Breast Augmentation Surgery (Saline/Silicone Implants or Fat Transfer) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that resizes the breasts for a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries, granting women who are unhappy with their breasts numerous options for aesthetic improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape and produces an attractive and balanced outcome. Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann is highly skilled in executing this procedure, performing numerous breast augmentations each year. During your consultation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Schoemann will address your concerns and desires and provide you with all of the options available, while also tailoring a surgical plan to reach your goals.

Implant Options

During your consultation with Dr. Schoemann, the correct augmentation method will be chosen based on your body frame, as well as the results you hope to attain. Breast implants come in varying sizes and profiles, as well as shapes and textures — all of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve your desired look. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved to use per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that individuals considering saline breast implants must be 18 years of age, while patients must be 22 years of age in order to undergo an augmentation using silicone. Two other types of augmentations include gummy bear implants and an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider.

Saline

Silicone

Size

Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To understand the correct amount, Dr. Schoemann will decipher how much original tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is common for Dr. Schoemann to temporarily switch out multiple implants to get an idea on a better fit.

Shape

Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, the majority of our patients select a round shape. The round shape often appears more natural and adds a fullness to the top portion of the breast, which the majority of patients desire.

Profile

Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.

Making Your Choices

These options may seem overwhelming, but selecting the right implant is simple when the right education and instruction is provided. Rest assured that Dr. Schoemann and his staff will take the time to ensure that you feel well informed about your options for breast augmentation.

Ideal Candidates

The choice to undergo breast augmentation is an extremely personal one for our patients. If you are considering this surgery, it is important that you do it for yourself. Patients should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are fully developed, and be the correct age to receive implants. Any patient of proper age and weight who is dissatisfied with the overall appearance of their breasts may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this surgical procedure can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer for women who weight train or have limited natural breast tissue.

Surgical Technique

Incision type, as well as implant placement, are decisions that will need to be made prior to surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be chosen for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle), or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors including the size and type of implant, as well as Dr. Schoemann's assessment of the situation. Regardless of incision type, scarring is often hidden within the natural creases and lines of the body. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.

What to Expect

Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the appropriate implant will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and carefully monitored and screened before being released. You will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling will start to dissipate, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can resume normal activities within several days; however, exercise should be avoided for at least 6 – 8 weeks. Breast enhancement surgery produces beautiful outcomes that look and feel normal. This treatment, in most cases, can be life-changing for many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.

Get the Look You Want

Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for so many reasons. This treatment is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness and produces beautiful outcomes. With an abundance of enhancement options, you can achieve the appearance you have always dreamed of. Schoemann Plastic Surgery is proud to provide this proven treatment and we invite you to learn more. Contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to schedule your first office visit with Dr. Schoemann.

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