If you are looking to enhance the size of your breasts for a more womanly shape, you may consider a breast augmentation procedure. This procedure is widely recognized to be safe and effective, with results that look natural and one that women (and men!) will adore.

Breast Augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure where we place implants to enhance the shape and size of your breasts. Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or a cohesive silicone gel. It is a great procedure for patients who desire to be bustier. However, it will not correct breasts that sag too much. Any natural deformities, such as outwardly pointing nipples, will also be exaggerated and additional secondary procedures may be necessary to achieve beautiful, symmetric breasts.

During the consultation process, we will discuss the various options available to you:

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Scar Placement / Route of Implant Placement

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Type of Implant (Saline vs Silicone)

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Where the Implant Will Be Placed

Types of Breast Implants

Implants are silicone shells that can be filled with either saline or viscous silicone. Saline and silicone implants weight approximately the same.

Saline implants are approximately half the cost of their silicone counterparts and allow a range of fill sizes for each implant. This is especially helpful when a patient has asymmetrical breasts and we’re trying to make it more symmetrical. When silicone implants leak/rupture, the fluid gets absorbed by your body without any side effects.

However, saline implants run the risk of feeling like a bag a water and having visible rippling, especially in the cleavage area.

Silicone implants usually don’t have problems with rippling and feel much more natural. However, they have their own drawbacks. Silicone implants come in pre-filled sizes so it is harder to correct breast asymmetry. When they leak, it could get into the surrounding tissue and lymph nodes and is nearly impossible to remove completely.

Notes About Breast Types:

  • Implants that are made of a silicone shell, and can be filled with either silicone or a saline solution depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.
  • Saline-filled implants can be less expensive, while silicone-filled implants generally feel more natural to the touch. Saline implants can sometimes have a “rippling” effect like a bag of water, especially visible in the cleavage area.
  • Fat transfer procedures, also known as natural breast augmentation, involve injecting fat from one area of the body into the breast, using a strategic plan that will sculpt the breast to the preferred shape. However, the amount of volume increase is limited by the amount of autologous fat you have available to donate from other parts of your body. Natural augmentation has the added benefit of removing fat, via liposuction, from other areas of the body to be used for the injection.

What makes an augmented or surgically enhanced breasts look natural?

Only you and your doctor can decide whether natural breast augmentation is right for you. Take into account your general well-being and physical condition. Also consider your reasons for wanting the process. Will this help you feel more confident and improve your overall outlook? Many women believe the process is life-changing, and have absolutely no regrets.

If you do decide to go through the procedure, be very careful to follow the steps prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you have someone at home who can help on the first day or so after the process, as you might have some pain and tenderness and want some extra TLC. Finally, be sure to follow the after-care instructions explicitly, to ensure the fastest possible recovery and best overall results.

A prominent specialist in both reconstructive and cosmetic techniques, Dr. Perry Liu has spent the last 10 years working with world-renowned cosmetic surgeons in a wide range of disciplines, both in the United States and in Asia. Dr. Liu is especially renowned for a procedure called: Natural breast augmentation. He practices in his office out of Beverly Hills CA. Call (310) 855-3960 today to get a consultation.

Regardless of the technique or material used to enhance your breasts (e.g. saline implants, silicone implants, autologous fat grafting, etc.), the shape of the breast should have:

  • A flowing tear drop shape.
  • Breasts should be full and round towards the bottom of the breasts due to the effects and pull of gravity.
  • The top of the breasts should have a gentle slope.
  • The final size of an enhanced/augmented breast should be proportional to one’s body habitus.
  • Scars should be hidden in natural body creases or along natural pigmentation lines such as the boarder of the nipple-areolar complex.
  • After augmentation, the breast should not be too full below the nipple and have a bottomed out appearance.
  • Nipple position should be located in the middle of the breast when the body is upright.

Every patient is unique & requires individual attention.

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