What Is Breast Augmentation and What are the Benefits of This Enhancement Procedure?
Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Jimmy S. Firouz specializes in breast, body and face procedures, with an extreme focus on breast augmentation. Also known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman’s breasts while enhancing the cleavage.
Breast augmentation is known to augment the breasts in size and make them proportional. Generally, patients opting to undergo this procedure are interested in increasing their cup size. This type of surgery does not move the breasts or lift the breasts. Interest in such a procedure would make a patient opt for a breast lift instead. However, breast augmentation and breast implant surgery aids patients in obtaining the full profile and volume they desire. Breast volume can be lost with time due to pregnancy, nursing or other physical changes the body may undergo. Patients who have also undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again may certainly opt for the breast augmentation procedure.
Breast implant placement is of critical importance. There are two primary types of implant placement: Subglandular Placement and Subpectoral Placement. This will impact the overall result and appearance of your breast augmentation surgery and will be discussed with Dr. Firouz.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon for the Breasts
Jimmy S. Firouz, MD, FACS is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and prides himself on his abilities to produce the beautiful results his patients desire. If you’re interested in learning more about breast implants, contact breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Firouz today to better understand the surgery and schedule an initial consultation.
Why Patients Opt for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Even though each patient is unique, there are several reasons why someone may want to undergo a breast augmentation. It’s possible that a patient may lack self confidence, or that the patient has always wanted a new and improved body image. Whatever the reason, Dr. Firouz, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, is ready to help each patient achieve their goals. Some common reasons for considering breast augmentation include:
- Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
- Augment lost breast volume as a result of pregnancy and nursing.
- Gain breast symmetry by making both breasts proportional in size and shape.
- Reconstruct the breasts when necessary.
Personal Preferences for Breast Implants and Augmentation
Every patient is unique and has her own personal preference for the size and shape of her breast implants. Together, you and Dr. Firouz will determine the appropriate implant size, type of implant, location of the incision, and whether the implant will be placed above or beneath the muscle.
Breast augmentation surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or state-of-the-art surgery center while the patient is under general anesthesia. Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the newly created breast pocket to enlarge the breast. There are several possible locations at which Dr. Firouz can make the incision. The location of the incisions vary depending on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, and your particular anatomy, among other things. The most common technique utilizes an incision made in the lower portion of the breast. Other techniques, though less frequently used, involve making an incision in the armpit or making an incision around the lower edge of the areola. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz will explain each technique in detail so you can determine which procedure is best for you.
During your breast augmentation surgery, an open pocket is created under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. When an implant is inserted behind each breast, the patient’s volume and breast size will certainly increase cup sizes. Surgery typically lasts from one to three hours. Dr. Firouz will give you more information about the length of your surgery during your consultation.
Additional before and after breast augmentation photos can be viewed in Dr. Firouz’s photo gallery.
Breast Augmentation: 375 cc Moderate Plus Profile (silicone)
Breast Augmentation: 350 cc Moderate Plus Profile (silicone)
Breast Augmentation: 400 cc High Profile (silicone)
What Does Recovery Entail after a Breast Enhancement Procedure?
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Afterwards, the bandages are removed and a special surgical bra needs to be worn during the patient’s recovery for several weeks. This is to ensure proper healing of the breasts post-procedure. While some patients report mild pain after the surgery, such pain can be treated with oral medication. Complications are rare and potential risks can be minimized by carefully following the doctor’s detailed instructions. Dr. Firouz recommends his patients rest during the initial days and weeks following the breast implant surgery.
Resquest An Appointment
To learn more about breast augmentation, call 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz.
Breast Augmentation Procedure FAQs
Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Firouz understands that it is extremely common to have initial questions and concerns regarding breast implant and augmentation surgery which is why he always aims to address any concerns or questions a patient may have prior to undergoing this augmentation procedure. If you have an unanswered question regarding breast implants or breast augmentation surgery that isn’t answered below, feel free to contact our Beverly Hills practice to obtain more information.
A: If you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts, you might be a great candidate to undergo breast implant surgery. It is common for women to want to obtain an ideal self image, and that can often times be achieved safely and simply through a breast augmentation procedure. Discuss your options with Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Firouz when deciding your cosmetic preferences and goals.
A: Certain factors affect the length of a breast augmentation surgery. For instance, the type of implant selected and the technique used are the dependent variants. For a typical procedure without any complications, the surgery should not take more than three hours.
Yes of course! Breastfeeding your child with implants is safe and does not affect your influx of milk. Although many misconceptions exist regarding breastfeeding with implants, Dr. Firouz can alleviate your concerns and put your mind at ease.
A: While saline and silicone implants have commonalities- namely their outer shell, their main distinction is that they consist of different materials and compositions. Saline implants are composed of sterile salt water and though are inserted into the body empty, are filled once they are put in place and positioned. Silicone implants on the other hand, are filled with a silicone gel prior to surgery that is much like the texture and feel of natural human breasts.
A: Because every patient’s body type is unique, and the desired goal varies from patient to patient, it is hard to put a set price on the cost of breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Firouz will sit down with you to discuss the details of your surgery and provide you with the best options for the results you’re seeking. After leaving your initial consultation, you will know how much your breast augmentation will cost.
A: Yes, there are a few different steps that you and Dr. Firouz can take to reduce the amount of scarring left behind from your breast augmentation surgery in our Beverly Hills office. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Firouz specializes in breast augmentation and making incisions that will heal properly with minimal scarring. After your surgery, he will provide you with a care regimen and post-operative instructions that may include topical treatment and antibiotics. Make sure to follow them carefully.
A: Yes, it is possible to have a breast lift performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation. However, not all patients are the same, which means that the two surgeries may need to be performed in stages. During your initial consult with Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Firouz, he will be able to address your concerns and create a plan of action to achieve your desired look.
A: Because every patient is different, there is no set length of time that it takes to recover from a breast augmentation. As a general rule of thumb, Dr. Firouz’s patients tend to feel better with less pain and discomfort after just a few days. If bruising does occur, it will subside in less than a week. It is extremely important to get a good amount of rest during this time, as your body has just undergone a significant change and is still adjusting.
A: During your initial meeting with Dr. Firouz, the two of you will discuss your options and ideas regarding the shapes and sizes of your breast implants. If you are naturally small chested and would like to retain a natural look, moving up one to two cup sizes may help you achieve this.
A: As with all surgical procedures, side effects and risks are present. Bruising, swelling, and general discomfort is to be expected. However, undergoing a breast augmentation surgery under the watchful eye of experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz should allow you to feel more at ease about any concerns you may have. Dr. Firouz has the licenses, credentials, education and experience to provide beautiful results for his breast augmentation patients.
A: Although breast implants may make the reading of a mammogram potentially harder, women with breast implants must also receive a mammogram and ensure their health. In fact, if the mammogram facility is a properly accredited facility, they should be able to screen the patient without difficulty. It is important to inform the mammography technician and radiologist that you have breast implants so they can perform the mammogram properly.