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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"Had a breast augmentation (silicone) and a tummy... 19 May 2016 4 months post Had a breast augmentation (silicone) and a tummy tuck with Dr. Schoemann this past January after having 3 babies in 7 years!! I am at the 4 months out point and look amazing!!! I can finally take the kids to the beach this summer in a bathing suit and feel great about it!!! Not only do my breasts look amazing but my tummy is flatter and tighter than when I was 18!! The staff is incredible, especially Christine and Jenn..they answered every question and Were even available for me on weekends! I can't wait for this summer and as a mom and a full time nurse I see a lot- which is why I chose Dr. Schoemann!!! He did mommy makeovers on two of my kids friends moms and I was stunned at the results! Best choice I ever made and Christine worked with my military budget!"- S.P. / Google / Jul 26, 2016
"One year post breast augmentation and I could not be happier. Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons and I was so glad to find him."- M.M. / Google / Nov 26, 2017
"So excited to announce I'm getting a breast augmentation by the best top Doctor. Dr schoemann on August 29th ! :D I've done so many research and I found him on real self as a Top doctor. I been to a few other consultations but when I met him I felt super comfortable it felt so right. I can't wait to have my procedure done with him."- N.L. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2016
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"I never thought I would go under the knife for plastic surgery. Just was not my character. Than something major happened...I turned 40! I guess this was my midlife crisis. I was still skeptical and thought it a venture I never would fully embrace. I am sure that looking for flaws in all the PS I interviewed was part of my excuse not to go through with it. Breast augmentation was a huge deal in my mind and clearly I was talking myself out of it by way of these less than desirable individuals who called them selves professionals. They truly were disappointing. I interviewed 4 doctors and found something wrong with each. A full year after beginning and researching nearly every night, I was beginning to question it all. I refused to give my money to a surgeon I didn't trust nor like. Then a close friend told me about Drs. Brucker and Schoemann in La Jolla, citing that each was phenomenal. I called and made an appointment with both. My first being with Dr. Mark Schoemann. After my consultation with Schoemann I canceled my appointment with Brucker because Schoemann was the man! I did not feel the need to go forward with Brucker cause I'd hit the jackpot! I mean, I'm sure Brucker must have his own "wow" points but I was very excited right where I was. Schoemann is real person. None of that cooky or or strange personality most plastic surgeons have. He was methodical, reasonable, listened a lot, great sense of humor (imagine that), patient and so understanding with even the stupidest questions. He just gets it. I may be his 5,000th patient but he is my first PS and he is fully aware and sensitive to that fact and truly respects it. His staff is so awesome. He does have one gal who comes off almost too rough around the edges and at first you wonder why she does this for a living. She comes off with poor bedside manner. But she must have been having an off day on the day of consult because on the day of surgery she was my rockstar. Took excellent care of me and now I feel like the doof for judging her to begin with. Richard was my anesthesiologist and he blew any other I've ever encountered out of the water. Extremely knowledgeable, walks you through everything step by step and even explains the why and how. His professionalism was off the charts. Christine is front desk and she too keeps in touch, answers all questions, is a sweetheart and makes sure you are ready in any way shape or form The day before my procedure, they all called me. The day of my procedure they all called again. I mean, they practically feel like family. And my results...that was the winning ticket! It's day two and my swelling is better and I can't stop looking in the mirror. Dr Schoemann is a true artist. There is no way I could have envisioned my results any better than what he gave me. He listened to all I wanted and didn't want then he took that to his own next level and made me perfection I'd recommend Dr schoemann to the Pope if he needed a PS lol"- S.G. / Yelp / Aug 13, 2016
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.
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.