Breast Augmentation Surgery (Saline or Silicone Implants or Fat Transfer) – Los Angeles, CA

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About Breast Augmentation

A fuller, more curvaceous bust line can enhance your proportions and increase your self-confidence. If you are considering breast augmentation in the Greater Los Angeles, CA area, you have the opportunity to consult with our world-class, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes. He uses the latest surgical techniques to provide breast enhancement with implants that look both stunning and natural. Dr. Keyes is a leader in the field with nearly four decades of experience, he can understand your unique aesthetic goals and provide outstanding results.

Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that enhances the breasts for a fuller look. It is known as one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, granting women numerous opportunities for aesthetic improvement. When you have your consultation at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., Dr. Keyes will talk with you one-on-one and provide you with all of the choices breast augmentation available to you. Book your consultation today.

Your Implant Options

When you are in your consultation with Dr. Keyes, the appropriate implant will be chosen based on your body size and shape, as well as the results you hope to attain. Breast implants are made in varying shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — each of which is considered carefully in order to achieve the wanted look. Still, the most commonly chosen breast implants are silicone or saline, both widely popular and approved to use per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An important fact is that individuals considering saline breast implants must be 18 years old, while patients must be 22 years of age in order to undergo surgery with silicone. We understand all of the considerations may seem overwhelming, but selecting the right implant is somewhat easy once the objectives are understood during the consultation. In addition to the type of implant used, there are other notable factors to decide, such as:

Size

Breast implant size is chosen based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To understand the correct volume, Dr. Keyes will decipher how much native breast tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Keyes to temporarily switch out multiple implants to get a better idea on a suitable fit.

Shape

Implants are produced in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, the majority of our patients select a round shape. It generally appears more natural while adding a fullness to the top portion of the breast that a majority of patients want.

Profile

Implant profile references how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what you see from the side angle. Most projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.

Ideal Candidates

The decision to undergo breast enlargement surgery is personal. If you are considering this surgery, it is essential you do it for yourself. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed. If you are unhappy with the overall appearance of your chest because they look lifeless, you could benefit from this surgery. Moreover, if your breasts have changed due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can give them increased shape and fullness. Breast implants may also be a welcomed answer if you weight train or have limited native breast mass. Benefits of breast augmentation include feeling more feminine, gaining self-confidence, or just feeling more like yourself. Many women who are considering breast augmentation look forward to having more clothing options and feeling more attractive in low-cut tops or beachwear.

Like any surgery, breast augmentation comes with some inherent risks. As a candidate, we will educate you on the possible complications that may arise before and/or after surgery like infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, and changes in skin sensation. Post surgery, implants can rupture or form scar tissue around them, which could require breast surgery revision. You can increase your chance of satisfaction and minimize your risks by choosing an experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Keyes to perform your breast augmentation.

Surgical Technique

Before you undergo surgery, you and Dr. Keyes will determine the specifics of your treatment plan. This includes elements like implant type (silicone or saline), placement (under or over the muscle), and incision site (varies depending on the type of implant and patient preference). On the day of the procedure, you will be prepped for surgery at a state-of-the-art outpatient facility and administered general anesthesia by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists, who will carefully monitor you throughout your augmentation surgery.

Regardless of incision type, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the breasts. Your implant placement is based upon your implant size, activity level, and body type. Dr. Keyes will make the incision and create a pocket for your breast implant. If you are receiving saline implants, he will fill them after they are placed in the pockets. Silicone implants are pre-filled and may require a slightly larger incision. Next, Dr. Keyes will check for symmetry and make any changes necessary to achieve the ideal placement. He will then close the incisions and apply surgical dressings. You will wear a special contouring garment in the days following your procedure, which will reduce swelling and promote healing. It is important to follow Dr. Keyes’ post-operative guidelines after surgery and during your recovery.

What to Expect

After your breast implant placement, the incision will be carefully secured with skin adhesives or sutures. You will be taken into a recovery area, carefully monitored, and screened prior to being released. You will be instructed to continue wearing a medical sports bra to help reduce swelling. Several days after surgery, the swelling will begin to dissipate, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they get used to their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can resume everyday activities within several days; however, physical exertion such as exercise should be delayed for at least a couple of months. Breast enhancement surgery produces gorgeous outcomes that feel and appear normal. This procedure oftentimes can be a life changer for many individuals, offering the opportunity to feel more confident.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on your choices and whether you are getting any other surgeries. When your treatment plan is made, Dr. Keyes will go over your estimated costs as well as financing. To make sure you are happy with your results and they last a long time, it is better to focus on quality care over low costs.

Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan might include implants, a lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the breasts, while implants enhance the shape and size. In your consultation with Dr. Keyes, he will listen to your concerns and goals before discussing your treatment options. An augmentation and lift are usually included in a mommy makeover to revitalize the breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy.

Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, talk to Dr. Keyes during your consultation. It may be possible to breastfeed after augmentation surgery, with the right placement and surgical technique. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can affect your results, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to enhance your breasts.

Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide that you would like to remove or replace your implants. Should this happen, Dr. Keyes offers breast revision surgery. In revision surgery, your old implants will be either replaced with new implants or removed. If you want to have your implants taken out, you might need to have a breast lift because larger implants can stretch out your skin. 

Schedule Your Personal Consult

Breast augmentation is an incredibly popular plastic surgery. To achieve your desired bust line, you will work with Dr. Keyes to decide on the specifications of your breast implants. These specifications will affect both the appearance and the feeling of your breasts. During your breast augmentation consultation at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., you will discuss with our dedicated team your ideal implant size, type, texture, and shape. Other choices to be made for your breast augmentation include the incision site, incision pattern, and placement of the implant in relation to the muscle. Interested in arranging a consultation regarding breast implants? If so, please call and schedule with our office in Los Angeles, CA.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.