While some women are completely satisfied with the size and shape of their breasts, others are not quite so lucky. Many women come to Schoemann Plastic Surgery in the Oceanside, CA area because they wish to alter the appearance of their breasts and gain a more flattering physique. Dr. Schoemann is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience performing breast augmentation procedures.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation refers to a surgical procedure that is meant to modify the size or volume of the breasts. This type of breast surgery can be an excellent option for women who feel their curves are too small, worry that their breasts are asymmetrical, or wish to reconstruct their breasts following a mastectomy.

There are multiple options available to help women achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. For some women, Dr. Schoemann recommends the use of breast implants. For others, he advises fat grafting, wherein excess tissue is harvested from the body and used to augment the breasts. When you join us in our Oceanside, CA practice for a consultation, Dr. Schoemann will be happy to provide information about each of the available options.


Meet Oceanside, CA’s Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schoemann

Dr. Schoemann is a well-regarded and highly trained plastic surgeon, serving patients throughout Oceanside and the surrounding area. He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, he maintains memberships with the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Schoemann is passionate about providing his patients with life-changing results.


Key Benefits of Getting a Breast Augmentation

There are several benefits to getting a breast augmentation. Some of the primary advantages include:

Increased Breast Volume

One of the main reasons why women seek breast augmentation is because they wish they had larger breasts, or they worry that their natural breasts are not proportional to the rest of their frame. With breast augmentation, it is possible to add volume in a way that is substantial but also looks natural.

Balanced Breasts

Some women develop breasts that are different in size, which can lead to feelings of self-consciousness. Breast augmentation can be performed to correct asymmetry, bringing the breasts into harmony with one another.

Improved Self-Confidence

The size of your breasts may be a source of great confidence. Alternatively, it can cause you to have a low self-image. If you are part of the latter, a breast augmentation procedure can help you gain real confidence in your curves and feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Real Patient Stories

“My confidence has elevated to a higher level that I didn’t think I could ever have.”


Is a Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

The best way to determine whether you are a good fit for breast augmentation is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schoemann. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Schoemann will review your medical history, perform a physical evaluation, and talk to you about your expectations for breast augmentation. Based on this information, Dr. Schoemann will verify that you are a good candidate for a safe and successful breast augmentation.

The ideal candidates are women who are in good physical health, have realistic expectations, and have stable and healthy body weight. Additionally, candidates for breast augmentation should have fully developed breasts prior to surgery. Also, we caution against having breast augmentation if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant soon, as this may reverse the effects of the surgery.

It is Ideal For

Breast augmentation is a great choice for women whose breasts have been affected by pregnancy, age, or weight loss. The procedure can also be a good option for women who have simply never been satisfied with the size or symmetry of their breasts.

Women who weight train or have limited natural breast tissue also benefit from breast augmentation, as the procedure can be used to enhance breast volume using advanced techniques aligned with each patient’s body type and structure.

It is Not Ideal For

Sometimes women are interested in breast augmentation because they are dissatisfied with the shape or positioning of their breasts. Breast augmentation is not a good option for correcting breasts that sag. To address sagging or drooping breasts, Dr. Schoemann typically recommends a procedure known as breast lift. Note that the breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to enhance size and shape at the same time.

We only recommend breast augmentation for women who wish to change their physical appearance for their own sake. We do not recommend having plastic surgery to please someone else.

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

While many teenage girls are dissatisfied with the shape of their breasts, it is imperative to allow the breasts to fully develop before seeking any kind of augmentation. For this reason, the FDA requires women to be at least 18 to receive saline-filled implants and at least 22 to get implants filled with silicone.


Before and After Photo Gallery

At Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Oceanside, CA, we know that the right surgery, performed by the right surgeon, can produce life-changing results. Browse some examples of past patients using our gallery of before-and-after images.

Breast Augmentation Results

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What is the Cost for a Breast Augmentation Procedure in Oceanside?

As with any plastic surgery, the cost can vary from one patient to the next. Some of the factors that impact the cost include incision placement, the type of procedure, the type of implants, and more. When you visit us for your initial appointment, our team can furnish a full breakdown of the costs associated with breast augmentation.

Surgeon’s Fees

One major factor that determines the cost of surgery is the fee charged by your surgeon. After your initial consultation, Dr. Schoemann will be glad to provide a full breakdown of his fees.

The Facility

Schoemann Plastic Surgery Center offers a spacious, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility. Your facility fees will be included in your cost estimate during your initial consultation. Note that, because we have our own surgical facility, we can control prices on behalf of our patients.

Anesthesia

Our certified anesthetists provide anesthesia at our on-site surgical facility, helping to keep your procedure comfortable and pain-free. The cost of anesthesia will be determined based on your specific medical needs.

How Can We Help You?

The Breast Augmentation Procedure Process

While the breast augmentation process may look a little different from one patient to the next, it generally follows this trajectory:

The Consultation

Dr. Schoemann will perform a full examination of your breasts, ask some questions about your medical history, and take any questions you may have about the procedure or the recovery. During this appointment, you will receive a clear plan for your breast augmentation experience.

Preparing for a Breast Augmentation

On the day of your appointment, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to the surgery, wait for you, then drive you home. Ideally, this person will also stay with you for the first 24 hours. Also, make sure you follow any specific pre-surgery guidelines outlined by your surgeon, including cessation of certain medications that may contribute to bleeding.

How Long Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Take?

Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis. For more patients, the procedure lasts somewhere between one and three hours.

Will I Feel Any Pain During a Breast Augmentation?

For your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia, ensuring that you are not awake for the procedure and do not feel any pain. After the surgery, and as the anesthesia wears off, you can anticipate some soreness, but prescription pain medications will be available to ensure your comfort.


Post-Surgery – Recovering from a Breast Augmentation

When you head home after surgery, you will be wearing a post-surgical bra for support to minimize swelling. It is crucial that you do not remove this dressing. Rather, Dr. Schoemann will remove it during your first post-surgery check-up. Following the removal of this supportive bra, you will need to continue wearing a support garment or sports bra for several weeks or until Dr. Schoemann directs you otherwise.

Upon your discharge, you will also receive a specific list of instructions pertaining to your recovery period. Following these instructions is an important way to make certain that your body heals fully.


What Else Should I Consider Before Getting a Breast Augmentation?

There are some additional topics to discuss with your surgeon, including:

Type of Breast Implants

Dr. Schoemann will be happy to talk with you about the pros and cons of saline versus silicone breast implants and help you decide on the implants that are right for you.

The Risks of Getting Breast Implants

There are risks associated with any surgical procedure, and Dr. Schoemann will let you know about possible side effects associated with breast augmentation. These risks can include bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthesia, and more.


Get a Breast Augmentation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

Ready to learn more about getting breast augmentation? Schedule a consultation at our practice in Oceanside, CA at (760) 487-2520.