WHAT IS BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Cosmetic breast surgery is a procedure that adds volume to breasts for a fuller appearance. It’s often considered one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, offering women who dislike their breasts many opportunities for improvement. With the help of breast implants or fat grafting, this procedure helps to improve breast size and shape and to produce a beautiful, balanced outcome. Plastic surgeon Dr. Tyler Frew is highly trained in administering this surgery and performs many breast augmentations every year in Murrieta, CA. During a consultation at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery, Dr. Frew will listen to your concerns and desires, go over all of the options available, and then create a customized surgical plan to meet your goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Frew for breast augmentation in Murrieta, CA, he’ll help you choose the correct implant based on your body frame and the results you hope to attain. Implants for breast augmentation come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — all of which will be carefully considered in order to achieve the desired result. Today, the most commonly used breast implants are saline and silicone, both widely chosen and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Candidates considering implants made with saline must be at least 18 years of age, while patients must be at least 22 years of age in order to undergo treatment with silicone implants. Other considerations include gummy bear (teardrop-shaped, gel-based implants) implants and fat grafting (also known as a fat transfer). Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other important factors to decide.
Implant size is determined based on the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used. To understand the appropriate amount for your breast augmentation, Dr. Frew will look at how much original tissue exists and what size you want to be during your consultation in Murrieta, CA. You will also be offered am implant sizing appointment to become more comfortable and choose the perfect size for you. In the operating room, it’s normal for Dr. Frew to temporarily switch out various implants to get a better idea of a suitable fit.
Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, most of our patients opt for the round shape because it generally looks more natural while adding a fullness to the top portion of the breasts that many patients desire.
The breast implant profile refers to how far out the implant looks to be (projection). Meaning, this is what you see from the side angle. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.
MAKING YOUR CHOICES
These options may appear overwhelming, but picking the appropriate implant can be easy after discussing your goals in the consultation. These considerations paired with the experience of Dr. Frew help to ensure you get the outcome you’re looking for.
Murrieta, CA patients who wish for more upper-pole volume may benefit from the addition of fat grafting to their breast augmentation. In these cases, fat will be harvested from an area of the body (commonly the thighs, abdomen, or hips) and grafted to the breasts for the desired result.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BREAST AUGMENTATION?
For those who are looking to increase the size of their breasts and customize their appearance, breast augmentations in Murrieta, CA at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery yield a vast number of fantastic benefits, some of which include:
- Enhances cup size and fullness
- Helps with reshaping breasts affected by breastfeeding, aging, or drastic weight loss
- Evens out asymmetrical breast size
- Rebuilds breasts following a mastectomy
- Increases confidence and self-esteem
- Lets you enjoy a broader range of clothing
- Yields dramatic, lasting outcomes
Along with the previously mentioned advantages, breast augmentation also might:
- Provide many implant options
- Be effective and safe for most patients
- Last for 15 years or longer for some individuals
- Have a comparatively rapid recovery period
- Create a beautiful aesthetic
IS BREAST AUGMENTATION RIGHT FOR ME?
The choice to go through with breast augmentation surgery performed at our office in Murrieta, CA is personal. If you’re considering this treatment, it’s important you choose it for yourself. You should be healthy, at a stable weight with fully developed breasts, and be old enough to get implants. If you’re dissatisfied with the size of your breasts because they appear flat, then you might benefit from this cosmetic breast procedure. Additionally, if your breasts have been affected by weight loss or pregnancy, then this procedure may be able to give them renewed life with increased volume. It may also be a welcomed option if you weight train or have little to no original breast tissue.
HOW IS BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY PERFORMED?
Before surgery, Dr. Frew will also discuss incision type and implant placement for your procedure. During the surgery, Dr. Frew will make an incision based on what you choose and then place the implant into the desired position. There are two techniques that can be used for implant placement: either under the pectoral muscle or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pectoral muscle). Where to insert the implant depends on various factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement, plus the expertise of Dr. Frew. Regardless of the incision type, scarring is usually rare. Placement and location are determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that uses general anesthesia. Once the incision is made, Dr. Frew will insert the appropriate implant through the incision, deposit it into a surgically created pocket, and then fit it into its correct position. Once the implant is in position, Dr. Frew will carefully close the incision with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into recovery and observed and monitored prior to being released. You will be sent home wearing a surgical bra to help reduce swelling. Within a few days, the swelling should diminish, and your breasts should start to look and feel normal as they settle into their new position. The majority of patients can return to everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion such as exercise should be avoided for roughly 6 – 8 weeks. Breast augmentation performed at our office in Murrieta, CA can help to create gorgeous outcomes that look and feel both normal and natural. This procedure can often change people’s lives by helping them to feel more self-assured.
BREAST AUGMENTATION FAQ
How much does breast augmentation cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery in Murrieta, CA varies depending on the choices mentioned about (implant type, size, etc.) and whether you’re having any other surgeries at the same time. Once Dr. Frew develops your treatment plan in your consultation, he can talk to you about estimated costs and financing. To make sure you’re happy with your results and that they last a long time, it’s better to focus on quality over cost.
Do I need a breast lift or breast augmentation?
Your plan might include implants, a lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts, while implants address the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Frew in Murrieta, CA, he will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your treatment options. A breast augmentation and lift are usually included a the mommy makeover to help rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after augmentation surgery in Murrieta, CA, talk to Dr. Frew about it during your consultation. With the right surgical technique and placement, it’s usually possible to breastfeed after implants. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can affect your results, however, which is why it’s better to wait until you’re finished with childbearing to have breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide at some point that you would like to remove or replace your implants. If this happens, Dr. Frew can perform breast revision surgery. During revision surgery, your old implants can either be replaced with new ones or removed. If you choose to have your implants removed, you may need to have a breast lift since larger implants may stretch your skin. If you have any concerns or questions after your augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
The FDA is investigating a possible link between implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This isn’t breast cancer but is a cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), implant-related ALCL is very rare and is highly treatable when caught early. Dr. Frew encourages all patients with implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer.
GET THE LOOK YOU WANT
Breast enhancement surgery with implants is popular for many reasons. This surgery is safe and effective and produces beautiful results. With an abundance of enhancement considerations, you can create the bustline you have always dreamed of. Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery is excited to offer this procedure, and we welcome you to learn more. Contact Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery in Murrieta, CA to plan your initial breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Tyler Frew.