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Breast Augmentation Surgery

in Pasadena, CA

Curves in the right places are desired by many. Women with small breasts can develop dissatisfaction with their overall self-image, which isn’t that surprising since breasts are a symbol of femininity. When unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, many of these women seek breast augmentation to add volume and improve their shape, which is why this procedure continues to be one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.

Whether you’ve always had small breasts or have experienced changes in fullness and shape due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation can be an excellent option to enhance your breast size and contours.

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Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Breast Augmentation in Pasadena?

Dr. Thomas Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon and leader in the field of breast augmentation in Pasadena, California. He provides several implant, incision, and placement options to meet the diverse needs of his patients and deliver the results they desire.

Dr. Taylor has helped many women achieve fuller breasts with breast augmentation. Call (626) 988-4287 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor to learn more about the breast augmentation techniques that are best for you.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

The following benefits are typical after undergoing a breast augmentation procedure:

More Feminine Upper Body Shape

Breast augmentation increases the size, improves the contours, and addresses the symmetry of breasts. This procedure can enhance the overall physique of a woman’s body in a positive way, boosting her confidence and self-esteem.

Restored Confidence

Women who have had a breast augmentation often claim they not only look better but also feel better on the inside. Women frequently feel as if their enhanced breasts have changed their entire appearance. After breast augmentation, they often find their clothing fits better, they have a more feminine figure, and their self-confidence is improved.

Personalized Results

Every breast surgery plan is created based on the patient’s preferences and the results they wish to achieve.

Am I a Good Breast Augmentation Candidate?

Breast augmentation is a popular procedure for those wanting to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation, consider these factors:

You should be at or near your ideal body weight, in good general health, with no chronic illnesses or serious medical conditions that could impair healing or increase surgical risks. Do not smoke or be willing to quit for several weeks before and after surgery to avoid increasing the risk of complications.

Per FDA guidelines, candidates should be at least 18 years old for saline implants and 22 years for silicone implants. It’s also important to have realistic goals and expectations for your breast augmentation results with a good understanding of the procedure and potential risks.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant soon after the surgery, you should postpone cosmetic breast surgery as pregnancy and nursing can significantly impact results.

What Should I Expect During My Breast Augmentation Consultation?

A breast augmentation consultation is critical and allows you to discuss your concerns and expectations with Dr. Taylor.

He will review your medical history, including previous surgeries, medical conditions, allergies, and any medications or supplements you are currently taking. He will also examine your breasts to assess your breast size, shape, skin quality, and the placement of your nipples and areolas.

You will be asked about your reason for seeking breast augmentation and your desired outcome, including breast size, shape, and whether you prefer more natural or dramatic results. Dr. Taylor will explain the different types of breast implants, including saline, silicone, round, teardrop, and textured or smooth, as well as their advantages and potential drawbacks.

You will learn about options for implant placement, such as submuscular (under the muscle) or subglandular (above the muscle) and incision techniques (inframammary, periareolar, or transaxillary). Dr. Taylor will explain the potential risks associated with breast augmentation surgery, what to expect during recovery, and your costs, including the implants, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and facility charges, according to your preferences and a personalized surgical plan.

If you decide to proceed with a breast augmentation, you will schedule the surgery and receive pre-operative instructions. You may also need to undergo pre-operative tests and imaging.

Our Breast Augmentation Options in Los Angeles and Pasadena

Dr. Taylore customizes breast augmentation surgery to fit the needs and desires of the patient with breast implant type, incision, and implant placement options that include:

Implant Material

  • Silicone: Implants are prefilled with a silicone gel that resembles the look and feel of natural breasts. This option requires periodic imaging to monitor the health of the implants.
  • Saline: Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater during the procedure to provide uniform firmness and increased cleavage with no imaging needed.

Incision Type

  • Periareolar: Periareolar incisions are made around the edge of the areola so that the differentiation of skin color camouflages the resulting scars.
  • Inframammary: Inframammary incisions run along the horizontal fold at the bottom of the breast.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is placed within the armpit and is best for saline implants.

Implant Shape

  • Teardrop ( Anatomical): Implants are rounded at the bottom and tapered toward the top, creating a teardrop shape that mimics a natural breast.
  • Round: Round implants are spherical and often offer greater projection of the bust and increased cleavage than anatomical breast implants.

Implant Placement 

  • Submuscular: The implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle and breast tissue. This placement offers more natural contours.
  • Subglandular: The implant is placed directly under the breast tissue above the pectoral muscle.

Implant Texture

  • Smooth: Smooth implants have a soft, smooth surface that allows the implants to rotate within the breast pocket easily. This texture is best suited for round implants because it does not matter if they rotate.
  • Texture: These implants have a rough surface that attaches to breast tissue, preventing the implants from rotating, and are the ideal choice for teardrop-shaped implants.

The specifications of your breast augmentation can affect the results and healing time. Dr. Taylor can help patients decide which implant size, material, incisions, and placement will work best for them.

What Does Breast Augmentation Involve?

Breast augmentation can help a woman achieve larger, shapely breasts by using implants to enhance their size, shape, and symmetry.

The Procedure

Overall, a breast augmentation includes the following steps:

  • General anesthesia is administered.
  • Dr. Taylor makes the appropriate incision and creates a pocket for the implant.
  • The preferred implant is placed according to the treatment plan.
  • Natural breast tissue is reshaped to cover the implant and ensure the desired contour.
  • The incision is closed with sutures, a dressing is applied, and the patient is taken to recovery, where she is monitored.

The Recovery

Patients can expect their recovery to last about two to four weeks. Prescribed medication will help alleviate discomfort, aid in healing, and help prevent infection.

During the first few days of recovery, patients must rest and refrain from strenuous activity with soreness and swelling typical for the first two weeks. A compression bra or garment is worn to support the breasts and help with swelling. Most patients can resume light work in one to two weeks. However, they should refrain from strenuous activity for six weeks or until cleared by Dr. Taylor.

The Results

While some results can be seen immediately after breast augmentation, they will continue to develop throughout the recovery period, which can take several weeks or even months. As bruising and swelling subside, the implants will settle into place, leading to a more natural look and feel, with final results occurring in about six months.

The Scars

Scarring is usually minimal and will fade in time, depending on the patient and how they heal. Dr. Taylor customizes each breast augmentation procedure depending on the patient’s goals and his recommendations to achieve their desired results. He will either make an incision in the breast crease, around the nipple, or near the armpit.

The Cost

The cost of breast augmentation varies depending upon the technique, surgeon’s experience, and location of surgery. Dr. Taylor is an experienced plastic surgeon who has placed thousands of breast implants over the past 25 years. His attention to detail, skill, and passion can assure patients that they receive the best care possible when choosing him for their breast augmentation.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the cost of breast augmentation surgery in 2024 average around $5,817 but doesn’t include facility fees, anesthesia, the price of the implants, and other pre- and post-surgical expenses.

The Discomfort

With the latest advancements in plastic surgery, breast augmentation involves minimal discomfort. Before the procedure begins, patients will receive general anesthesia so they will not feel any pain during the procedure. Most patients have a positive surgery experience and only feel temporary discomfort from the swelling and bruising, which is easily controlled with oral medication.

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Breast Augmentation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Who is the best candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

    The best candidate is someone who wants to change the size and shape of her breasts, is in overall good health, and has realistic expectations of the procedure.

  • What are the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation?

    Although rare, risks and complications associated with breast augmentation include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Poor scarring of the skin
    • Implant leakage or rupture
    • Wrong or faulty position of the implant
    • Anesthesia risks
  • Are the results from breast augmentation permanent?

    Typically, patients enjoy their results from breast augmentation for many years. However, breast implants are not lifetime devices. With time, aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations, the size and shape of breast implants can change, requiring revision surgery. Breast implants typically last 10–15 years.

  • Can breast augmentation be combined with other plastic surgery procedures?

    Breast augmentation is commonly performed with breast lift surgery in cases where there is both volume loss and breast sagging. It can also be combined with tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. Combining one or more body contouring procedures with breast augmentation is often called a Mommy Makeover.

  • Will I have to stay overnight after breast augmentation surgery?

    No. Following your breast augmentation, you will be monitored in a recovery area for a couple of hours before being released to go home.

  • Which breast implant is right for me?

    The best way to know which implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor. During this time, you can share your individual goals and needs, which will help him determine which implant characteristics will best suit you.

  • Can I still breastfeed after breast augmentation?

    Yes. Most patients can breastfeed following a breast augmentation. However, some incisions used in breast augmentation can damage the milk ducts, which may cause a reduction in milk production or no milk production at all. Be sure to inform Dr. Taylor of your concerns if you want to breastfeed following your augmentation.

  • What if I am not happy with my breast augmentation?

    If you decide that you are not happy with your breast augmentation, you may want to consider breast revision surgery. During a breast revision, your implants can be removed or replaced to better fit your needs, and this is the best way to adjust your implant shape, material, or size. You will need to wait at least six months to one year to undergo breast revision following your augmentation to allow for healing.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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