Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Augmentation: Frequently Asked Questions Orange CountyBreast augmentation is among the more sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States today. With advancements in surgical techniques and FDA approvals for innovative qualities of breast implants, an increasing number of women are opting for this procedure. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and other areas.

What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the size of breasts by surgical insertion of implants in the breast tissue. The procedure may be performed using saline or silicone gel based implants. The implants will help enhance the breasts to bring them in proportion to the rest of the body. The procedure may be performed purely as an aesthetic surgery or for reconstructive reasons.

Who may be a suitable candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery may be performed for several reasons. Dr. Esmailian examines the patient’s general health condition, breast anatomy and personal aesthetic goals before recommending this procedure. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas may consult with Dr. Esmailian for this surgery.

Any woman who is unhappy with the smaller size of breasts or who is keen to enhance the size to make the breasts appear more pronounced may be marvelous candidates for this surgery. Patients who are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking several weeks ahead of the surgery are preferred for this procedure.

Can breast augmentation be performed for medical reasons?

A plastic surgeon may perform breast augmentation in a situation where the patient has asymmetrical breasts, which can be improved with implant surgery. The procedure is also performed as a part of breast reconstruction surgery in cases where the patient has undergone a mastectomy or lost breast tissue due to an injury. In such cases, the cost of breast augmentation may be fully or partly covered under the patient’s health insurance plan.

What does the breast augmentation surgery involve?

Breast augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The surgery involves placement of breast implants below the breast tissue or over the chest muscle beneath the breast. The incision may be placed underneath the breast crease, around the areola or in the armpit. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned in the breast pocket that has been surgically created for it. Once the implant is adjusted into its targeted position and shape, the incision will be closed with sutures.

Is breast augmentation suitable for sagging breasts?

If the breasts are severely sagging, breast augmentation surgery may not be able to help much. In such case, the excess skin will have to be excised using a breast lift surgical procedure. Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries.

How long with the results last?

Breast augmentation results are fairly long lasting, and most patients can enjoy the results for several years. In case of a problem with the breast implants, a breast revision procedure can be performed to correct the condition or replace the implants with new ones.


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