What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, or symmetry of a woman’s breasts.

It involves placing breast implants or fat grafts under the breast tissue or chest muscle to increase breast size and improve the overall appearance of the breasts.

Breast augmentation is typically performed on women who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts due to a variety of reasons, including genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging.

Once the procedure is complete, you’ll enjoy a more proportionate and alluring look and all the confidence that comes along with it.

For years now, Dr. Rogers has been earning a reputation by connecting his patients with the surgical outcomes of their dreams. Breast augmentation in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Leif Rogers can help you enjoy enhanced confidence and a restored quality of life by creating a more symmetrical, attractive look. To get started, reach out to our Beverly Hills office and set up your consultation today.

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Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the nation’s most popular cosmetic procedures and can help you reach your body contouring goals by creating a more alluring bust. Many women come to Dr. Rogers feeling as though their breasts are asymmetrical or that they don’t complement their silhouette in quite the right way. Breast augmentation is a great way to meet these goals and can also help you by enabling you to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Improved breast size and shape
  • Restored breast volume
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • A better clothing fit
  • Improved body image
  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction

Who Qualifies for a Breast Augmentation?

Suitable candidates for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Leif Rogers are typically in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. To be an ideal candidate for this solution, you should have fully developed breasts that are asymmetrical; misshapen; or have lost volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging. During your consultation, Dr. Rogers will work closely with you to learn about your goals and help you decide whether or not this is the right procedure for you.

It’s important that you also have good skin elasticity and firmness, be at a stable weight, and not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding, all of which will be discussed with you by Dr. Rogers during your initial consultation appointment. Additionally, candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a period of time before and after the procedure, as smoking can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery.

We understand that cosmetic surgery of any type is a pretty major life decision, and Dr. Rogers will work closely with you to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident during every step of your cosmetic journey with us. He’ll explain what you can expect both during and after your procedure, providing you with detailed aftercare instructions and letting you know that his staff will be available to you at all times as you rest and recover.

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How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation?

Take a look at the step-by-step process you’ll experience when you visit Dr. Rogers for a breast augmentation. You can rest assured that, during your consultation, Dr. Rogers and his team will do everything they can to ensure that you have a clear and complete idea of exactly what the experience will be, answering any questions and addressing any concerns as they arise.

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit
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Exploring Three Different Types of Breast Augmentation

Saline Implants

Saline implants are the least expensive and typically entail the smallest incision since the implant is filled after insertion and is the only option should a patient desire insertion through the navel area for a scar-free result. Saline, or sterile salt water, is used to fill the implants once they have been inserted.

Silicone Implants

Silicone-filled implants offer an organic feel and are generally less likely to ripple than saline-filled implants. All implants used since November 2006 are made of cohesive silicone gel as opposed to the liquid silicone previously used. The benefit of cohesive gel is that should a rupture occur, the gel will not run.

Trans-Umbilical Method

The Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) method is a scarless or belly button breast augmentation method that can be ideal for increasing breast size by inserting breast implants through the umbilicus, navel, or belly button. This method offers minimal scarring and will often require less recovery time.

The Day of Your Procedure

Breast augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be fully asleep and will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may be used. The duration of a breast augmentation procedure can vary depending on the specific technique used and your anatomy. On average, the surgery takes approximately one to two hours to complete.

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will carefully place incisions according to the details of your surgical plan before meticulously placing the implants that you decided upon together during your initial consultations. Once this is complete, your incisions will be carefully closed, and you’ll spend a short time in our recovery area. You’ll be able to return home the same day, though you will need a friend to drive you as your anesthesia wears off.

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Your Recovery and Results

In general, most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a week after surgery, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks. The exact details of your recovery experience will depend upon the specifics of your surgical plan, so every patient’s experience is a bit different in this regard. Before the day of your procedure, we’ll ensure that you’re given a clear timeline of your recovery process, detailed aftercare instructions, and everything you need to stay comfortable as you rest, recover, and get ready to enjoy your exciting results. Our team will also be available to you at all times to ensure that you enjoy total peace of mind.

Dr. Leif Rogers has spent years earning a reputation for excellence by creating impressive results for patients in Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and around the world. If you’re ready to get started, reach out to our practice and set up your initial consultation today.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation?

What are the potential risks and complications of breast augmentation?

Can I combine other procedures with my breast augmentation?

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Breastfeeding after breast augmentation is possible for many women, but it can vary depending on factors such as surgical technique and implant placement. Discussing your intentions for breastfeeding with your surgeon beforehand can help address any concerns and optimize your chances of success.

What are the potential risks and complications of breast augmentation?

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, and changes in sensation. However, these risks are typically low, and most patients experience successful outcomes with proper preoperative evaluation and postoperative care.

Can I combine other procedures with my breast augmentation?

Yes, breast augmentation can often be combined with other procedures to achieve desired results. For instance, combining breast augmentation with a breast lift can address both volume and sagging issues simultaneously, providing a more comprehensive enhancement.

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