Are Breast Implants Right For You?

Breast ImplantsBreast implant surgery is among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States today. The procedure is designed to enhance the size, volume, and fullness of breasts. Silicone or saline implants are surgically placed in the breast tissue to improve the breast size. The procedure may be performed for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas.

Outstanding Candidates

Breast implant procedure may be recommended in case the patient experiences one or more of the following conditions:

  • Breasts are naturally small in size.
  • Breasts are normal in size, but the patient wants an increased sized for aesthetic reasons.
  • Breasts have deflated following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Breasts are asymmetrical.
  • Breast tissue is lost due to mastectomy or breast injury.

Breast implants may not be a suitable solution if the breast size is normal, but the patient is bothered by heavily sagging breasts. In such a case, the surgeon may recommend breast lift cosmetic surgery, or a combination of breast implants with lift. Patients should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure. Candidates with a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations may achieve the most satisfactory outcomes with breast implants.

Types of Implants

The choice of breast implants will have a significant impact on the final outcome of the procedure. Breast implants are available in different types, sizes, shapes, and textures. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Esmailian helps his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas make the right choice of implants.

Saline Implants

The FDA has approved saline implants for patients in the age group of 18 and above. These implants contain a sterile salt solution, which may be pre-filled or filler after the surgical insertion of implants in the breasts. A relatively smaller incision is required to place these implants. Saline implants are more affordable and highly biocompatible. However, the touch and feel of these implants may not be as natural as that of silicone implants.

Silicone Implants

The FDA has approved these implants for patients in the age group of 22 and above. Some of the latest qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants are very safe and very natural looking. The movement, touch and feel of the silicone gel can mimic the natural feeling of breast tissue. In terms of affordability, silicone implants may be a little more expensive compared to saline implants.

Results with Breast Implants

Most patients are able to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of breast implants for many years. It not only enhances the breast size and physical personality and appeal of a woman, but also helps improve her self-esteem and confidence in most cases. The procedure should ideally be performed by an experienced breast surgeon to achieve the best outcomes. Breast implants are also highly effective in reconstructive surgery for patients who have undergone mastectomy and wish to restore their breast appearance.

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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