Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked QuestionsDr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon providing state of the art treatment for breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and other procedures. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and other areas have an opportunity to receive treatment in a safe and friendly environment at Dr. Esmailian’s practice. The following is a list of FAQ pertaining to breast augmentation to address the common queries of new patients about this surgery.

What is the purpose of breast augmentation surgery?

Patients seek breast augmentation surgery for various reasons. If the patient has naturally small breasts or is unhappy with the normal size and wishes to increase the size for aesthetic reasons, the surgeon may recommend breast augmentation. The procedure is also popular among moms who experience loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Sometimes the surgeon may use breast implant surgery as a part of breast reconstruction, if the patient has undergone a mastectomy. Breast augmentation may also be used to correct the condition asymmetrical breasts in some patients.

Can breast augmentation correct sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation is primarily a breast enlargement procedure, and it may provide only a very marginal improvement to lift sagging breasts. Breast lift is the more appropriate procedure, if the breast size is normal, but the breast skin has lost elasticity, causing the breasts to droop heavily.

In some cases, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift in order to achieve more effective results. Dr. Esmailian will evaluate the breast condition carefully before recommending the most appropriate treatment approach to his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas.

What is the difference between saline and silicone implants?

Both saline and silicone implants have been approved by the FDA, and are widely accepted by the patients and surgeons. Saline implants are filled with a salt solution that is completely biocompatible and safe. The incision required in case of saline implants is relatively smaller. However, from an aesthetic perspective, many patients prefer silicone gel implants.

The latest qualities in highly cohesive silicone implants are very natural in terms of touch and feel. The silicone core does not leak to other parts of the body in case of a breakage. That makes silicone implants equally safe such as saline implants. Patients can make the best choice in consultation with their breast surgeon.

How safe is breast implant surgery?

Each year thousands of women across the United States choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Excellent results are reported by both patients and plastic surgeons in most cases. The key is to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who has the necessary expertise in various breast surgeries such as breast implants, breast lift, and breast reduction.

What is the recovery time in breast augmentation?

Most patients will be ready to resume their daily activities or go back to work within a week to 10 days following breast augmentation. Vigorous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least one month.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:


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