All About Breast Implants

Breast Implant Surgery – Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA

saline breast implants - Surgery - Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CAThe procedure of inserting medical devices called  breast implants to enhance the size of a woman’s breasts is called breast augmentation.

There are two types of breast implants – saline and silicone implants which are both approved by the FDA. Saline implants, as the name suggests, have saline while silicone ones are composed of gel that works like natural tissues. Silicone implants are approved for use among women who are over 22, while saline are for women under 18.

If you live in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, you could seek an appointment with Dr Farbod Esmailian, for advice on what kind of breast implants to choose.

Irrespective of whether you are planning to undergo breast reduction or breast augmentation, there are certain procedures you need to undergo as suggested by Dr Farbod Esmailian. You will be asked to get a breast X-ray or undergo a mammogram. You will also be asked if you have had any previous surgeries or if you are under any kind of medication.

Surgery procedure

Breast augmentation surgery involves giving a patient anesthesia and making incisions either underneath the breast, arm or in the nipple area. The breast implant is placed through the incision made in one of these areas before the cuts are stitched. Breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure that is also carried out along with breast augmentation in certain cases. This helps in the right positioning of the breast.


Once you get a breast augmentation done, you will be given a surgical bra during the recovery process. A day after the surgery, you will be asked to remove most dressings, barring the ones on the incisions. A little bruising or a swelling of the breasts could happen after surgery, but this is not too much to worry about and will come down over a few weeks. You can return to regular routine in about ten to fifteen days after surgery. Don’t miss follow-up visits to your facility.

Points to consider

  • Irrespective of whether you have had a lift, augmentation or breast reduction, you would need to get regular check-ups of your breast and see if there are any abnormalities.
  • If the breast implants used are silicone gel ones, you will be asked to get regular MRI tests done so any ruptures can be quickly spotted.

Costs involved

The costs involved in breast augmentation procedures would depend on the location, the type of implant used and your surgeon. Each doctor and facilitywill have different price ranges. Also, the anesthesia procedures and the number of days you stay would also be factors in the overall price. Breast augmentation may not be covered under insurance because it is considered a cosmetic technique, but you could check with the company, your doctor and facility for advice on the same. Breast augmentationsurgeries are getting rather popular these days with the presence of many certified and experinced platic surgeoens. A little research can help you in finding a good deal for yourself

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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