According to the Aesthetic Society, there were about 365,000 breast implant procedures performed in the United States last year. Breast augmentation surgery remains one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures in the country and around the world.
At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we offer some of the best Beverly Hills breast augmentation procedures in the area. Read more about these procedures and what they can offer.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a very common cosmetic procedure that uses breast implants or fat from other areas of your body to change the size and shape of your breasts.
The most common option we offer for breast implants in Beverly Hills consists of actual implants we insert through surgical means. The implants can be saline or silicone, and the option that suits you better depends on various factors. Saline implants tend to be more affordable than silicone, but silicone can offer a softer and more natural feel.
Breast augmentation can help women who have lost breast volume because of:
- Weight loss
It is also an option if you want to increase your natural breast size, if you want to change your breast shape, or if you want to make your breasts more symmetrical.
There are two main ways we perform breast implants at our clinic. We can perform them in a subglandular or submuscular manner.
During a subglandular breast augmentation, we place the implants under the glandular tissue and over the pectoral muscles. This is a good option for women who have sufficient existing breast tissue.
With a submuscular augmentation, we insert the implant under the pectoral muscles. If you have thin breast skin or a small amount of breast tissue, this option may be the right one.
There are three main incision spots we use:
We perform an inframammary incision by cutting into the inframammary fold, which is the crease under the breast. For a transaxillary incision, we make a cut in the armpit area and insert the implant through there. For a periareolar incision, we cut into the area around the areola, making it possible to insert both silicone and saline implants.
The best candidates for a Beverly Hills breast implant are women in good overall health who want to increase their breast size, balance their physical proportions, or fix breast symmetry.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have cancer, have serious medical conditions, have bleeding disorders, or have unrealistic expectations, you may not be a good candidate for this surgery.
Preparing for a Beverly Hills Breast Implant
One of the most crucial parts in the process of planning breast implants in Beverly Hills is the consultation.
We will need to know as much as possible about your medical history, including any previous surgeries you have had, the medications or supplements you take, whether you smoke or consume a lot of alcohol, and anything else that you feel is relevant.
We will usually ask that you get a blood test to make sure that you’re healthy enough for surgery. If we think you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure, we will ask that you start preparing about two weeks beforehand.
If you smoke, you should stop. You should also avoid alcohol and start drinking water to hydrate your body. At least two weeks before the procedure, stop taking blood-thinning medications. Do remember to always consult with your primary physician before making any changes to your medication schedule.
A week before your surgery, you want to make sure that you prepare your recovery area and that you have someone who will drive you home after the operation. The night before surgery, wash your hair and stop eating and drinking eight hours before the procedure.
The Beverly Hills Breast Implant Procedure
On the day of your surgery, don’t wear any makeup, contact lenses, or jewelry. You want to wear comfortable clothing, including a top that zips or buttons up.
We will perform the procedure with you under general anesthesia or by using IV sedation. We will make the incisions, insert the implants, and then close the incisions.
After the procedure, we will take you to a room where we will observe you for about an hour. We will wrap a bandage around your breasts and give you instructions on how to take care of the incisions. You will need to have someone drive you home.
The Recovery Process
You need to get lots of rest to recover. Avoid moving around too much on the first day, and do not perform any lifting or make abrupt movements. The day after the procedure, you can take a shower. Do not take a bath.
After a week, you can usually return to light activities. We will let you know when you can drive again and when to restart your medications.
You will be close to a full recovery around two months after the surgery, but the process will depend on how well your body heals.
Turn to Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Experts
If you want to increase your breast size or adjust your natural shape, turning to experts for breast implants may be the right choice.
At Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we have years of experience performing these surgical procedures. With our expertise and dedication to helping our patients achieve the results they want, we can help you find the right procedures to meet your needs.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about a Beverly Hills breast augmentation.