Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, helping patients enhance their breasts to address volume insufficiency and signs of aging or other concerns. Newport Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. Go, one of the most elite plastic surgeons offering breast augmentation procedures in Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a breast enlargement technique that uses implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Dr. Go has performed hundreds of breast augmentation procedures and considers this to be one of his main areas of specialty that he enjoys doing. A breast augmentation may be a good option for women who are unhappy with the shape or size of their breasts, and would like to achieve larger breasts to enhance their figure. Breast augmentation techniques can also be used to correct asymmetry in the breasts.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
What Are Breast Implants?
Breast implants are integral to the breast augmentation process. Breast implants are inserted under the breasts to enhance their size and shape during the procedure. Implants come in varying shapes, sizes, and materials, which gives patients the opportunity to customize their breast augmentation treatment. The main types of breast implants include:
- Saline: Saline implants are composed of a silicone shell and filled with a sterile saltwater solution. One benefit to these implants is that they can be inserted while empty and filled with saline after insertion. This requires smaller incisions, meaning less scarring for the patient.
- Silicone: Silicone implants are composed of a silicone shell and are filled with a soft, smooth, gummy bear-type silicone gel. These offer a more natural look and feel than saline implants with less risk of rippling, leading to an overwhelming popularity over saline implants in Dr. Go’s practice.
What is Breast Implant Removal?
In some cases, a patient may need or want to have their breast implants removed. Implants may need to be removed if they are ruptured or causing discomfort in the breasts. Patients may choose to have their implants removed if they are unhappy with their appearance or would like to exchange them for different implants. The implant removal process is very similar to the augmentation process, and we will use the original incision locations to remove implants whenever possible.
What is a Breast Augmentation with Lift?
A breast augmentation with a lift is an advanced technique performed by Dr.Go that combines the breast augmentation procedure with a mastopexy/ breast lift. This may be ideal for patients who are experiencing significant sagging or droopiness in the breasts, but also want to augment their breast volume. During this procedure, excess skin will be removed to lift the breasts, and implants will be used to enhance breast shape and volume.
What is a Breast Revision?
Breast revision or breast implant revision may be necessary if a patient received unsatisfactory results from a previous surgery, or if there are complications with the breast implants. During this procedure, the implants are removed and replaced with new implants. The patient will have the opportunity to change the shape, size, or material of their implants with this procedure.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You might be a good candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You are unhappy with the shape and/or size of your breasts
- Your breasts are saggy
- You feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts
- You are in good general health
- You do not smoke
- You have realistic expectations about the results
How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
A breast augmentation surgery lasts from one to two hours, and is performed under general anesthesia. To minimize any visible scarring, Dr. Go makes incisions in the creases on the undersides of the breasts (inframammary folds), or around the areolas (periareolar approach). Then the implants are meticulously placed under the pectoralis major muscles, which significantly reduces the risk of developing capsular contracture and leads to a more natural and aesthetic appearance to the breasts. The location and size of these incisions can depend on your desired implants as well as your personal preference. After positioning the implants, he will suture the incisions and dress the wounds.
At Newport Plastic Surgery, Dr. Go takes pride in making breast augmentations one of his main areas of expertise that he enjoys doing. He has performed hundreds of these procedures over the years and is confident in achieving his patients’ goals in the safest and most effective manner possible.
How is Recovery After a Breast Augmentation?
After the surgery, you may feel tired and sore for a few days. Most patients are able to return to their normal light activities between a week and 10 days after the procedure. Any pain, swelling, and sensitivity will diminish over the next few weeks, and the scars will fade over the next several months.
If you are considering a breast augmentation or breast lift at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our practice is proudly led by Dr. Go, one of the most skilled plastic surgeons in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and the neighboring areas of California.