Breast Augmentation and Implants
The breasts are an important aspect of a woman’s curves and silhouette. For some women, their breasts may seem too small or the wrong shape, impacting their confidence in their appearance. Breast augmentation and implants can dramatically enhance the curves in the chest area, improving appearance and self-confidence for many women. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery specializes in beautiful breast augmentation and implants at our medical center in Beverly Hills.
Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:
- To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small
- To restore breast volume lost due to weight loss or following pregnancy
- To achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
- To improve the shape of breasts that are sagging or have lost firmness, often used with a breast lift procedure
- To provide the foundation of a breast contour when a breast has been removed or disfigured by surgery to treat breast cancer
- To improve breast appearance or create the appearance of a breast that is missing or disfigured due to trauma, heredity or congenital abnormalities
Regardless of the reason a person chooses to explore breast augmentation, choosing the right surgeon is essential. Dr. Anastasatos is a board certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience creating stunning, natural results for his breast enlargement and implant patients.
Choosing Breast Implants
Breast implants are the most common method used to perform breast augmentation. By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes.
In the United States, the two available and FDA-approved breast implants are the silicone gel implants and the saline-filled implants. The silicone gel breast implants are made with a silicone shell and a cohesive silicone elastomer inside. The saline-filled breast implants are still made with a silicone shell.
Breast Augmentation Procedures
Dr. Anastasatos utilizes several options in breast augmentation operation procedures. The breast augmentation through the nipple-areolar margin has the advantage of camouflaging the incision well in most patients. The downside is that there is still a visible scar on the areola in most patients, and there be a change in nipple sensation and perhaps breastfeeding.
The breast augmentation through an incision under the breast is called the inframammary approach. That is the preferred choice of incision for most patients. The incision is typically about 5cm or an inch and a quarter in length. The incision heals well in most cases, and being in the fold under the breast makes it less visible. Other options include the trans umbilical, or TUBA, which is through the belly button or endoscopic, which is through the arm pit.
Size and profile are also considerations in breast augmentation and implants. Dr. Anastasatos spends extensive time with his breast augmentation patients to determine their preference for size and shape of their breasts. Each person is different, and there is not a right or wrong choice when it comes to the “perfect” breasts. Finding the right combination of size, shape and “perkiness” ensures the patient will be happy with the results of their procedure.
If you are ready to explore breast augmentation and implants to give you the curves and silhouette that you desire, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. We will schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss your breast modification in detail.