Breast Augmentation in San Diego
The way women feel about their breasts can be complicated. Most girls are excited when their breasts begin to develop and run out to buy bras as soon as they anticipate a womanly transformation, yet some are disappointed when their chests don’t develop as much as they had hoped.
Fortunately for these women, breast augmentation can give them the size and shape they desire, which is why this procedure remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world.
Dr. Munish Batra of Coastal Plastic Surgeons in San Diego understand the unique motivations and complex needs of women seeking breast augmentation and create customized surgical plans to meet these needs and deliver the results patients desire.
What Can Breast Augmentation Achieve?
Increase Naturally Small Breasts
Women can increase their breast size with their choice of breast implant options, some of which include material, shape, incision, placement technique, and size. By choosing to undergo breast augmentation, women with small breasts can expect to achieve the following:
- Larger breasts
- Improved shape
- Better body proportions
- A more feminine appearance
- Natural-looking results
Restore Volume and Shape After Weight Loss and Pregnancy
Many women experience unwanted changes in their breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss, including loss of volume, flattening, or sagging.
Breast augmentation can restore lost volume or pre-pregnancy breast shape and can be combined with a breast lift to ensure a more youthful position for the following benefits:
- Increased volume
- Perkier breasts
- Younger-looking silhouette
Correct Significant Breast Asymmetry
While it’s absolutely normal for a woman’s breasts to be slightly different in size, it can cause insecurity when this variation is visible. Breasts can also be naturally misshapen or “pendulous.”
Breast implants are used to achieve these benefits:
- A rounder, more naturally feminine shape
- Symmetrical breasts
- Improved confidence
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries and has a high satisfaction rate, with most women thrilled with their breast implant results.
What Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Involve?
When you choose Coastal Plastic Surgeons for your breast augmentation in San Diego, rest assured that our board-certified plastic surgeons will make your safety and desired results their main priorities.
Your San Diego Breast Augmentation Consultation
Your breast augmentation experience starts with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Batra, who will listen carefully to your concerns and encourage you to ask any questions about the procedure.
After reviewing your medical history and evaluating your breast tissue and skin, they will make recommendations from the following options:
1. Saline or Silicone Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are made from a silicone shell filled with salt water to produce firm fullness that accentuates cleavage. The surface of saline implants is typically smooth but can also be textured. Saline implants allow for a shorter incision as they are filled after being placed in the breast pocket.
Silicone breast implants come prefilled with a cohesive silicone gel that maintains its shape and often offers a more natural-looking enhanced breast appearance.
2. Incision Type
Periareolar incisions are made around the areolas to minimize breast scarring. They are ideal for women who want to reduce the size of large areolas and are not seeking a substantial increase in breast size.
Inframammary incisions are made underneath the breast along the natural crease. This is the most common incision option as it can accommodate all breast implant sizes, heals nicely, and is easily hidden.
Transaxillary incisions are made in the armpit to avoid creating scars on the breasts. This technique is often referred to as “scarless breast augmentation.” However, this incision cannot accommodate large silicone implants and works best with silicone as they can be placed through the armpit and then filled to the desired size.
3. Placement Technique
Subglandular placement means the implant is placed over the pectoral muscle. This placement may be appropriate for women who want a prominent breast projection and have sufficient natural breast tissue to cover the implants.
Submuscular placement means the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle. This placement is best for women with little natural breast tissue because the muscle can provide extra coverage and a more natural-looking appearance.
If you are cleared for breast augmentation and choose to schedule your procedure, you will receive an inclusive cost quote, and your payment or financing options will be explained.
Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make the agreed-upon incisions and place your chosen implants as determined during your consultation.
He will manipulate your natural breast tissue to cover the implants and optimize the shape of your augmented breasts before closing the incisions with sutures. After the incision sites are dressed and bandaged, a compression bra will be placed over your breasts.
You will rest and be observed in the recovery area after your procedure. Your surgeon will check on you and provide aftercare instructions before you are driven home by a friend or family member.
Some Common Concerns About Breast Augmentation
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in San Diego, CA?
Breast augmentation is a customized cosmetic surgery, and costs vary significantly. The price of your breast implants in San Diego also depends on the skill of your plastic surgeon, the location, and other fees charged by the facility, anesthesiologist, and such.
Post-operative costs for dressings and medications should also be considered. As mentioned, you will receive a detailed price quote during your consultation with our surgeons.
Coastal Plastic Surgeons offers excellent financing options, including ALPHAEON® and CareCredit®. These companies provide a variety of repayment options.[Learn More About Financing]
What Is Recovery From Breast Augmentation Like?
You will need to rest comfortably, and having pre-cooked meals available is advised. Drink plenty of water and continue to wear the compression bra, as it will help with swelling and support your new breast shape.
Take prescribed or over-the-counter medicines as directed and use a cold compress to help ease any discomfort. Bruising should begin to subside within the first week and be practically undetectable by the third week.
You should be able to resume your regular routine within one to two weeks, but you will need to avoid lifting or engaging in strenuous activities for up to six weeks or until your surgeon clears you.
When Will I See My Final Breast Augmentation Results?
Your results will show over time as your body heals, and the final results will take shape about three months after surgery. Your breasts will appear fuller, firmer, and rounder for a more youthful body shape and newfound confidence.
Your new and improved breasts are still vulnerable to gravity and aging, so be sure to help maintain your results by wearing a supportive bra to delay sagging.
How Painful Is Breast Augmentation?
Since breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, you will not feel pain during the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is usually mild and easily managed with prescribed or over-the-counter medication.
Will I Have Scars After My Breast Augmentation?
Incisions are required that leave some degree of scarring, but breast augmentation scars are typically well hidden and fade nicely over time. When performed using the transaxillary (armpit) incision, there are no visible scars on the breast.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
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San Diego Breast Augmentation | Coastal Plastic Surgeons
As a leader in his field, Dr. Batra is a board-certified plastic surgeon and San Diego breast augmentation specialist committed to treating his patients with respect, compassion, and the highest level of care.
He was Named Top Plastic Surgeon by the San Diego County Medical Society and awarded Black Diamond status by Allergan for his impressive number of yearly breast augmentations.
Dr. Batra’s experience and bedside manner help reduce the anxiety some women feel when undergoing cosmetic surgery, making their breast augmentation experience a positive one from the beginning.
If you want more information on breast augmentation in San Diego, California, call (858) 365-3558 to speak with one of our team members and schedule your consultation.