As most candidates for the procedure know, breast augmentation is a surgery designed to increase the size of the breasts, achievable by a saline or silicone gel implant. As a Pasadena breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Taylor has helped numerous patients attain their desired breast size and shape.
There are several reasons that women consider undergoing breast augmentation. Dr. Taylor identifies the following commonly cited factors:
- Small breast size due to a thin or petite frame
- Disproportionately small breasts on a larger frame
- Loss of breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss
- Breast asymmetry (difference in size)
- Breast cancer or other conditions that warrant reconstruction
How is breast augmentation performed?
Normally, breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. A patient’s saline or silicone gel implant is inserted through surgical incisions; these incisions can be made at the following sites:
- In the breast crease
- Around the nipple
- Near the underarm
As a Los Angeles area breast augmentation specialist, Dr. Taylor can discuss each potential incision site with you to determine which is best for your surgical plan. After making the incision, he will create a pocket beneath the breast skin or under the chest muscle, and insert the implant into said pocket.
Your incision will be closed with stitches and dressings will be applied; then, our staff will discuss your post-operative care with you upon your awakening. The duration of your procedure is estimated at 1-2 hours.
Following your recovery period (2-4 weeks), you can enjoy a fuller, more sensual bustline. Many patients look forward to better fitting clothes, a more proportionate figure, and a self-image boost. However, the key to attaining favorable breast augmentation results is realistic expectations. To discuss your potential results, inquire during a consultation with Dr. Taylor.