Breast augmentation is, undeniably, the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Every year, women from all over San Marcos seek the experience and expertise of double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Schoemann, for help in achieving their desired body shape. He offers numerous surgical options for aesthetic improvement for women who are unhappy with their breasts, including breast implants or fat grafting. Regardless of your reasons for wanting breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann can improve your breast size and shape and provide you with attractive and balanced results that you will be proud to show off.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to change the size and shape of the breasts in women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, who suffer from asymmetrical breast shape, or who are seeking breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

To enhance the appearance of the breasts, Dr. Schoemann uses breast implants or fat grafting to provide beautiful results and successfully achieve his patients’ desired results. When you meet with Dr. Schoemann for your initial breast augmentation consultation, he will address your concerns and fully explain all of the options available to you, while tailoring a treatment plan around your goals.


Meet North County San Diego’s Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schoemann


Dr. Schoemannhas obtained a highly exceptional education, with training that has made it possible for him to excel in plastic and reconstructive surgeries of the body, face, and hands. With significant experience in performing craniofacial surgery on small children, he has mastered the most meticulous of cosmetic surgeries to perform stunning, life-changing results for men and women in the San Marcos area.

Dr. Schoemann is certified by both the American Board of Surgeryand the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he holds memberships with the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Key Benefits of Getting a Breast Augmentation

Though everyone has a different reason for choosing this procedure, there are many benefits to getting breast augmentation with Dr. Schoemann, including:

Increased Breast Volume

Some women in San Marcos do not have naturally large breasts. Others may simply feel that their breasts do not fit their overall frame. When you choose breast augmentation, you will work with Dr. Schoemann to select the perfect breast implants so you can achieve the volume and look you want.

Balanced Breasts

Some women are born with breasts that are very asymmetrical. These women suffer from the frustration of an uneven appearance that can be seen through normal clothing. Because Dr. Schoemann can place two different size breast implants during breast augmentation, you can finally achieve a balanced appearance.

Improved Self-Confidence

The size of a woman’s breasts can bring confidence or cause her confidence to dwindle. If you have a bust that is on the smaller side, chances are you have felt embarrassed at times throughout your adulthood. A breast augmentation can be customized to provide each woman with natural-looking results she can be proud of.


Is a Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation include women who are physically and mentally healthy, who are able to maintain a stable, healthy weight, those whose breasts are fully developed, and who are at the correct age to receive breast implants.

In order to truly know if breast augmentation is right for you, the first thing you should do is schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Schoemann. During your appointment, he will determine your candidacy and then work with you to develop a plan that will achieve your goals.

It Is Perfect For

Breast augmentation is perfect for women in the San Marcos area whose breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss. This individualized procedure can restore lost volume and shape and improve your overall self-confidence, as it is able to help you achieve the body shape you have always wanted.

In addition, women who weight train or have limited natural breast tissue also benefit from breast augmentation, as Dr. Schoemann is able to increase the volume of the breasts using advanced techniques catered to each patient’s body type and structure.

It Is Not Perfect For

Oftentimes, Dr. Schoemann visits with women who are unhappy with the position of their breasts. Breast augmentation will not correct breasts that sag. In order to achieve a lifted appearance and fuller breasts, talk to Dr. Schoemann about incorporating a breast lift into your breast augmentation procedure.

Additionally, breast augmentation should only be considered by women in the San Marcos area who want to improve their appearance for their own benefit. You should never choose to change your body in any way to make someone else happy. If you are feeling conflicted about your decision, talk to a trusted friend, family member, or medical professional.

Do I Have to Be at Least 18 to Get a Breast Augmentation?

While Dr. Schoemann understands that many teen girls are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, in order to get a breast augmentation, the FDA requires women to be at least 18 to receive saline-filled implants, and at least 22 to receive silicone-filled implants. These measures have been put in place to protect young women physically, as well as emotionally, as the body needs time to complete development before augmentation occurs. If breast augmentation is performed before development has been completed, unwanted changes to the final results could occur.


Before and After Photo Gallery

Dr. Schoemann is known for providing exceptional results through breast augmentation. During each consultation, he takes time to discover the specific needs of each of his patients so he can ensure their desired results are achieved.

“If I could give this office 10 stars, I would! Schoemann Plastic Surgery completely exceeded all expectations and never failed to go above and beyond. I had my breast augmentation while my husband was deployed. I did the surgery as a surprise for when he returned home! The entire staff was on board and supportive of my timeline. They also completely became involved in my husband’s homecoming. I felt like part of a family with them!” Haven O.

Breast Augmentation Before & Afters

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I Live in San Marcos, What Is the Cost for a Breast Augmentation Procedure in San Diego?

As with any medical procedure, including plastic surgery, the cost of breast augmentation in San Diego varies from patient to patient. Factors that affect the cost may include the breast implant type, volume, or profile, the surgical procedure chosen by the patient, the placement of the incisions, and the condition of the skin at the time of surgery. When you visit with Dr. Schoemann for your initial breast augmentation consultation, he will provide you with a cost breakdown of your individualized treatment plan.

Surgeon’s Fees

During your initial consultation, Dr. Schoemann will explain your surgical options, and the two of you will work together to develop a treatment plan for your breast augmentation. When you leave his office, you will have specific information regarding his fees for your breast augmentation, which will be customized to fit your needs.

The Facility

Schoemann Plastic Surgery Center offers a spacious, cutting-edge, on-site surgical facility, which is AAAASF-accredited. Your facility fees will be provided in your cost estimate during your initial consultation. Because we are able to perform surgery on-site, we are able to control overall costs as compared to the costs that are typically incurred in a hospital setting.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is provided by our certified anesthetists at our on-site surgical facility. The cost of anesthesia will be determined based on your specific surgical needs and medical health history.

Prescription Medications

Before your breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann will provide you with prescription medications, which may include pain medication and antibiotics. The cost of these prescriptions will depend on whether or not you have insurance and the type of coverage you have.

Total Costs for a Breast Augmentation in San Marcos, CA

The total cost for a breast augmentation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery will be determined based on the above-mentioned factors and is tailored to each individual patient.


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The Breast Augmentation Procedure Process

The breast augmentation procedure is performed in Dr. Schoemann’s on-site surgical facility using general anesthesia. He will begin by creating the agreed upon incisions, through which he will then create a pocket to place the breast implant. Once the breast implant has been properly placed and positioned, Dr. Schoemann will close the incisions with sutures or surgical adhesives. You will then be taken to a comfortable recovery room where our nurses will monitor you as you wake up from the effects of your anesthesia.

The Consultation

When you meet with Dr. Schoemann for your initial breast augmentation consultation, he will perform a full examination of your breasts, listen as you describe your desired results, and thoroughly explain the various aspects of your procedure including breast implant types, the sizes and shapes you can choose from, and what type of profile will work best for your body type. Dr. Schoemann will take time to ensure you feel well-informed and comfortable about your choices for your breast augmentation procedure.

Preparing for a Breast Augmentation

Before you visit Dr. Schoemann for your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to prepare by arranging for a trusted friend or family member to drive you to your appointment, wait in the waiting room during your procedure, be prepared to drive you home once you have been released, and stay with you for 24 hours.

Other steps you will need to complete when preparing for breast augmentation include, visiting your primary care physician to ensure you are healthy enough for elective surgery, quitting tobacco use for at least 2 weeks before your scheduled surgery date, avoiding aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs that could lead to excessive bleeding, and adjusting your daily medications as directed.

How Long Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Take?

The breast augmentation procedure is performed in our spacious, cutting-edge, on-site surgical facility, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. Dr. Schoemann utilizes technologically advanced techniques and technologies to perform all plastic surgery procedures, which means he can work as efficiently as if he were in a hospital setting.

Breast augmentation is an out-patient procedure and generally takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the choices you have made for your surgery. After Dr. Schoemann has completed your procedure, you will be transferred to a comfortable recovery room where you will be cared for until your discharge.

Will I Feel Any Pain During a Breast Augmentation?

To perform breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann will use general anesthesia in order to ensure you are completely unaware of your surgery. Not only will you be completely asleep during surgery, but you will not feel anything either.

After your surgery, you will still be comfortable for some time. As your anesthesia wears off, you will begin taking the prescribed pain medication provided by Dr. Schoemann. Be sure to take this medication as directed, and on a schedule, to ensure you remain comfortable in the days following your breast augmentation.

Post-Surgery – Recovering from a Breast Augmentation

When you have been released to return home after your breast augmentation, your breasts will be in a post-surgical bra in order to provide support and minimize swelling as healing progresses. It is vital that you do not remove this dressing. Instead, Dr. Schoemann will remove it during your first post-surgery appointment. Once it has been removed, you should continue to wear a support garment or sports bra for several weeks, as directed by Dr. Schoemann.

Upon your discharge, you will also be provided a specific list of instructions pertaining to your recovery period. Be sure to follow these directions carefully in order to ensure you remain healthy and avoid postoperative complications.


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What Else Should I Consider Before Getting a Breast Augmentation?

If you are considering breast augmentation, be sure you are making the decision because you want it, and not because someone else wants you to change your body. Every plastic surgery procedure is personal and should only be done for the betterment of you, the patient.

Type of Breast Implant

When you meet with Dr. Schoemann, the two of you will discuss the different options for your breast implants, and the best type of breast implant will be chosen based on your body frame and the results you hope to attain.

Today, the most commonly used breast implant types are saline and silicone, both of which are approved by the FDA.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have a silicone shell and are filled with silicone gel. This type of breast implant mimics the look and feel of natural breasts and is preferred by most women in the San Marcos area.

Women who choose silicone breast implants will need to have an MRI every 3-5 years to ensure they have not experienced a rupture, as silicone breast implants tend to maintain their shape during a leak, which makes identifying this complication difficult.

Saline Gel Breast Implants

Saline breast implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a sterile saline solution. They mimic bags of water and move more freely within the breast pocket. This type of breast implant is a great choice for women in the San Marcos area who are undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, or those who have naturally asymmetrical breasts, as Dr. Schoemann is able to micro-adjust saline implants to a precise size.

What Are the Risks of Getting Breast Implants?

Before your breast augmentation with Dr. Schoemann, he will review the potential risks associated with the breast augmentation procedure. Risks and potential complications could include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Undesirable scarring
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Wrinkling of the skin
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Decreased sensation in the nipples or breasts

If you have some questions regarding the risks of breast augmentation, be sure to ask Dr. Schoemann.


Get a Breast Augmentation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure amongst women in the San Marcos area, and rightfully so. It is safe, effective, and provides beautiful results. With so many different ways to customize your breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann will be able to give you the results you have been dreaming of.

If you are ready to schedule your initial consultation, call (760) 487-2520 today, and a member of our outstanding team will be happy to assist you.