While some women may be content with the appearance of their breasts, a vast number remain unhappy with theirs. Contrary to what people might say, there is no special diet or exercise that can significantly increase the volume of the breasts.
Breast implants are used for breast augmentation surgery to effectively enhance the breasts.
AT HIS NEWPORT BEACH OFFICE, DR. DUBROW REGULARLY PERFORMS SURGERY WITH BREAST IMPLANTS TO IMPROVE THE FOLLOWING:
- Breasts proportions
- Size of the breasts
- Shape of the breasts
- Self-esteem and confidence
CANDIDATES FOR BREAST IMPLANTS
Breast implants are most effective for individuals in good overall health and who choose to undergo surgery for themselves, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or ideals.
Ideal candidates for breast implants are:
- Free of any serious medical conditions
- Realistic about their expected results of the procedure
TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANTS
Silicone implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation in women over 22 years old and are made of 100 percent pure grade silicone gel.
ADVANTAGES OF SILICONE IMPLANTS
- Tend to look and feel more natural than saline implants
- Are less likely to rupture
Saline implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation in women over 17 years old. These implants consist of an outer silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution.
ADVANTAGES OF SALINE IMPLANTS
- Allow the breasts to retain a more natural shape
- Are not filled until after they are inserted, which allows the incisions to be smaller
TYPES OF INCISIONS
The implants can be inserted into the breasts through a variety of incision techniques.
Periareolar Incision – Around the outline of the areola (the dark colored skin surrounding the nipple)
Inframammary Incision – Along the crease on the underside of the breast
Approximately 7 to 10 days of downtime are needed after surgery with breast implants. During this time, it is important that patients get plenty of rest and take prescribed medication for any discomfort. Once the breasts have sufficiently healed, patients can return to work and resume normal activities. However, any strenuous exercise or physical activities should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.
The results of breast implant surgery will be apparent immediately, but the implants may sit high on the chest for the first few months until they settle into a more natural position. Breast implants are expected to provide long-lasting results as long as patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Terry J. Dubrow, please call (949) 515-4111 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Dubrow has years of experience in breast enhancement procedures and is admired by physicians and patients all over Orange County. He looks forward to meeting you soon!