Breasts That Look Natural & Elegant

There's nothing that can substitute for feeling confident in your own body. For many, small or misshapen breasts can cause dissatisfaction and a negative body image. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Esmailian is known for consistently beautiful breast augmentation results and his attentive, caring approach to patient care.

Who Is A Candidate For A Breast Augmentation?

Do you wish for shapely, well-proportioned breasts that blend seamlessly with the rest of your figure and in overall good health? If so, a breast augmentation in Orange County could be right for you. Potential candidates must be in good overall mental and physical health and have fully matured breasts.

A one-on-one consultation is the best way to determine if implants could meet your aesthetic needs, but below are some common reasons patients pursue implants:

  • Breasts are small
  • Breasts are uneven
  • Breasts have developed improperly

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Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Dr. Esmailian views consultations as a great way to learn about a patient’s aesthetic goals and frustrations, and takes as much time as needed to fully understand all the patient’s needs. Then, Dr. Esmailian performs a thorough review of the patient’s medical history and a breast exam, taking detailed notes. 

Finally, pictures are taken an implant sizing is conducted. Patient education is a high priority for Dr. Esmailian, and he will be sure to answer any and all questions that arise. 

Breast Implant Options

Choosing the right implant for you is important. Dr. Esmailian will consider your body type, aesthetic goals, and medical history to determine the best implants for you.


Plymer gel in a silicone shell. Natural look and feel, and low risk of post-operative problems


Saltwater solution in a silicone shell. Inserted empty and filled once placed; ideal for firm, rounder breasts. Body will absorb saltwater in the event of rupture

Gummy Bear

Silicone gel, and maintains shape well. Ideal for very active patients; have elegant tear drop shape


Remains firmly in place due to textured surface; used for realistic-looking breasts


Implant can move freely within the surgical pocket created to house it

Ideal Breast Implant

A saline implant with similar structure and consistency of silicone. Has lower risk of rippling and ‘sloshing’. Though similar, not a substitute for a silicone implant

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Options For Implant Placement

Subglandular placement

The implant is placed in a pocket underneath breast tissue but above pectoral muscle. Result is perky, round breasts, and recovery tends to be more comfortable.

Submuscular placement

The implant is placed beneath both breast tissue and pectoral muscle. Result is very natural looking projection, and much lower risk of ‘rippling’ or capsular contracture.

Dual-plane placement

The ‘best of both worlds’ option. The upper two-thirds of the implant is situated beneath the pec muscle, while the lower third is placed over the pec muscle. Results are perky, round, and realistic projection.

Which Incision Style Is Best For You?

No matter the incision style, Dr. Esmailian is known for his incision technique, which keeps incisions as small and as camouflaged as possible. 


Around the nipple in the areola; option with the least visible scarring and lowest risk of nipple-sensation loss


Underneath the breast crease; ideal for large silicone implant sizes; incision is roughly same size as periareolar and scar is well hidden


Incision made in armpit, and mostly used for saline implants


Implant inserted via the navel; rare, and for saline implants only

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Other Breast Augmentation Options

Based on your goals and body type, Dr. Esmailian may suggest alternatives that will better suit your needs.

  • Breast Lift - great for raising and correcting sagging breasts, restoring them to a youthful position and projection
  • Mommy Makeover - childbirth and breastfeeding take a toll on your body; flatten out your stomach and revivify your breasts in one surgery, cutting down on recovery time and cost
  • Fat Transfer- use the body’s own excess fat for a natural look and feel that has minimal risk of complication. Best for those who aren’t looking for a significant size change; great way to even out imperfections

What Happens During A Breast Augmentation?

Typically performed in an hour, a breast augmentation in Orange County takes place in an operating theater while the patient is under general sedation. Dr. Esmailian makes the preferred incision and creates an implant ‘pocket’, where the implant is then gently placed. The pocket is closed, followed by the outer incision using precise suturing techniques to minimize scarring.

What To Expect After The Procedure

Immediately after the incisions are closed, a specialized support bra is put on the patient. Then, our medical care team will observe you until you fully emerge from sedation. A friend, relative, or medical professional will accompany you home. Patients should avoid driving for 24 hours and plan to rest for a full week before resuming light activity.

 What Is Recovery Like After A Breast Augmentation?

The service you receive during after care will continue to be high caliber. Dr. Esmailian will see you for follow-up appointments to ensure a healthy healing process. Light desk work and activity may be resumed after a week, but vigorous activity is to be avoided until Dr. Esmailian gives clearance, usually three weeks post-op. Our patients are welcome to call with any questions or concerns at any point, we are at your disposal!

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How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost?

Every breast augmentation Dr. Esmailian performs is customized to the patient, and no two procedures are alike. The cost of a breast augmentation in Orange County varies based on shape, size, techniques required, and whether other procedures are being performed at the same time. We offer a variety of payment and finance options to ensure you achieve the body you desire.

Best In Class Anesthesia Treatment

What separates good plastic surgeons from excellent ones is the sedation process. Dr. Esmailian always works with a board-certified anesthesiologist who is focused on your care, and not juggling multiple patients, which often happens in plastic surgery practices. The difference is a much smoother experience for the patient with drastically reduced side effects.

Breast Augmentation Scarring

As with any surgical procedure, scarring will occur with a breast augmentation. Dr. Esmailian has developed advanced techniques to keep incisions as tension-free as possible, which results in a much better healing process. He also ensures incisions are hidden and as small as they can be, resulting in scars that escape notice.  

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Possible Risks With Breast Augmentation

All surgeries carry some risk, and choosing a highly-trained, seasoned plastic surgeon is a must for optimal results. Breast Augmentation risks, while uncommon, can include loss of nipple sensitivity, risk of infection or bleeding, or ruptured or leaking implants. Dr. Esmailian will perform a thorough risk assessment and will not proceed with the surgery unless he is confident it will go well.

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Choose A Surgeon Known For Skill & Experience

A specialist in breast enhancement surgeries, Dr. Esmailian is double board-certified and routinely recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County. Dr. Esmailian’s signature is breast augmentations that look and feel realistic, and that blend harmoniously with the rest of the patient’s body. 

Dr. Esmailian was awarded a medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his general and plastic surgery residences at The University of Southern California and  Indiana University Hospital, respectively. 

Dr. Esmailian is an esteemed member of the the Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To schedule a one-on-one consultation about how Dr. Esmailian can help you attain the breasts of your dreams, contact our offices today.

Breast Augmentation FAQ's

Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

Are breast implants heavy?

Will I lose nipple sensation?

Where will my procedure be performed?

When can I exercise after?

Will the procedure be painful?

How long will results last?

Will I need my implants replaced?

Benefits of a breast augmentation?

How to choose size, shape and profile?

What are possible complications?

How should I sleep after?

Will my breasts feel tight?

How long will I need to take off work?

Can I get a mammogram after?

What if my implant ruptures?

Do I have to wear a bra after a breast augmentation?

Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

Yes, after a period of at least 6 months.

Are breast implants heavy?

No, most patients will barely notice any extra weight.

Will I lose nipple sensation?

Less than 5% of patients experience any change in sensation, though most regain it after a year. Large implants increase the risk of sensation loss.

Where will my procedure be performed?

In a certified outpatient surgery center.

When can I exercise after?

4 weeks for most patients.

Will the procedure be painful?

The patient is anesthetized and will not feel anything during the procedure. Afterwards, the patient should expect discomfort, but not pain.

How long will results last?

Saline implants are for life, unless the implant ruptures or leaks. Silicone implants should be checked every 7-10 years.

Will I need my implants replaced?

Not unless there is a leak or rupture, or another health complication like capsular contracture.

Benefits of a breast augmentation?

Increased self esteem, enhanced, proportional silhoullete, body rejuvenation

How to choose size, shape and profile?

Decision is made closely with Dr. Esmailian and depends on your body type, medical history, and aesthetic goals.

What are possible complications?

Complications are rare and include Infection, implant leak or rupture, change in nipple sensitivity.

How should I sleep after?

Sleep on your back, with the upper body tilted 30-45 degrees for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and pressure.

Will my breasts feel tight?

For some, yes, but this will ease as you heal from the procedure.

How long will I need to take off work?

Varies from patient to patient, but most need at least 3-5 days to rest and recover. Dr. Esmailian asks patients to postpone rigorous exercise for 4 weeks.

Can I get a mammogram after?

Yes, and inform the technician so they can adjust accordingly.

What if my implant ruptures?

In the rare cases of rupture, the implant will need to be removed or replaced.

Do I have to wear a bra after a breast augmentation?

Yes, it is important to keep your breasts supported, and most patients find it more comfortable than going without. Continuing to wear a bra keeps sagging adn drooping at bay as well.

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