision is the periareolar incision, which encircles half of the areola. We will determine which type of incision will be used for your procedure during your consultation.
Once the appropriate incision is made, it will create a pocket through which the implant of your choice will be inserted. The appearance of your implants will be carefully examined to ensure symmetry and that the shape and size are appropriate for your frame.
When we have confirmed that your implants look as optimal as possible, your incisions will be closed with small sutures. The entire breast augmentation surgery can take up to a few hours to complete.
You will need to remain in a plastic surgery aftercare center for 24 hours or more after your surgery. This time will vary depending on your needs. Once discharged to return home, we will ask you to take it easy for the first week.
After this point, most patients are able to return to work. You should avoid strenuous or vigorous activities for the first four to six weeks after your breast augmentation. It is important to avoid any direct impact or trauma to your newly placed breast implants.
About six to eight weeks after your breast augmentation, you will be able to see the final results of your procedure. The tissues will have had enough time to settle into their new position, and any potential swelling will have subsided.
The shape and size of your breast augmentation should not change over time. However, the natural aging process may cause the skin and tissues to drop as the years go on. When this occurs, a breast lift procedure can restore the breasts to a higher position on the chest.
Breast Augmentation at Galanis Plastic Surgery
Are you ready to improve the size and shape of your breasts through breast augmentation? Breast implants are the most popular way to enhance the bustline, with breast augmentation one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA, provides breast augmentation to help patients achieve the figure they truly want. Whether you’re from LA, Beverly Hills, or anywhere in the world, you can contact us online or by phone to schedule a breast augmentation consultation.