Breast Augmentation

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A breast augmentation involves the use of breast implants to increase breast size. There are different types of breast implants to choose from, including saline, which are inserted empty and then filled with salt water, and silicone gel, which feel very similar to breast tissue.

Your surgeon will make an incision in the crease under your breast, under your arm, or around your nipple to place the implant. After the incision is closed, you will be able to leave our Orange County outpatient facility the same day in order to recover in the comfort of your own home.

Can I benefit from a breast augmentation?

To find out if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation, schedule a time to talk with one of our

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Orange County surgeons about your unique situation and needs. In general, you might be a fit for breast implants if any of the following apply to you:
  • Your breasts are naturally small
  • Your breasts are not the same size or shape
  • Your breasts have lost volume from weight loss, breastfeeding, or pregnancy
  • You have lost breast tissue and wish to reconstruct your breasts

Breast Augmentation - Breast AugmentationWhat can I expect after the surgery?

Have someone prepared to drive you home from our Orange County outpatient center following your surgery. Swelling and soreness will probably persist for three to four weeks, along with possible bruising. Your breasts will be sensitive to contact, and you’ll have some scars that will fade over time.

When you meet with one of our doctors, you’ll have a chance to learn about what you can expect from the procedure, along with any potential complications or possible risks. You will also learn how to prepare yourself for the breast augmentation and what to anticipate in terms of follow-up. Prior to the surgery and throughout your follow-up time, your surgeon will talk with you about pain medication and how long you should wait before returning to work.